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.
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.
With one week to go to enter the Association of Project Management’s Awards, now is the time to apply. Hear from Mark Geoghegan who won ‘APM Project Manager of the Year’ 2017 on what makes a great entry.
The IPA has helped establish DCMS’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme that will help the UK be among the leading nations in developing and deploying new capabilities enabled by 5G.
One year since the Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) was launched, 6 months since the Government Online skills Tool (GOST) went live, and my 100th presentation of a framework that has had a considerable impact on the project delivery profession.
Over 250 Project Delivery Professionals gathered to look outside our own experience, learn from each other, and most importantly make time to talk at the very first DWP Project Delivery Conference, Striving for Excellence.
The IPA’s purpose is to support departments to deliver projects and programmes more effectively, however when it comes to Infrastructure Funds, this is an example of where the IPA is delivering a project directly.
Steve Vine, Head of Profession at the Ministry of Justice, 'Project delivery roles are amongst the most exciting and challenging in Government, and with the creation of the function we are developing a greater sense of identity and pride in the profession.'
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently joined the IPA for four days of training and policy dialogue.
If the projects are not successfully implemented, then the policy objectives are not delivered. How can we effectively cross the 'Valley of Death' between policy creation and policy delivery?