What to do?
Assessment of GPIS maturity
Are all government projects in your country implemented on time? Do they not exceed the budget? Or maybe roads, railways and airports were built and only few people use it? Are there IT systems in government organizations that, instead of streamlining, impede the administration functions? Or maybe governmental projects are simply abandoned?
If this is the case, it means that the GPIS in your country is malfunctioning and taxpayers’ money is wasted. Didn’t you know that you have a GPIS? But you have one. Each government has. The question is: is it an unordered set of unrelated practices or is it a deliberate system of effectively cooperating elements?
If you would like to know what are the reasons for this situation, then an GPIS assessment should be performed. This assessment will determine at which level of maturity your GPIS is currently located, as well as will show which processes, process groups or practices need improvement. GPM3 includes, among others, a description of project management practices and processes form developed countries’ governments. These practices may be the basis for determining the strengths and weaknesses of your GPIS. Of course, they must be tailored to your specific environment, culture, economic situation, administrative system and other factor influencing the way your government works.