As consultants who have had the privilege of working on some of the more interesting and intractable problems of public policy and implementation, we often find ourselves trying to learn the lessons from past mistakes on various programmes. But it’s also good to learn the lessons from what has worked and last week there was an interesting reflection by Kate Dixon, Deputy Director of the Cost
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In the next few weeks the Government is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of London’s airports, based on the recommendations of the Airports Commission 1. If there is a decision – and assuming it stands – this would be a breakthrough. It would bring to an end at least 50 years of indecision.
“Agile” software development has been around for several decades and there are a number of well-known agile methods, some of which you may already be familiar with such as DevOps, Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP. DSDM Agile Project Management and more recently Prince2 Agile have been developed specifically to wrap around essential project management disciplines, such as the creation of the
So, that was the election. It wasn’t like Harold Wilson in 1964 or 19 74. It was more like John Major in 1992, wasn’t it? Does that mean Cameron will face the same struggle with backbenchers over an EU referendum as Major did with the so-called ‘bastards’ over Maastricht? Will Miliband’s hubristic pledge stone come to be seen to be Kinnock’s “We’re alright!” at the
It became clear that everyone agreed that there needed to be an integration of health and social care. Everyone could see how that would improve customer and patient outcomes as well as reduce overall cost to the tax payer. However, nobody seemed to be able to prove that was the case because of the differing budgets and the significant time lags between cost and benefit. We decided to take on the