Tag: projectmanagement

Gateway Review Process

One of the key factors in risk management is control over your programme or project. The Office of Government Commerce (OGC), developed a review process te enhance the quality of management.

Source: OfficOGC/Gateway Review Process

“The OGC Gateway Process examines programmes and projects at key decision points in their lifecycle. It looks ahead to provide assurance that they can progress successfully to the next stage; the process is best practice in central civil government, the health sector, local government and Defence.

OGC Gateway Reviews are applicable to a wide range of programmes and projects including:
– policy development and implementation
– organisational change and other change initiatives
– acquisition programmes and projects
– property/construction developments
– IT enabled business change
– procurements using or establishing framework arrangements

The process is mandatory in central civil government.” Read more

Competitive Dialogue

For the combination of the political, social environmental, social, legal and the technical complexity of Public Private Partnerships, Competitive Dialogue is an adequate procedure to enhance the total quality and governance of PPP. This was brought forward during the PRIMO Round Table in Brussels, the 10th of June 2010. It is consequently a risk management instrument of the first category that should be applied. Here we outline the procedure and give you some interesting links.

“The competitive dialogue differs fundamentally from the ‘ordinary’ public and restricted procedures: the greatest difference lies in the manner in which the request is made. The competitive dialogue begins with a question for which there is no known (unequivocal) answer.

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The Art of Risk Management

Amsterdam is midway through the construction project of the north-south metro line (photo © ANP). The 8-year project began in 2002 and is costing €1.7billion, double the figure projected in 1996! But there are hugh problems realizing it. Where the risks underestimated? The contracts not well designed? Council and alderman amateurs? The managers, planners and civil engineers inadequate or not in control ? Or was it the attitude of central government?

Former Minister Veerman will lead the commission which will investigate the course of this project, with one mission: to audit the quality of risk management. Finally! Recognition of risk management as a true profession and a crucial factor for proper project management and good public governance. Is risk management perhaps an art in reaching goals and targets within budget and on time?

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