Archives for January 19th, 2000

YOUNG PEOPLE ASKED FOR VIEWS ON YOUTH CRIME

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 January, 2000

The Scottish Executive is seeking the views of children and young people as part of its review of youth crime. The review will focus on the options for dealing with persistent young offenders and there is particular interest in the degrees of support that young people give to the options. The review will take into account preventive policies and measures already in place in Scotland and will also look at funding and standards of service delivery.Statutory and voluntary agencies providing services for young people, police officers, children’s panel members, children’s reporters, procurators fiscal, sheriffs and justices are also being consulted, along with agencies offering support to victims of crime and other community groups. A report will go to Cabinet later in the spring.

Read more on YOUNG PEOPLE ASKED FOR VIEWS ON YOUTH CRIME…



PRIVATE SECTOR HELP TO PREVENT IT PROJECT DISASTERS

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 January, 2000

The Computer Software and Services Association is to give advice to the Major IT Projects Review Team in the Cabinet Office on how to improve project implementation. The Review team was set up in October 1999 in the wake of a string of large scale IT project failures culminating in the Passport Office debacle.The Association will launch a study to get IT industry views on large IT projects for both the public and private sectors. It will research successes and failures drawing on the IT software industry knowledge and experience of implementing major projects. The causes of failure will be closely examined to find out whether they are generic to the public and private sectors. Similarly, reasons for success will be scrutinised to identify any differences between the sectors. The work will be led by Charles Hughes, supported by John Higgins, the Association’s Director General.

Read more on PRIVATE SECTOR HELP TO PREVENT IT PROJECT DISASTERS…

DE-MYSTIFYING THE BALANCED SCORECARD

Abstracts, PublicNet: 19 January, 2000

By Philip Atkinson and Malcolm HoldenThe article describes how the authors have synthesised best practice from leading edge change management methodologies and designed a ‘bespoke process’ for driving culture change. This flows strategically from the top of the organisation and swiftly results in implementing a process of breakthrough and continuous improvement geared specifically to the customer. Their approach moves quickly from working withthe top team creating a tangible vision, to defining the culture, values and behaviour that will drive and cause the desired business results. It is unveiled in a totally integrated balanced scorecard approach. This is reflected in creating customer-focused processes, through cultural and behavioural change delivering customer satisfaction, relative competitive advantage and financial success.

Read more on DE-MYSTIFYING THE BALANCED SCORECARD…

© PublicNet is a KnowShare production | Technology by Jag Singh + Hilton & Hilton Ltd | Admin Log in