The Project Olympus 2017 contest is nearing completion. There are just four days left to register for its final event, the 4th annual conference on the Practical Application of Project Management in the Public Sector. Over 300 people have already registered for the conference.
And it should not come as a surprise seeing how its participants are going to get a great opportunity to learn about project management from the horse's mouth, from the fundamentals of the discipline to the most advanced techniques.
Participants in the conference will get to hear the latest news from the federal project management office, learn about the experience of introducing project management in the regions, the project management experience in the neighboring countries, the experience of using Malaysian project management technologies in Russia, the use of Agile techniques in the public sector and the best practices from their creators.
Any participant will be able to ask a question about project management in Russia, with the most interesting and popular questions being later answered and discussed during the plenary session.
The annual Project Olympus contest has been held since 2014. This chief public event in project management is organized by the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. The contest brings together representatives of public authorities, government organizations and state corporations, accumulating and replicating the best domestic and international practices.
Every year the contest is supported by the administration of the government of the Russian Federation, federal executive bodies and industry organizations. The partners of the contest include the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and Science, Sberbank and Rosatom.
In 2017, participants of the Project Olympus include not only state organizations but representatives of the private sector as well. So far the conventional wisdom has been that private companies are the trailblazers in project management while the public sector is just following in their footsteps. Now, representatives of the public and private sector get to have a showdown to decide who can better use project management techniques in practice.
The laureates will be announced and the award ceremony for them will be held, as per tradition, on the first day of the conference on November 22, 2017.