Analytical Center Presents The Best Practices of Project Management to Regional Authorities

16 september 2015

The Head of the Department for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center Pavel Shestopalov teached a master-class ‘Methods for effective planning of projects and events’ for officials of district administrations of the Volga Federal District within the district Forum ‘Biznes-Uspekh’

More than a hundred of participants from Kama, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara oblasts, the Udmurt Republic and other regions of the Volga Federal District took part in the Conference which was aimed at improving the entrepreneurial climate in the region. Pavel Shestopalov is a leading Russian expert in the project management sector. He talked on the basic principles of successful planning.

Quoting the Head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Tatiana Golikova, the expert said that in Government projects analyzed by the Accounts Chamber, there is a subsequent rise in construction costs in 100% cases. To a large extent, this happens due to the poor quality of the scheduling and resource planning of such projects by the performer. "On the other hand, in the government agencies (the customer), there is no such practice as a claim on the content/details/quality for provided time schedules and cost sheets. Eventually, the overall result is the affected party, the state budget funds are spent inefficiently. To solve the problem, common principles and approaches of project management may be used by both the customer and the performer. We have adopted a number of state standards of the 'Project Management' series. In the near future the series will be supplemented with the standard which will define common approaches and methods of network planning provisions."

The master-class included insights into advanced methods of project management and a presentation of a head’s work on scheduling and project control.

During the master-class participants learnt about goals and objectives of scheduling and methods of the project schedule creation, the work breakdown structure and planning as a tool for projects’ prognostication and precaution. Participants also learnt some tools for correct float assessment, schedule update and expert reporting.