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22 March 2018

ICT project management given huge boost

Several members of the ICT team have boosted their project management skills by achieving a Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) qualification.

After passing the PRINCE2 Foundation Learning and Examination in October 2017, Teresa Williamson, Ashleigh Clennell, Marie Hills and Felicity Parker-Seale passed the PRINCE2 Practitioner Level Learning and Examination.

PRINCE2 is the standard project management methodology across the public sector.

Simon Page, Head of ICT Programme & Projects, said PRINCE2 allowed projects to be managed and co-ordinated in a consistent way with a focus on planning, reporting and controlled delivery.

He said: “None of the ICT Project Management team had undertaken any formal project management training and it was an ambition when I joined the Trust that I would have a practitioner qualified project management team.

“I am very impressed by the team’s achievements – which I know are tough exams to pass. There are some very talented project managers developing, creating a very strong team and an asset to the Trust. This has been further reflected in the positive feedback from across the Trust for successful projects delivered.

“As a head of department I can already see that the level of project management understanding in the team has increased significantly. Along with the recent project management process implemented in September 2017, it will ensure the ICT project team’s early engagement with any new project, alongside weekly review, approval and prioritisation via the Trust’s Design Authority.”

The Design Authority is in place to ensure ICT are only working on projects prioritised both clinically and operationally.

Simon added: “Investing in our staff is key to developing the department as we commence an exciting transition to a state-of-the-art new hospital to reflect the Royal Papworth brand.”