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.
Our Project Delivery Conference was about helping us become fit for the future, and to ultimately improve delivering projects, now and in the future.
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.