Summary "Critical Insights From Government Projects" examines the implementation of major projects in the governmental field, and more specifically those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The book is divided in to four research categories: project management, project evaluation, electronic services, and technology implementation. The chapters cover the theory and practice of the implementation, in the public sector, of advanced technologies in a governmental setting.
The research in this book was conducted and written by senior government officials and practitioners. The chapters include key critical insights from several strategic government initiatives, general management frameworks, reflections and a review of fundamental lessons learned. Key Features Includes a rare insight in to major government projects in the Middle Eastern region. Examines implementation of major projects from a practical perspective. The review of the various projects is set against a broader framework, making the analysis of the implementation far more rigorous and relevant. Written by leading players in the area. Critical Insights From Government Projects is easy-to-read and is highly practical. The Author Dr Al-Khouri is the Director General (Under Secretary) of the Emirates Identity Authority: a federal government organisation established in 2004 to rollout and manage the national identity management infrastructure program in the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in the UAE national identity card program since its early conceptual phases during his work with the Ministry of Interior. He has also been involved in many other strategic government initiatives in the past 22 years of his experience in the government sector. Contents Project management: projects management in reality; lessons from government IT projects; an innovative project management methodology Projects evaluation: UAE National ID Programme case study; using quality models to evaluate large IT systems Electronic services: electronic government in the GCC countries Technology implementations: digital identities and the promise of the 'technology trio' PKI, smart cards, and biometrics IRIS; recognition and the challenge of homeland and border control security in UAE