Bloggers Sound Off: Politicians vs. Technocrats

By Voices Team

In this Voices on Project Management roundtable, bloggers discuss the following quote from a recent article in The Economist on the need for the professionalization of project management in government and what can go wrong when there isn’t a strong project management presence to connect strategy and implementation: “But in too many countries technocrats tend to be under the thumb of politicians and not up to the job.”
Lynda Bourne, DPM, PMP
Country: Australia
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the statement. The role of politicians should be to govern for the long-term good of the country, provide leadership and sensibly reflect …read more