Project Management – a New Trend in Public Authorities

14 december 2015

‘Public authorities have been using project management more actively with year, according to the results of the Contest ‘Project Olimp’, said Olesya Safonova, the Head of the Department for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center at the 10th International Conference ‘Project Management.’

Project management is one of the tools for efficiency improvement of the public regulation. ‘The project-based approach helps to design an optimal system of interactions between public authorities and achieve targets promptly,’ said the expert. Despite gaps in the current regulatory and legal framework and some standards preventing the efficient use of project management methods in public authorities, even at the highest level project management is considered to be crucial.

The President in his Address to the Federal Assembly talked about the need in creating a ‘project office’ which will help authorities with coordinating activities of major projects’ implementation in the production sector, agriculture, transport, housing construction. To implement these projects quickly and effectively we need to introduce selective legislative amendments, remove administrative barriers, support infrastructure development and promotion with foreign markets. The project office will help to resolve all these issues.