Whilst successful project initiation can take more time at the start, this will be repaid many times over later on in delivery.
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.
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.
During these ‘unprecedented times’, we need to think harder than ever about D&I. We need to uphold our values and principles, and we need to make an extra effort to ensure that no one is left behind.
As things get to a more even keel in the ‘new normal’ phase, this is our opportunity to bring thinking about diversity and inclusion more to the fore. Not instead of, but alongside our day to day work.
The COVID-19 crisis has already, and will continue to, cause many complex hurdles. Collaboration will be essential to overcoming these hurdles. The Benchmarking Capability Tool is a prime example of the benefits and success that can be driven by cross-industry collaboration.
For International Women’s Day 2020 Nick Smallwood celebrates the achievements of women throughout the Civil Service as well as reflects on the need to do more to ensure diversity throughout the project delivery profession.
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.
To celebrate National Inclusion Week, we want to champion the diversity in our project delivery profession. Our very own Suzanne Newton, Head of Profession in the Home Office talks about her background and all she has learnt along the way.
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.
Our world is changing around us every day and this means that we are being challenged to think differently and come up with innovative ideas to build infrastructure that is resilient in tomorrow’s world.