1105960 Advances in Project Management.docx - Advances in Project Management 1 ADVANCES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT ROLE OF PUBLIC IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A

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Advances in Project Management 1 ADVANCES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT: ROLE OF PUBLIC IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC PROJECT by [Name] Professor’s Name Course Title Course Code State/City Date
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Advances in Project Management 2 Statement of Research Question In the recent past many governments world over have started to see to the need of public participation in mega projects. As a result, many governments are proactively encouraging the engagement of interested groups, individuals as well as organisations in public infrastructure and construction projects. Indeed, this is an appropriate strategy to enhance accountability, transparency and openness of the decision making process and aid improve the longevity of the project’s benefits and viability to the community. Therefore, practitioners as well as scholars in different professional and academic arenas have increasingly concentrated on the relevance of citizen involvement in public sector decision-making process. For instance, in public administration, much attention is given to the public participation process at the state and municipal level especially in activities associated with budgetary decision-making (Xie et al ., 2019). On the same note, the field of transportation policy has been involved in a parallel, even though not necessarily overlapping, examination of public involvement, supported by the need to deal with pragmatic issues of lawsuits that stall or absolutely halt the development of large-scale projects. Public participation is a comprehensive concept which varies from one context to another in terms of definition and application. To some public involvement is a practice; for others it is a matter of principles. The involvement of the public is majorly done for purposes of solving the problems facing the public (Mok, Shen, and Yang, 2015, p.446). Therefore, public participation entails debate and empowerment, consultation and information sharing. The involvement of the public in projects provide them the opportunity to assess, plan, train, mobilise and implement programs and monitor and evaluate their progress. Public involvement therefore offers the local community the opportunity to take part in decision making, take part in implementation of the development project and programs, participation in evaluation and monitoring projects and participation in sharing the benefits of the
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Advances in Project Management 3 development (Hasan, Nahiduzzaman, and Aldosary, 2018, p.14). However, the major problem facing mega project is the lack of social responsibility. Social responsibility is critical when it comes to project management. Mega projects are always faced with many challenges such as project management problems, and the problem of social responsibility. According to Sears et al . (2015), there are different categories of project management problems which are associated with the public projects such as the management of time and resources in an organized manner. The responsibility as
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