In 2018, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s Annual Report on the Government Major Projects Portfolio showed that a third of programmes delivered by 16 government departments and public bodies, were distressed (“amber/red”) or failing (“red”).
Most of these may go on to be delayed and exceed their budgets. The government’s transformation portfolio includes many vital projects that promise nearly £50 billion in benefits, meaning they're subject to national scrutiny and integral in improving citizens' lives.
We've found that there are often several factors behind a government programme not succeeding as planned.
However, we believe the problems can be reduced to five main areas: scope, requirements management, technology and business misalignment, inaccurate cost forecasting, and poor data models.
A mix of these may be causing your project to suffer, and it's important to recognise that these issues can pop up at any time during programme execution. For example, a project may start out on track, but along the way requirements are not checked against regularly and the solution ends up missing the original mark.
That's why it is important to ensure an agile approach that incorporates testing and evaluation as a core part of the delivery management.
With similar successful public sector Programme Assurance and Programme Delivery projects under our hat, we can help you at any stage of your journey.
We have been operating for over 30 years, and we're known for our ability to revitalise IT strategies on-time and to budget due to our Agile methodology.
Read some of our recent case studies below understand the scale and complexity of projects with which we've been entrusted.
We have the breadth and depth of experience in a range of industries, meaning we bring learnings that can apply across sectors.
Our tried-and-tested model is used to assess a programme’s overall maturity through an in-depth evaluation across both business and technology.
Our Agile approach and data expertise allows us to plan and deliver a quality, in-depth assessment.