A key challenge for Public Sector departments, and other organisations overall, is filling project, programme and portfolio management capability skills gaps. Especially when budgets are tight and there is a real need to do more with less.
Which is why developing your team’s core project management skills, such as planning, is an effective way to make positive impacts.
Planning is the foundation of every successful operation or project, including planning the project schedule and timelines, allocating and budgeting resources, managing costs and much more.
Effective planning can also boost performance and success rates for your project, programmes and portfolios. As part of it is to ensure that you map out and prioritise objectives, activities and tasks, define what’s inside and what’s outside the project scope, assign roles and responsibilities and collaborate closely with teams and stakeholders.
All of which will enable you to do more with less, as planning will help you be smart with time, resources, budgets and goals.
Without a robust plan, your projects, programmes and portfolios may not meet their specific goals. Here are some potential signs to look out for:
Planning is essential for project, programme, and portfolio management. As well as the benefits outlined above, it will also help to:
Our Learning Hub is our complete digital learning solution for all your project, programme, and portfolio management training needs. Watch our webinar ‘Maximising Efficiency Key project management skills to help you do more with less’ to learn more about the importance of planning, and how the ILX Learning Hub can support you and your team.