This is just a quick note to let you know President Barack Obama has signed into law S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The legislation, strongly endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), was approved by both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bi-partisan support. President Obama signed it into law on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
The PMIAA reforms federal program management policy in four important ways:
- Creating a formal job series and career path for program managers in the federal government.
- Developing a standards-based program management policy across the federal government.
- Recognizing the essential role of executive sponsorship and engagement by designating a senior executive in federal agencies to be responsible for program management policy and strategy.
- Sharing knowledge of successful approaches to program management through an interagency council on program management.
Jordan Sims of PMI wrote a very good article on the potential impact of this Act. You can access it at: http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/blog/2015/05/14/pmiaa-fix-fundamentals-first/27296075/