Report Says U.K. ESMCP Delivery May Be Unachievable in Current Form

25th Jul 2018

An annual report from the U.K. Infrastructure and Projects Authority gave the Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP) a “red” delivery of confidence assessment (DCA).

A red rating means successful delivery of the project appears to be unachievable. There are major issues with project definition, schedule, budget, quality and/or benefits delivery, which at this stage do not appear to be manageable or resolvable. The project may need rescoping and/or its overall viability reassessed, the report said.

A report from the Home Office with a revised timeline and budget for the Emergency Service Network (ESN) should be available by end-July.

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority rated 133 projects with a comparison of past ratings from previous annual reports. The ESMCP has garnered amber and amber/red ratings each year since 2013. Amber ratings — meaning successful delivery appears feasible but significant issues exist requiring management attention but appear resolvable at this stage — were given in 2015 – 2017. The amber/red rating was given in 2014 and means successful delivery is in doubt, and major risks or issues appear in key areas.

2018 is the first year for a red rating for ESMCP. The full report is here.


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