"For the Analytical Center the Project Olympus is not just a short-lived thing but rather a long-term project that we plan to grow and evolve," said the Acting Head of the Analytical Center Vladislav Onishchenko opening the roundtable 'Development of Project Management in the Subjects of the Russian Federation'. "It's a very important initiative that allows us to identify the best practices in the regions and replicate them at the federal level."
Vladislav Onishchenko said he was convinced that project management would be in high demand and that the efforts to achieve the objectives set by the President of Russia should rely upon what's already being done in the most advanced regions.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexey Besprozvannykh announced his ministry had created the nomination 'Project Management System in the Executive Bodies of the Subjects of the Russian Federation Supervising Industry and Trade' as part of the Project Olympus contest.
"The creation of a project management office allows the ministry to solve issues in a timely manner, implementing both industry and regional projects," said Alexey Besprozvannykh. "We would like for this nomination to become popular with the regions and for as many industrial projects as possible to take part in it. Our goal is to bring together all the best practices in a single format."
According to the deputy minister, the first institution where project management was trialled was the Industry Development Foundation and now project management is being actively introduced in all areas. More details about how the ministry's project management office operates were provided by its Head Vladimir Pastukhov.
"The Ministry of Industry and Trade is one of only a handful of federal organizations that's implementing a comprehensive approach to project management, the scope of their work in this field is quite impressive," noted the moderator of the event, the Head of the Department for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center Ilya Vinokurov.
Some interesting information was shared by the Deputy Governor of the Kurgan Region, the Head of the Department for Industry, Transport, Communications and Energy Alexander Konstantinov and Deputy Minister of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow Region Rumyana Svistunova, who suggested that her region should be made the pilot region for public-private partnership. The roundtable participants also discussed the methodology of the new nomination.