Atif Ali, Muhammad A Butt, Syed Amer Mahmood, Jahanzeb Qureshi, Ghulam Jaffer, Muhammad Kashif Nazir, Rashid Mehmood, Jawaryia Najeeb, Pakistan
Project management is the key success factor of today's public and private sector companies. This paper focuses on the traditional practice of project management practices in public sector organizations especially in less developed countries. A case study was discussed in Pakistani public sector organizations. It focuses on the rise of project management and provides a summary of useful concepts, different project types, supportive organizational structures, effective technologies and points out future project management directions. Public sector organizations still need systems of managing projects efficiently but it is likely that they will be very different to those found suitable in the past. Some tentative suggestions are made as to the type of changes that are needed, but it is also necessary for empirical studies to be undertaken to codify and conceptualize what is already happening in practice. The identification of gaps and lag before practice is incorporated into theory has created a major opportunity for future researchers in project management practices.