Watch the launch of the Data & Digital Principles for Project Success below to hear a run through of the Principles, how they were created and thoughts from a panel of thought leaders from across the industry and Government.
You can access the Data & Digital Principles for Project Success here (you will need to be registered on the Project 13 Network).
The Data and Digital Principles for Project Success are intended as core propositions or ‘basic truths’, to be used to guide thinking and behaviour in project delivery. They are intended to sit alongside the Infrastructure & Project’s Authority Principles for Project Success. Designed as short, memorable headlines unpacked by supporting bullets: a quick guide for practitioners on things to get right for any project to succeed. The eight principles were developed following consultation with project professionals across the Infrastructure Client Group and Project 13 Adopter stakeholders and beyond.
@Melissa Zanocco, Infrastructure Client Group, and @Anna Bowskill, Mott MacDonald, introduced the Principles and cross-referenced to other industry initiatives including the Project 13 Principles, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030. and Cabinet Office’s Construction Playbook.
@Mark Enzer, Chair, ICG Digital Transformation Task Group, then chaired a panel consisting of:
@Will Varah, EY, who was previously at the IPA and is one of the instigators of the Principles, having recognised that it would be useful to have data and digital principles to sit alongside the IPA Principles for Project Success.
Ian Gordon, Arup, attended the original workshop to create the Principles and has been on the journey with the ICG Digital Transformation Task Group, having worked at both National Highways and the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal initiative.
@Richard Lennard, Sellafield, who sits on the Infrastructure Client Group Management Board and is the Sponsor for the ICG Digital Transformation Task Group, as well as one of the Early Adopters of Project 13, gave his thoughts on the importance of speaking in plain language that non-digital experts can understand and embrace.
Sonia Zahiroddiny, HS2, spoke from a client’s point of view and her experience of putting the principles in practice across her career at HS2, particularly picking up on the need to focus on outcomes and purpose and the importance of culture and people, including the end-users.
@Jo Ellman-Brown, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, gave a perspective from Government, across projects, life-cycles and sectors, with the aim of transforming the way projects are delivered and how we can learn from the data to not make the same mistakes.
You can listen to the launch event below