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Secrecy is one reason gov't IT-based projects fail says MP

By Tony Collins

The BBC, in an article on its website about Fujitsu’s legal dispute with the Department of Health, quotes Richard Bacon MP who, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, has asked countless civil servants about why their department’s IT-based change projects have not met expectations. 300 more words


Could this be one of the reasons public sector pay rises were only 1%?

Reposted from accountingweb


NAO Aspire report


The National Audit Office identified a “lack of rigour” in HMRC’s commercial management of the Aspire IT outsourcing project that helped double the department’s expected costs on the 10-year deal to £10.4bn. 1,277 more words

Service Design in the Public Sector

On 7th of May Arren Roberts and Simon Penny were invited to be guest speakers at the SPIDER project partners steering group meeting in Dublin. The SPIDER project aims to deliver innovative solutions to Europe’s toughest social challenges by engaging public services and citizens in an ambitious programme of service design projects. 55 more words

Service Design

Public servants investigated over $25m in allegedly corrupt contracts

The Guardian AAP 21 July 2014

A Victorian public servant accepted cash, a white piano and a jet ski named Bazdawgs as he and a colleague improperly awarded $25m in contracts, an anti-corruption hearing has heard.  30 more words

Leadership / Management

Brand new Trust

Last year I posted about museums and cultural bodies moving from the public sector to Charitable Trusts.  Well it looks like the Hampshire Cultural Trust is about to get the final green light this summer and will take on Winchester Museums and Hampshire Arts & Museums Services this autumn, while… 193 more words

Public Sector

3 signs that you don't like your customers

Public sector organisations don’t really like customers.

They’d prefer you’d go away and stop making all your unreasonable demands that are quite frankly BANKRUPTING them. 1,020 more words

Systems Thinking

Local Government fat cats

Once upon a time having a job in the public sector meant that you weren’t paid brilliantly but you had job security and a good pension. 271 more words