With a total public sector project lifetime cost approaching £1trillion, commissioning and managing projects is becoming an increasingly important career path. However, the line between project success and failure can be very thin. Until recently, fewer than one third of UK public sector contracts delivered the anticipated benefits. This reflected an inability to learn from and pass on experience. This is changing in central government with the creation of the Major Projects Authority, whose 2nd progress report was published recently. However, today’s projects are more complex than ever and in both public and private sectors success and failure are increasingly visible, particularly since the creation of social networking.
• Can you afford to be associated with project or programme failure?
• Are you confident in your ability as a commissioner of projects?
• Do you understand the link between commissioning and project success or failure?
• Are you confident you can deliver the right outcome the right way rather than the wrong outcome the right way?
• How confident are you as a project manager?
• Do you understand how to assess commercial risk?
• Do you understand the latest project and programme management techniques?
• Are your commercial and contracting skills adequate?
• Leadership is key to success. How confident are you in your leadership skills?
Bringing together learning from public and private sectors, Project and Programme Management: Delivering Quality Outcomes will equip you with the knowledge to ensure you run successful projects time and time again.
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