Ministry of Defence: Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26984, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the status of each major project not categorised as green and (b) move more projects into the green category.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Programmes are subject to regular assurance reviews with senior officials to support and de-risk the complex issues that programmes may face. Lessons are shared across the programmes Senior Responsible Owners (SRO) community, Head Office and Commands via forums and workshops. The recently set up Project Delivery function is working to further develop the skills and capability of the people who deliver projects. Along with assurance activity carried out by the Ministry of Defence, the Infrastructure and Project Authority conduct independently lead Reviews of each programme that provide recommendations to the SRO as to what actions may help improve the programmes delivery confidence.

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