ILX Backs Hiring of 32 Managers for Filipino Government IT Projects

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Leading provider of PRINCE2® training, ILX, has welcomed the news that the government in the Philippines has begun recruiting specialised project managers to oversee the execution of a number of IT projects in the country.

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The primary objective of the incoming personnel will be to integrate the IT systems of all Filipino government agencies.

It follows a statement from the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT), in which it made clear its intention to hire 32 project professionals.

The primary objective of the incoming personnel will be to integrate the IT systems of all Filipino government agencies. Among the projects to be implemented include the development and enabling of infrastructure, systems and applications, and shared services, especially those under the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil).

DOST-ICT also confirmed that some additional projects which fall outside of the iGovPhil remit will be administered by the project managers. These include the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), the National Payroll System, and the Human Resources Asset Management and Procurement.

In addition to the relevant qualifications, DOST-ICT have specified that applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in managing medium to large-scale ICT projects in either the public or private sectors.

Prominent project management consultancy and training course provider, ILX, has backed the decision of the Filipino government to bring in extra project managers from outside, citing the notorious failure rate of complex IT projects.

Kevin Tewis, Global Head of Marketing at ILX, said: ‘The decision to hire an additional 32 project managers is a hugely positive step in the lifecycle of these projects. It is an inescapable fact that a great number of IT projects fail, so recruiting professionals with the experience and necessary levels of expertise to steer them effectively maximises the prospect of them being delivered successfully.

‘Organisations and professionals looking to improve their approach to project management would be well advised to consider training that adheres to standardised principles, such as the PRINCE2 courses run by ILX,’ he added.

ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2 training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 100,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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