Yesterday I braved the elements, making it all the way up to Peterborough for the collective voice steering group meeting. The 8 hour round trip was well worth it as incredible progress has been made this quarter. The workstream leads reported progress on:
- Development of a new course for elected members on scrutiny of, and more effective participation in project and programme boards Continue reading
In this post, I’d like to tell you about a group that I’m really excited about – the UK Local Public Sector Project, Programme and Portfolio Management collective Voice (UKLPSPPPMCV). OK, so it’s a bit of a mouthful even as an acronym, but don’t let that put you off! Continue reading
Ever been in an organisation where everybody is stretched to the limit? I’m currently managing three large projects for my employer, and in each case the biggest challenge is getting the attention of and commitment from the project board and project team. At the fortnightly progress reviews I’m met with very little evidence of real progress being made, and the comment that ‘we need to re-plan to make the timescales more realistic’. So we go through a re-planning exercise, but guess what… progress still isn’t being made in-line with the new plans which the team themselves created! Continue reading
Back in April 2010, I helped organise ppmlocalgovcamp - an unconference for public sector project, programme and portfolio managers, inspired by the ukgovcamps organised by @davebriggs (incidentally, you don’t want to miss #ukgc11).
The material produced during the day was originally published on a ning network, but I’ve decided to pull everything into this site. If you’d like to access the materials, why not take a look at the events section.
Hello! Thanks for popping along to public sector PM. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for months now and have finally found a spare 5 minutes. I suppose in this first post I should let you know what I plan to do with the blog, and my motivation for starting it.
I’m passionate about project and programme management. I’ve seen the difference that good practice makes to an organisation. It’s the difference between a progressive and flourishing organisation that continually achieves its goals, versus one with a hit and miss track record that seems more meandering in its journey. Continue reading