Swansea's Programme & Project Management in the Spotlight
Following the launch of the Council's Programme & Project Management e-learning tutorial website to other Councils across the UK, Ken Lane, the editor of the worldwide publication - Project Manager Today has included an article regarding this in his December issue.
The article explains how the City & County of Swansea launched their e-learning product externally to all public sector organisations with a view to sharing knowledge and reducing costs as financial pressures challenge even the best of us. It is hoped this will develop new relationships and build on existing collaborations.
The creation of the e-learning Tutorial website
It became apparent that as well as a paper based system, there was a need for an e-learning tool so that all relevant staff within Swansea Council could have access to the Programme & Project Management (PPM) methodology. This was a new initiative designed around staff requiring information that was understandable, accessible and easy to use.
Using the Council's website software the e-learning tutorial was developed. It is divided into 14 manageable stages giving the user an opportunity to pause at certain stages and return to where they left off at a later date.
The idea was to ensure that all processes, components & quality techniques that were needed to become practitioners were user friendly and at the fingertips of relevant staff. It also ensures that the staff commissioning, managing and working on PPM are all using one standard method.
Sharing of Information
The e-learning tutorial website is now available for an administration fee via this website. The Council feel that the sharing of information will make Council's and other businesses within the UK far better placed to deliver a new way of working by rolling out PPM across their own complex and diverse organisations.
In summary their development is a first within a public sector environment to provide:
To view our Project Manager Today article, click the download from the right hand side of the screen.
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