Project and performance management
Do we have an effective approach for delivery of change and
monitoring of progress towards our planned objectives?
Welcome to project and performance management, one of the eight
components of the Change Model
The evidence suggests that an effective approach for the delivery
of change and the monitoring of progress towards planned objectives
are essential to making that change a reality.
A proven portfolio programme, or project and performance
management approach will increase the likelihood that changes will
deliver the planned benefits, because accountabilities are shared
and clear, and the scale and pace of improvement is
A project and performance management approach requires
discipline and focus and is not optional. It provides greater
financial and quality control of the change to deliver benefits of
strategic importance. Without project and performance
management other elements of the Change Model will fail.
Resources to support this component - project and
National Audit Office guide on initiating
A report published by the National Audit Office illustrating key
characteristics for the initiation of successful projects through
their findings from across the public sector including health. The
guide highlights different approaches and suggestions related to
initiation of projects, from a number of organisations.
Cabinet Office programme and project management
A number of resources derived by the Cabinet Office including
common causes of project failure across health and other sectors of
the public sector. This resource includes a checklist of skills for
the key individuals involved in the delivery of change.
NHS case studies
A number of case studies that highlight elements of project and
performance management that have been successfully implemented and
applied in NHS organisations.
For a case study examining how Health Services and Local
Councils can collaborate more effectively please see the article
examining how Birmingham have successfully integrated their Council
and Health services.
Since 2006 Birmingham City Council have been using their own Business Change Method
across their organisation.