Project Delivery Advisor, Alex Milbank, from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) shares his experience of supporting the Department for Transport (DfT) in their delivery of the Crossrail project and attending an opening event for the Elizabeth line this May …
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.
As we approach the end of Black History Month, Neil Couling CBE, reflects on the challenges of achieving equal representation for people from every ethnic background as the defining issue facing this generation.
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.
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.