Archives for December 2nd, 2005

BENEFITS FIRST, TECHNOLOGY LAST – THE FUTURE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Features, PublicNet: 2 December, 2005

By Caroline Thomson Technology projects continually fail to live up to expectations. It is not because of a shortage of official guidance or a lack of methodologies for managing the project process. The author argues that a fundamental cause of unrealized expectations is that attention is focused on the technology. Changing the mindset and focusing on the benefits means that the project is viewed in a different way. Moving thinking beyond deliverables and on to benefits makes the difference.



DVD LAUNCHED AS LATEST E-DEMOCRACY TOOL IN SCOTLAND

Headlines, PublicNet: 2 December, 2005

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee, which has won international recognition for its use of e-democracy solutions, has broken more new ground with the launch last night of a DVD explaining the Parliament’s petitioning process. It is aimed at people working in the community and it explains how participants can use the e-petitions system.The disc includes interviews with MSPs, parliamentary staff, petitioners and also uses real-life examples of how the Petitions Committee has led to changes. The idea for the DVD came initially from people attending a Petitions Committee event in Dundee in June last year as the first in a series to promote the petitions system. The Parliament now hopes the DVD will also increase awareness of petitioning.

Read more on DVD LAUNCHED AS LATEST E-DEMOCRACY TOOL IN SCOTLAND…

TURNAROUND TEAMS TO WORK WITH ‘CHALLENGED’ NHS TRUSTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 2 December, 2005

Expert teams are to be sent into NHS organisations that are expecting to face financial problems to help them develop more cost-effective services. The ‘turnaround’ teams of financial and management specialists will be drawn from within the NHS and from the independent sector.News of the teams was given by NHS chief executive Sir Nigel Crisp, who said they would work with strategic health authorities, hospital trusts and primary care trusts facing the greatest financial challenges for this year. He said latest figures showed most NHS organisations were successfully managing finances alongside delivering efficiency savings.

Read more on TURNAROUND TEAMS TO WORK WITH ‘CHALLENGED’ NHS TRUSTS…

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