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|A very timely Launch…but too late for HS2?|
Association for Project Management goes live on WiredGov.
With the comprehensive current press coverage of massive cost over-runs of HS2, delays in the complete opening of Crossrail and the need to ‘deliver’ on promised new multiple transport projects (outside of London) in the newly ‘Blue’ areas of the UK, the need for Project Management skills can only be on the increase.
Projecting the future – Mobility and Transport
The Association for Project Management (APM), is an award-winning chartered body for the project profession, that is committed to developing & promoting the value of project management to deliver improved project outcomes for societal benefit.
APM is a registered educational charity with over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in the Corporate Partnership Programme, making it the largest professional body for project management in Europe.
Understanding & managing risks is a cornerstone of project risk management
Effective project risk management is necessary for a successful project. The world is changing around us, and this presents new challenges such as robotics, artificial intelligence, climate change and more; in other words, risks. That is why understanding and managing risks is vital to project success and a knowledge cornerstone of project risk management.
The key to successful project risk management ~ How EVM is a cornerstone of project risk management ~ Project risk analysis & management mini-guide
Spending (especially public sector spending) without planning only leads to wasted £bns, especially if projects are not planned, controlled and (critically) monitored. Many of us remember Tony Blair’s initial costing of sub-£3bn for a fully ‘digitised’ NHS in 2002. The project ended up costing £12bn+ before it was cancelled.
MPs report on information and communications technology in government
All the rules of ‘good’ project management were broken during that project and similar mistakes seem to be happening with HS2. Project Managers have a key role to play as we prepare for a post-Brexit economy and the APM will be at the forefront of meeting that challenge.
Association for Project Management (APM) has partnered with the Institute for Government to deliver an event about ‘How to deliver major government projects’ featuring a keynote speech by Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and Head of Government’s Project Delivery Function:
Launch Announcement: Association for Project Management goes live on WiredGov
APM: Understanding & managing risks is a cornerstone of project risk management
APM announces Keynote Speakers for Power of Projects Conferences 2020
Membership and the APM’s Chartered standard
APM: Political pressure, high churn and ‘benefits’ hunting: government report reveals the challenges of public sector megaprojects
NAO: Managing infrastructure projects on nuclear-regulated sites
Managing ICT programmes continues to be a challenge
APM joins call to government, education institutions and professional bodies to invest in talent for the future
APM’s response to Grenfell report
Over-budget EastEnders project was flawed from the start
Put aside speculation on Transition costs; Use ‘hindsight’ to foresee the ‘real’ issues
Project management is not an ‘optional extra’ for successful delivery
|Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:|
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techUK: Tech Talent Charter Launches 2019 Diversity in Tech Report
!!!!!! NCSC: Alert - Actors exploiting Citrix products vulnerability !!!!!
ICO Blog: Adtech - the reform of real time bidding has started and will continue
ScotGov: Scottish Cyber Assessment Service: guidance for suppliers (2)
|Innovative partnerships demonstrate way forward in healthcare|
Pharmacy customers in Knowsley are being offered a free pulse check as part of a project to reduce the number of strokes in the region.
Ten community pharmacists in Knowsley are helping to detect atrial fibrillation – an irregular pulse which can lead to life-threatening strokes. The first of its kind in the UK, the project is being led by the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, and is supported by NHS Knowsley CCG, Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Pharmacy Local Professional Network.
As part of its programme to reduce AF-related strokes in the region, the Innovation Agency is working in partnership with a number of organisations, distributing mobile ECG devices that can detect an irregular pulse, one of the symptoms of AF.
The pharmacists will test customers’ pulses while they wait for prescriptions and signpost people with an irregular pulse to their GP. Should customers be diagnosed with AF, the pharmacist can offer advice on how to manage the condition with medication and lifestyle support.
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DHSC: UK Government tackles heart disease with new partnership
techUK: The future of interoperability?
