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On December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act which aims to improve program and project management (P/PM) practices within the Federal Government.  On June 25, 2018, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney sent a memorandum to all federal agencies laying out a 5 year strategic outline for improving project and program management under the new law1

Appendix 1 of the memo presents a “Phased Approach for PMIAA Implementation and Timeline”.  Each phase is defined below:

  • Phase I: Coordinated Governance, Talent Management, and Pilot of Non-IT Major Acquisitions: FY 2018-2019
  • Phase II: Expanding Portfolio Reviews of Programs to Include Grants: FY 2020-2021
  • Phase III: Updated 5-year Strategic Plan, Expanding Portfolio Reviews: FY 2022

The table below provided the timeline and the actions for Phase I.