Standard

Government Functional Standard GovS 002: Project Delivery

The standard sets expectations for the direction and management of portfolios, programmes, and projects in government.

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Project Delivery Functional Standard

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Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework

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Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework Tool

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The Project Delivery Functional Standard is the approved reference for all government departments and arm’s length bodies, and is designed to be applicable to all types of government projects, programmes and portfolios.

It contains 8 main elements:

  1. The purpose and scope of the standard
  2. Principles for directing and managing portfolios, programmes and projects
  3. Overview and context of portfolio, programme and project management
  4. Governance and roles of portfolios, programmes and projects
  5. Portfolio management
  6. Programme and project management
  7. Planning and control practices
  8. Solution delivery practices

The Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework for Project Delivery and Tool allows for government organisations to assess where they are against the standard and to then plan targeted continuous improvement activities.

The Standard is published alongside the Project Delivery Capability Framework, which sets out the career paths, competencies and development opportunities for the government project delivery profession.

Further guidance published as part of the Standard is The Role of the Senior Responsible Owner which sets out requirements and expectations for Senior Responsible Owners (SROs) of major government projects.

For more guidance on project delivery, refer to the guidance on project and programme management.

For more information on project delivery standards, please contact standards@ipa.gov.uk.

Published 10 October 2018
Last updated 15 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. New version 2.0 of the Standard uploaded, replacing version 1.2.

  2. Addition of SRO guidance link.

  3. First published.