Every institutional master plan requires a project selection process based on a matrix model management between:
- Projects: Infrastructure, Telecom, Energy, Defence, Agricultural
- Levels: National, State, Regional
- Beneficiaries: Citizens, SMBs, Enterprises, Proposed groups
- Stakeholders: Public, Contractors, Financial Institutions, Consultants, Manufacturers, Academic Institutions
- Factors: Economic, Social, Environmental, Health, Education, Cultural/Religious
- Resources: Labour force, Raw Materials, Industries, Logistics
Each Project is a part of a mosaic or a chain that requires aggregation, synthesis and optimization of all factors in order to achieve the highest return on public funding investments for end-users and beneficiaries.
A result that is almost never achieved by management and public Institutions as internal conflicting processes, bureaucratic ideologies, legislative policies and poor communication or collaboration among stakeholders are huge obstacles to the decision-making process towards a moving-forward scope of works. The volatility of the financial markets and the lack of local business competitiveness against a globalized and … mostly unfair environment, create a very unstable and dangerous cocktail that can increase the likelihood of projects fail!
If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It. Management thinker Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”
I was always believing that the answer to this challenge should come from a Project Management centralized system where all processes among the stakeholders will be digitalized and central e-libraries/repositories (specifications, tenders, certifications, materials, labor etc.) will facilitate data homogeneity and will ease uploading of data to the Gov Cloud.
A Gov Portal where all stakeholders (similarly to modern taxation systems) will be registered and have access via a username and password. They will then use the electronic services (e-services) of the system as a prerequisite to participate in all projects whilst will leverage on collateral benefits that the system will provide such as: electronic drawings (BIM), contract management, quality and HSE management etc.
A steering committee of each Institutional Agency will exploit this data via a contextual business intelligence system that will assist in the decision-making process and will enhance transparency and effectiveness.
The government will save money and will assist the local industries, labor and academic institutions to strategize by realizing a true scope of works.
At the end Beneficiaries will be true Beneficiaries.