A Forum on project management of the regional public authorities was held during 12-13 September in Voronezh and was supported by the Analytical Center and the Government of the Voronezh Region.
The event was attended by representatives of 11 regions of the Russian Federation, where modern principles and approaches of project management are used for the implementation of government programs and projects. Participants have shared their experiences regarding the establishment of effective systems for project activities management.
The Head of the independent city of Voronezh Alexander Gusev admitted in his welcoming speech that he strongly supports the use of project-based approach for achieving significant goals by the city and the region. According to him, it is necessary to support the municipal executive authorities, which started the process of project management implementation .
Acting Head of the Department of Property and Land Relations of the Voronezh Region Maxim Uvaydov noted a severe shortage of professional project and program managers in the public sector. Training of such specialists should be done in the Russian state universities, including institutions of Voronezh city, he said.
The topic of implementation of project management in the public sector is becoming increasingly important. In April of this year the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation approved the Guidelines for implementation of project management in the public authorities. The Guidelines define approaches, principles and procedure of project management implementation and formalize the typical patterns of regulatory guidance documents for their implementation in the executive public authorities.
Head of the Directorate for Project Management in the Public Sector at the Analytical Center Pavel Shestopalov invited the participants of the Forum to take part in the first contest for professional project management “Project Olympus”. The purpose of the Contest - is to support the organizations within the public sector, which actively implement project management, to identify and promote best practices, improve the efficiency of public authorities. Applications for participation may be submitted until September 19, 2014.