Councils are not alone in facing challenges delivering major projects and programmes. Analyst firm Gartner reports that an estimated 60-75% of programmes fail to meet their objectives, or deliver on time and on budget. In the midst of delivery those working directly within the programme are often too close to the work and can miss early warning signs of problems. As issues mount up, tensions often arise between departments and teams can become disconnected and despondent, putting the programme at risk of failure.
With the pressures mounting, Councils must make every public pound work harder to maintain public services. It has therefore never been more important for Local Authority leaders to have full visibility of the programmes they sponsor, in order to understand the challenges they face and the critical risks to delivery, allowing them to make fully informed decisions and implement any required changes before major problems arise.
One way to achieve full visibility is though our bespoke Programme Assessments, which can: