Learn about the Centre of Expertise for Programme and Project Management

The Centre of Expertise for Programme and Project Management provides policy and best practice advice, guidance, support and resources on programme and project management to stakeholders and practitioners and delivers integrated assurance for programmes and projects.

Background

The Centre of Expertise for Programme and Project Management (CoE) is part of Construction and Procurement Delivery within Department of Finance. CoE was set up in January 2006 as part of the NICS response to a Whitehall initiative to improve programme and project delivery.

CoE is responsible for delivering the gateway review process in the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) and the wider public sector and for delivering other assurance products. CoE works in partnership with the NICS Centre for Applied Learning (CAL) providing both subject-expert input and hands-on delivery of CAL's PPM learning and development programme.

Contacts

Head of the Centre of Expertise is Stephen McDowell

Departmental assurance co-ordinator is Jim Coffey

Jim is responsible for these business areas:

  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Justice
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Northern Ireland Water
  • The Executive Office

Departmental assurance co-ordinator is Jonathan Crook

Jonathan is responsible for these business areas:

  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Education
  • Department for the Economy
  • Translink

Departmental assurance co-ordinator is Angela Ross


Angela is responsible for these business areas:

  • Department for Communities
  • Department for Infrastructure
  • Department of Health
  • Roads and Rivers

Contact details for the gateway/assurance team

Centre of Expertise for Programme and Project Management
Construction and Procurement Delivery
2nd Floor East
Clare House
303 Airport Road West
Belfast  BT3 9ED
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