3. 2016 Governance conference - 6th October, Governance SIG Spring newsletter 2016
Posted by APM on 4th May 2016
3. 2016 Governance conference - 6th October
Our second annual conference will be held on 6th October in London, under the theme of ‘Successful Change – Good Governance and Culture Matter’.
Recent research has confirmed a direct correlation between good governance and change success. Good governance is the critical success factor in delivering successful outcomes. Should boards not take note and make improvement of change governance a strategic objective?
However, good governance can only exist if the culture of an organisation is right. The right culture needs to be present to nurture and sustain good governance and ensure project success. You can’t have one without the other.
It is a major concern of all stakeholders in the change process. The level of accountability in the P3M environment is now greater than ever, and as the scale of projects and programmes increases (and success rates are still low) their complexity demands fully informed effective decisions to be made at the right level and within an appropriate culture. The APM Governance SIG’s strapline for good governance is “All Projects Succeed with Confidence and Control”. So we need to get better.
Planning the full day's activities is well advanced and we already have confirmed speakers from a wide range of organisations including TfL, CrossRail, Capita and DWP. As the title implies we will be focussing on the important subject of how good governance and culture together make a difference when they are in harmony.
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Organisations should recognise the potential ‘discontinuity’ on their portfolio of change project and programmes.
Good governance is about how people behave. These behaviours need to be set from the top.
On Friday 27 January 2017 Andy Murray and Martin Samphire gave a webinar presentation on the ten principles of co-owned projects based on the SIG publication Governance of Co-Owned Projects. They discussed the challenges for organisations that sponsor or deliver co-owned projects from the traditional project management frameworks and methods based on governance structures that assume a single hierarchical route for authority and accountability.