Slovak Republic’s Public Sector Standardizes Project Management Procedures

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Capgemini defines and implements the Project Management Methodology, which is now the standard in Slovakia’s public institutions

“ The unification of the project management approach throughout the public sector brought us more simplicity and transparency in projects. ”Pavel Bojňanský, Head of Informatisation of Society Section, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

The Situation

In recent years the Slovak Republic,which adopted the Euro as its currency on January 1, 2009, has earned significant funding from the European Union (EU). With its larger budget, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (MFSR) invested in new projects and programs in the country’s public sector. However, one condition of the EU’s investment was a requirement for stricter project management discipline from the MFSR, and standardized project  management methods throughout the country’s government departments. In turn, the MFSR asked Capgemini  Slovakia to elaborate on its standard Project Management Methodology (PMM).

The Solution

The new version of PMM complies with the strict requirements and best practices for project management in the public sector. To achieve  this, Capgemini’s team designed the methodology using PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments); UPM – Deliver (Unified Project Management);and AS – IS analysis (assessment of current procedures).

The Result

Thanks to the success of the project,PMM became the official standard for project management throughout the whole Slovakian public sector. The government’s application of the methodology is unifying many partial and previously used methods into one consistent project management standard. Furthermore, the extension of the methodology to vendors which supply the government is unifying the principles, processes, documentation and terminology used by suppliers and public sector departments. MFSR now has the tools to control any vendors’ services transparently and systematically. Together, all these improvements have resulted in greater transparency, a higher level of control and a reduced administration burden for public sector employees.