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.
Julian Martin, Head of of Secretariat Cabinet Office, talks of his experience as an independent reviewer and how the IPA is supporting the most complex and high risk projects with independent assurance reviews.
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.
Foreign Office Minister Mark Field recently launched the Global Infrastructure Programme - a cross Whitehall initiative to help sustain economic growth through the development of economic and social infrastructure.
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Safeguarding against Sexual Abuse might not be what you would expect to see on the agenda of a typical Project Delivery Conference, but this was not a typical conference.
When the Civil Service HR were in need of a highly skilled Project Delivery Professional, with first hand experience of running projects in the HR function, the Project Delivery Senior Brokering Service were there to help.
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.