A professional guide to planning, letting and managing complex ICT/PFI/PPP programmes
This guide aims to outline the principles and the key issues involved in planning and managing a complex project successfully. Although there are many project management guides on the market, complex programmes and the individual projects they comprise regularly come in late and over budget. There is no magic "one size fits all" solution; if there were these problems would not recur. This is an attempt to look ‘outside the box’ to identify the underlying reasons for these problems, and suggest how they might be avoided.
Many of the available guides just address construction or information and communications technology (ICT) industry projects. In reality although the emphases may vary a little, the principles of success are broadly the same regardless of industry or whether public or private sector. See Appendix 1 for further sources of information.
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