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Mark Sutherland

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 3 years was the secretary to DWP's main governance and assurance board.
In his current role in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority I have been working on the development of the Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) and the Government Online Skills Tool. 

Presentation title: The Government’s new Project Delivery Capability Framework 
Synopsis: 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 3 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 presentation our speakers will walkthrough the framework, which has been developed as an interactive PDF. They will explain 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 presentation will include 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.
It will be of value to project delivery professionals at all levels from those new to project and programme management through to more experience practitioners.

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