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The Projects and Infrastructure Authority have launched a government wide Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) to support the development of a government project profession. On Thursday 30 November, two leads on the initiative - Tony Seigel and Mark Sutherland - gave a webinar presentation on PDCF.

In May 2017, the Government Project Delivery Profession launched its Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF). The PDCF has been produced to support the capability development of all project delivery professionals in government. It contains three main elements:

  • the ‘career pathways’ that sets out the job roles within the profession
  • the technical and behavioural competencies aligned to these roles
  • a development section that enables our people to identify the right development for them.

The PDCF was developed by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, as the home of the project delivery profession, and project delivery representatives from all the major Government departments.

In this webinar the presenters walked-through the framework, which has been developed as an interactive PDF. They then explained how it enables project delivery professionals, and those interested in becoming project delivery professionals, to explore the different roles within the profession.

Alongside the PDCF, the Government Online Skills Tool (GOST) has been developed so that project delivery professionals can evaluate their current skills and identify areas for development for both current and future roles that they aspire to. The webinar included a demo of GOST and how individuals can use it to assess their current skill set, identify what skills they need to develop for future career aspirations, and build a development plan to support different types of learning including on the job learning and continuous professional development.

Tony Seigel is currently Capability Consultant within the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

He worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 30 years, mostly at BG Group. There he held senior roles within Operations, Projects, Technology and Commercial and spent over 15 years working internationally. He was the Global Head of Operations at BG before moving into a new role to develop Capability across the organisation.

He spent five years leading the development of group wide capability processes including: Development of an all departments competency system, capability and talent processes and revamping and managing the international graduate development programme.

Tony has been a Talent and Capability consultant since 2012 and has worked for Royal Mail, OMV (Austria's largest Co) and is now working in the Cabinet Office in IPA to develop the Project Delivery Capability Framework.

Mark Sutherland is a career Civil Servant with over 20 years in central Government working in a range of project/ programme roles.

Over the years Mark has worked in a range of projects/ programmes in the HR, IT and Estates areas. He was part of the team that developed and introduced the project/programme governance arrangements in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and for three years was the secretary to DWP's main governance and assurance board.

In his current role in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority he has been working on the development of the Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) and the Government Online Skills Tool.

The webinar content will be of value to project delivery professionals at all levels from those new to project and programme management through to more experience practitioners.
It forms part of the recently launched campaign strengthen your knowledge which we hope supports you with effective benefits management.

Tony and Mark have very kindly allowed their webinar recording material to be made available for viewing. The presentation was interactive and as such contained no slides.

Questions raised during the webinar recording have been reviewed and together with the responses are published below. 


Useful resource links:

PDCF linkedin article
GovPDC network
Benefits Mapping webinar - 18 December
Strengthen your knowledge

APM Benefits Management SIG microsite


During the webinar recording an interactive series of questions were put to the attendees, the results of these are available to view below.


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