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Introducing the UK Government’s Project Delivery Standard webinar

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The UK Government has developed a Project Delivery Standard based on leading best practice to support the successful delivery of government projects. This was launched in a webinar on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Project delivery is at the heart of all government activity, whether it’s building roads and rail, strengthening our armed forces, modernising IT or transforming the way government provides public services to citizens. Getting these projects right is essential.

The Project Delivery Standard has been developed by government, for government. It combines leading best practice into a single Standard that is fit for more than 11,000 project delivery professionals who are leading and delivering some of the country’s most complex projects.

While there is no one set way to deliver a project, there is now a common Standard that project delivery professionals can follow to ensure they are empowered to deliver and government is setting up projects and programmes for success.

This webinar provided an overview on:

  1. Why Government needs Project Delivery Standards
  2. The development of the Project Delivery Standard
  3. The benefits of a Project Delivery Standard
  4. Who the Standard affects within and external to Government
  5. How you can use the Standard


Tony Meggs is the Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority.

He is a senior executive with significant experience as a functional leader in the private sector and has led collaborations with several businesses and universities. Tony set up the BP project leadership programme that was the inspiration for the Major Projects Leadership Academy. He also co-chaired a major study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tony leads the Infrastructure and Projects Authority which reports jointly to the Chancellor and the Minister for the Cabinet Office.


Robert Buttrick has a successful track record for building project management excellence in major organisations and as a contributor to project management methods, best practice and standards. He is a UK principal expert working on the development of national and international project management standards; for which he received a Distinguished Service Certificate from the British Standards Institute (BSI).

He was an author of the 2017 edition of PRINCE® and the lead developer for the UK government’s project delivery standard. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Engineer and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management. Robert is currently an independent author, a consultant and a visiting teaching fellow at the University of Warwick.


Jai Grygoruk is the Project Delivery Standards Lead for UK Government and is part of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Prior to joining the Civil Service in 2016, he held several consulting roles including Capital Projects and Infrastructure Director with PwC in the US, advising on major projects delivery.

He also holds a Master’s degree from University of Oxford in Major Programme Management.


Fiona Spencer has been Chief Portfolio Officer in the Home Office since April 2015. Her responsibilities include leading work on strategic investment, overseeing delivery of the Home Office project portfolio, and building skills and capability, as head of profession for project delivery in the Home Office.
Fiona has led a range of major government projects in technology, shared service development and business transformation in the home affairs, criminal justice and mental health arenas. She was an early participant in the Government Major Projects Leadership Academy, graduating in 2014.
Previous roles have included leading work on departmental transformation, identity strategy for foreign nationals, and, as Director of Shared Services.

Tony, Robert and Jai and Fiona have very kindly allowed their presented material to be made available for viewing.
The slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube are now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.



Supporting documents

Guidance: Project Delivery Functional Standard
The standard sets expectations for the direction and management of portfolios, programmes, and projects in government

Blog: Infrastructure and Projects Authority - Creating the First Government Project Delivery Standard 

Questions raised during the recording are being reviewed and together with the responses published below shortly.

This webinar content is suitable for professionals with all levels of experience.


The audience engaged during the webinar using Mentimeter presentation software, their responses are below:

Previous webinar mentimeter results can be seen in the Effective Benefits Management webinar series document.


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