National Audit Office (NAO) - lessons learned on governance of project management, 25th February
Posted by APM on 12th Mar 2015
Over 70 delegates attended the Governance SIG's evening event on 25th February in London: "National Audit Office (NAO) - lessons learned on governance of project management". The evening was hosted by Max Tse, Director of NAO, who showcased real examples of their governance practice.
Max discussed several of the major public sector review projects that the NAO has scutinised Parliament spending on in recent years. Key findings were shared from these reviews regarding the governance steps that organisations should take to improve their projects and project management. Although Max focussed on public sector projects, the evidence of APM, PMI and others research is that the issues facing governance are similar for both public and private sector projects and project management.
The presentation included and ended with an open discussion on the analysis and findings of the NAO. Enthusiastically engaged with, it produced some interesting theories and potential new avenues for any company using governance practices.
Max Tse has very kindly shared the slide material from the presentation.
Governance in public sector projects: Lessons from welfare reform programmes
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