Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Mike Grundy, Managing Consultant, Public Sector and PPP, Steria UK.
David Baumber, Supply Chain Delivery Manager (Air), MOD Defence Logistics Organisation

The series of public sector project failures through the 1990s led to the McCartney Review and to the formation of the Office of Government Commerce, with its core objective of improving the track record of project success within Central Government. This, in turn, led to the IT Industry and the UK Government making efforts over the past five years to improve the project management performance for IT-based projects in the public sector. The latest, and potentially most significant, Industry initiative, is the Intellect IT Supplier Code of Best Practice, developed in consultation with Government and launched at the end of 2003.

The speakers will review the objectives, contents and potential impact of the Code, together with the implications for the IT supply community and for the Government client if the Code is to deliver real improvements in project success rates.

As a real life example, David will illustrate the required qualities in a supplier from the initial selection process through to acquisition and support phases, based on his 16 years experience of working in Defence Procurement.


Steria Limited, Hemel Hempstead
Three Cherry Trees Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AH


Free for members and non-members

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