We Aim at Creating New Strategic Plans Not Correcting Old Ones

25 november 2015

The Conference 'Project management - an element of corporate culture of executive power’ was held within the 6th Economic Forum ‘Innovations. Business. Education - 2015’ which took place in Yaroslavl with support of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

In his opening speech at the plenary session Mikhail Pryadilnikov, the Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, said that in crisis it was necessary to remember about the need for strategic planning. ‘The current crisis is related to serious institutional and technological changes, the need to build a new model of economic development. If a constituent entity is not ready for upcoming fundamental changes, does not consider them in their strategic plans and does not set relevant priorities, it risks to remain in the crisis, in stagnation instead of growing, which can only be based on new economy quality,’ said the expert. Therefore, the majority of regions, according to experts of the Analytical Center, should not adjust existing strategic planning documents but create new ones, as is stated in the Federal Law №172.

Yuri Trubitsin, the Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center, reported on ‘Implementing project management in the public sector. May results be predicted?’ ‘Despite the fact that the majority of heads of public authorities at all levels declares effectiveness and relevance of project management, the practice of applying projects methods in public authorities remains local, fragmented. The purpose of this phase is to significantly reduce risks of introducing project management in the public sector. Such events as the Competition ‘Project Olimp’, the work on forming the data bank of ‘best practices’, contribute significantly to the solution of this problem,’ said the expert.

Olesya Safonova, the Head of the Department for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center made a presentation ‘Results and prospects of the Competition of professional project management in the public sector ‘Project Olimp – 2015.’

‘In 2015, the interest in project management has increased, we received 149 applications from public sector organizations from 47 constituent entities of the Russian Federation; 97 participants took part in the elimination round, 42 of them were finalists. Yaroslavl Oblast is the winner of ‘Project Olimp’, its practice of implementing project management in the public sector of constituent entities of the Russian Federation is one of the best. Project management made it possible to increase effectiveness of authorities’ activities, to solve problems of the interdepartmental cooperation. I hope the best practices of project management will be successfully implemented in other regions of Russia,’ said the expert.