Lizzie Shelmerdine, Project Delivery Fast Streamer, shares her thoughts on International Women's Day on how to make a more inclusive workplace which allows everyone to excel in leadership roles.
Principle number seven; “be an intelligent client”, concisely sets out the role government has in establishing and encouraging the behaviours that will transform the construction sector and the delivery of our major projects. In line with that ambition, the government published the Construction Playbook this week.
2020 is the National Year of Inclusion for the Civil Service and the role of staff networks for supporting colleagues has become even more apparent during the pandemic. Both the Civil Service LGBT+ Network and Project Delivery Profession are here to support Civil Servants and provide a voice for their members across Government.
Following on from Nick Smallwood's blog on the importance of Front-End-Loading, an in depth article on the IPA’s Project Initiation Routemap which provides an early intervention that supports this effective project set up.
Whilst successful project initiation can take more time at the start, this will be repaid many times over later on in delivery.
We must get the basics of project delivery right. We can start this by adopting the eight principles for project success and keeping them at the forefront of everything we do.
As the Government’s centre of expertise for project, portfolio and programme management, I believe it is crucial we focus on the 3 ‘P’s. By focusing on these three elements, we will ultimately support the delivery of IPA’s vision is to create the best performing projects system in the world.
Our new guidance on the role of the senior responsible owner (SRO) describes the role of SRO and its relationship to other key leadership roles in major project delivery.
Matthew Gage, Deputy Director at Ministry of Justice, recent trip to Iceland to assist PMI with developing their next generation of certification for project delivery professionals across the globe: ‘something that will have a real impact on our growing profession’.
The IPA has been working closely with the Department for Transport doing internal analysis on recent transport projects with the aim of seeing what we can learn to prevent the same problems occurring in future.