A debate has been raging in the public sector ppm community following Derek Myers’ request for advice for local authority chief executives. Here are my contributions:
Ensure that projects, programmes and portfolios are being managed by properly qualified and experienced people Continue reading
On Saturday I attended #UKGC11, the latest in a series of government unconferences to explore the topic – How can we ‘do’ government better?
While preparing for the event I was fortunate enough to be reading 37 signals‘ book – Rework which led to myself and my new friend Ant jointly developing some thoughts around ‘Reworking the public sector’.
In this post I’ll pick up on some of the themes that emerged during a fascinating 45 minute debate. Continue reading
Every year, project management recruiters Arras People conduct a benchmarking exercise for the UK PM jobs market. Their report is an invaluable source of information both for project managers wanting to know how much they are worth, and for those in the market for a new PM wanting to know how much to pay. If you’re a PM, why not take 8 minutes of your time to add your stats to the big picture.
Bristol City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and the collective voice are working in partnership to bring you the Summer Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (p3m) forum.
Event organisers Merlin Jones and Jon Hyde invite public sector colleagues to join them in Bristol on May 10th to share p3m war stories and best practice. The event is 100% free of charge! Continue reading
Yesterday, Derek Myers, Chair of Solace and Chief Executive at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea sent an open letter to the UK local public sector project and programme management community.
In the letter Derek asks for your thoughts on what Local Authority leaders should be doing about project and programme management. Derek has pledged to deliver your views to all UK Local Authority Chief Executives. This is a golden opportunity to improve UK project and programme management, so please have your say.
All comments must be submitted via the ppm community of practice website. Please register, sign in and submit your comments under the forum thread ‘What every Chief Executive should ask about programme and project management‘. The deadline for submission is Monday 31st January.