Good project delivery is vital to turn policy into practice and deliver world-class public services that help improve the lives of citizens. We have made good progress over the last decade. Now is the time for us to shift up a gear, keep building momentum and make ours the greatest project system in the world.
As part of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) programme, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) is establishing a benchmarking methodology that aims to support and encourage more consistent benchmarking across infrastructure.
Much of the IPA’s work is about sharing our expertise, whether that be across UK government departments, with industry or overseas. To this aim, every six months the IPA delivers a five day training course for officials from overseas governments.
Missed our recent webinar on ‘Introducing the UK Government’s Project Delivery Standard’? Read the key points and find out how to watch the recording.
Whether you are an experienced project delivery professional or new to the profession – applying a Standard when leading and managing projects provides a consistent and common approach that empowers you to deliver.
Julian Martin, Head of of Secretariat Cabinet Office, talks of his experience as an independent reviewer and how the IPA is supporting the most complex and high risk projects with independent assurance reviews.
Foreign Office Minister Mark Field recently launched the Global Infrastructure Programme - a cross Whitehall initiative to help sustain economic growth through the development of economic and social infrastructure.
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Safeguarding against Sexual Abuse might not be what you would expect to see on the agenda of a typical Project Delivery Conference, but this was not a typical conference.
When the Civil Service HR were in need of a highly skilled Project Delivery Professional, with first hand experience of running projects in the HR function, the Project Delivery Senior Brokering Service were there to help.
Payment in the construction industry has come under closer scrutiny since Carillion’s collapse, and rightly so. It is unacceptable when suppliers are not paid fairly and on time. But it’s also not a straightforward problem to solve.
The Government has ambitious plans for infrastructure, with a pipeline of over £600 billion of investment. Yet neither in the UK or abroad, are there consistent ways of benchmarking infrastructure.