How do public-sector projects differ from projects in other sectors and what are the ways of identifying the common root causes of failure?
Global trends, such as tech breakthroughs, and demographic and social changes, are forcing both private and public organisations to transform to survive and this in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. This has prompted the public sector to invest billions every year in projects and programmes to improve public services and renew infrastructure.
Despite this huge investment, many of these transformation initiatives are facing challenges and failing to meet the desired objectives in terms of benefits achieved or delivery to budget and schedule − or both. Challenging public transformations often make the headlines, in Switzerland too. Prominent examples include the cancellation of the Insieme IT project for the Federal Tax Administration, and the new Land Forces Command Info System for the Swiss armed forces.
You might get the impression that public-sector projects are more likely to struggle than those in other industries.
In this interactive presentation you will find out about the key challenges faced in public-sector projects, how such projects differ from projects in other sectors, and ways of identifying the common root causes of failure. You will also get insights into the key lessons learned from our experience, the main areas to focus on to ensure successful project delivery in the public sector and what other industries can learn from public projects.
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