Building project leaders to deliver HM Government's major project portfolio

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The government's major projects portfolio has a total lifetime cost stretching over £500 billion. Major government projects carry a high risk and require capable management to increase the chances of success and delivery confidence. The Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) [created in 2012] is run in partnership with the Sad Oxford Business School and Deloitte.

Building on Tim Banfield's presentation in November 2014, MPA Some Perspectives on Project Delivery, the webinar explored in more detail how the MPLA complements the MPA in building capability to successfully deliver HM Government's Major Projects Portfolio [approximately 200 projects].

The MPLA was established to build the skills of senior project leaders across government and thereby grow the capability of the public sector to deliver complex projects and programmes effectively. In turn this should reduce the need for advice from outside government and strengthen skills within the civil service. HM Government's intention is that all major project leaders will have at least started the MPLA's programme by this year. In the future, no one will be able to lead a major government project without completing the MPLA programme. So how is it going?

The slides and webinar can be viewed below.

Posted on 15th Apr 2015
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