Collaboration aims to boost health and care
New hub to enhance clinical trial capability
UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges
Primary Health care is not just dishing out pills
The intelligent merging of human & technical healthcare
DIT: UK and Texas medical centre agree partnership to drive life sciences innovation
1 + 1 equals 3 in beneficial outcomes
|Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:|
DHSC: HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030
NHS England: Older people encouraged to ditch “stiff upper lip” approach to mental ill health
NHS Digital: More patients to benefit from single secure access to healthcare apps as NHS Digital launches NHS login toolkit
WAG: £89m fund supporting new ways of delivering care across Wales
IPPR: Revealed: GP gender pay gap as high as 35%
NICE: Implantable cardiac monitors detect atrial fibrillation after stroke of unknown cause recommended for routine NHS adoption
Alzheimer’s Research UK: Report highlights critical areas of investment for Government’s ‘Dementia Moonshot’
Homeless Link: Housing First - balancing the Principles in practice
|SME Supplier Locator update...|
UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s.
Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.
|It is a lot cheaper than driving around Salisbury Plain|
Dstl has opened the UK's first dedicated wargaming centre for use by all 3 services and conducted the inaugural exercise, Eagle Warrior 19.
The Defence Wargaming Centre (DWC) on Dstl’s Portsdown West site near Portsmouth is hosting wargames for all three services, with the RAF having conducted the first exercise, Eagle Warrior 19, last month (December 2019). Wargame participants experience the rigour & implications of decision making in a “safe to fail” environment, without the risk, expense & disruption of live exercises or real operations.
Group Captain Christopher Platt, Dstl’s Senior Air Advisor, commented: “Eagle Warrior 19 was a genuinely ambitious experiment that challenged participants to think about Command & Control of the Next Generation Royal Air Force. Staying one step ahead of an information savvy adversary is a constant challenge, we will need to embrace a combination of information technologies such as cloud computing, edge processing, machine learning and automation, so this wargame was a good step towards understanding the pros and cons of different approaches.”
Dstl Unveils UK's First Defence Wargaming Centre
Dstl's first virtual reality collaboration is a success
British Army set to redefine warfare with joint Autonomous Warrior
Dstl’s Brightest Minds Glimpse the Future of Warfare
Defence wargaming handbook - GOV.UK
£1m innovation boost for service personnel’s welfare and training
|Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:|
BEIS: Trees planted grown from seeds that went into space - UK Space Agency
NAO: Government’s support to business
DfT: Electric taxis to go wireless thanks to new charging tech trial
DCMS: Baroness Morgan speaking on how we can make technology work for everyone
Defra: Agriculture Bill to boost environment & food production
UK Space Agency: Search is on for young space entrepreneurs across the UK
Innovate UK: Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts
RLA: Meet the agency matching disabled people with rental homes
NCFE: A recruiter’s guide to CV writing
NEPO Business Club programme launched
techUK: Law Commission calls for an “overhaul” of Immigration Rules
|Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:|
MoD: Cybersecurity in aviation - a regulator's perspective
LGA responds to new government advice to councils on adoption practices
STFC: Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way
EHRC: New guidance calls for employers to step up and protect staff from harassment
TfL: New Routemaster buses to become front-boarding only
DfT: Community projects across north compete to win Pacers
Unicef UK equalises parental leave for all
Foreign Secretary Statement on Taiwan Elections
DIFD: Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy
Cabinet Office: New rules make it fairer for disabled candidates in PCC elections
Defra: Time to step up and save our ocean
LC: Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70m
Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process
Action Fraud: Courier fraudster who scammed vulnerable pensioner jailed
Trade/WTO: EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies
More contributions to the Brexit process
Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:
How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal
PC&PE: Report published on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill
ScotGov: Protecting Scotland’s standards for trade
WAG: Wales’ interests must be fully considered post-Brexit
Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens' rights
OE Weekly Briefing: Devolution restored in Northern Ireland as the British & Irish Govts. prepare for the next phase of Brexit
IFG: Brexit will not be "done" in 2020 – it will dominate government for years
IFG: The government needs to counter its loss of clout in Europe after Brexit
B4B: Boris’s masterstroke? The demise of the Tory Ultra-Remainers
B4B: General Boris - Time to Look at The Other Side of The Hill
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