Capability development with the Cayman Islands Government
Cayman Islands Government – the Strategic Reform Implementation Unit (SRIU) – had recognised the critical importance of transparency in the selection and implementation of projects and programmes. They felt that core to this was improving business cases alongside the professionalisation of their project management community and the development of overall project capability.
CITI was selected through a competitive tender process to be the SRIU’s partner in this capability development programme. CITI recognised right from the start that this was much more than just running accredited courses. They worked closely with the SRIU team, clarifying their requirements and shaping the series of interventions which would promote individual and organisational improvements in both business case development and project performance. And – most importantly-would provide measures to publicly demonstrate the changes in performance.
The first pilot-100 group will be completed in early 2019. The engagement has included:
- Capability assessment of current levels of business case / project management knowledge and understanding in the pilot group of 100 staff
- 40 mangers completing the accredited APMG Better Business CasesTM course
- 60 managers completing the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (or APM PFQ)
- Post business case / project manager capability assessment
Throughout these interventions, CITI consultants have provided advice and support. As commented by one manager:
The CITI facilitators really cared and managed our expectations – dealing with any learning concerns we had.
For a programme of this nature some of the most crucial stakeholders to get access to are the senior managers and sponsors. CITI has already run briefing sessions with strategic leaders providing them with insights on when and how to conduct health checks on projects and how to recognise sound business cases. These were well received and have created the energy and interest necessary to engage more of the most senior managers in SRIU.
This pilot development programme has unquestionably raised the profile and importance of business cases and project management expertise across SRIU and CITI’s impact is recognised in the comments back from participants
The facilitators were amazing and very experienced
CITI were a joy to work with
…they were so professional
You can hear more about the SRIUs pilot development programme by clicking this link to the news briefing provided by Dr. Tasha Ebanks-Garcia from the SRIU
For more information on CITIs project, portfolio and programme management capability development support contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908283600