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Program Managers in Federal Service: Why They Matter

Monday, September 15, 2014

Program management is an underappreciated art in federal government. Hiring managers often confuse this skill with project management and overemphasize technical expertise and task-oriented results when hiring new employees.

A Holistic Approach to Management


As the federal workforce evolves, there needs to be a greater emphasis on hiring agile managers with strong problem-solving skills. These managers also should be proven multitaskers, who are able to secure resources even when facing limited

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