A milestone in the development of the profession
The Association for Project Management (APM) has received its Royal Charter following notification from the Privy Council Office in October that Her Majesty The Queen had approved its application.
The receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management and those who make, and seek to make, a career in this field.
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All eyes on major government projects in 2017
There are currently 720-odd projects and programmes outlined by the National Infrastructure Commission and the question has been raised as to whether government policy development has addressed the issues highlighted in the 2016 NAO report.
Shining a light on major projects
The NAO report in 2016 was a wake up call for government, highlighting that project delivery needs to improve. Getting major projects wrong would be disastrous for the public purse. Geraldine Barker, NAO director, was interviewed on the report which was a review of the Major Projects Portfolio.
What lessons can project managers learn about successful, large-scale infrastructure projects? Crossrail's Simon Wright shares some insight.
See the full picture
It may not seem a phrase to set the pulse racing, but ‘project assurance’ is fast becoming a hot topic. It’s certainly not a revolutionary new principle in the world of project management.
Rather, increasing financial pressures and greater complexity and scrutiny have brought the importance of clear oversight of projects – and the role that assurance should play – sharply into focus.
Successful change and governance - culture matters
Good governance is about how people behave. These behaviours need to be set from the top. Improving and delivering good governance comes mainly through a change of culture, behaviours and relationships... Explains Martin Samphire.
Should major programmes have a ‘single controlling mind’?
Every orchestra needs a conductor, every battle a commander. Who plays that role on your programme?
At the heart of today’s major programmes, regardless of type or sector, typically lies a Programme Management Office (PMO).
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