The Analytical Center announces the Contest "Project Olympus - 2015"

1 june 2015

The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation has announced the start of the 2nd annual competition of professional Project Management in the Public Sector "Project Olympus".

Project management in the public sector is paid more attention: the implementation of project management methods was identified as one of the key tools for improving the efficiency of the Government and executive authorities and is enshrined in the new edition of the Guidelines for the activities of the Government of the Russian Federation for the period until 2018, which was signed by the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on May 14, 2015.

Federal and regional ministries, subordinate agencies, public companies, state corporations and development institutions, companies partially owned by the Government, regional administrations, Governments of constituent territories, executive authorities were invited to participate in the "Project Olympus - 2015".

"We expect a large number of participants compared with the previous year. In 2014, we received 102 applications from 28 regions of the country, and now we expect to recieve about 150 applications, and the number of participating regions will also increase," said Pavel Shestopalov, the Head of the Directorate for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. "Opportunities for participants were widened: we introduce two new categories, and we will evaluate not only the management systems of the project activities of the organization, as it was last year, but also management systems of complex projects, as well as the organization and activities of project offices." Methods of assessment were designed to meet requirements of Russian state standards for project management and were approved by professional partners of the Contest, Mr. Shestopalov said.

Summing up the results and the awarding ceremony will be held during the conference "The practice of project management in the public sector", to be held on October 29-30, 2015, at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

"Project Olympus - 2015" is supported by The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Pension Fund of Russia, as well as a number of organizations of professional Project Management.

Applications are accepted from June 1 to July 30, 2015 in in electronic form here: olimp@ac.gov.ru

More details on the project - on the website