Aim: The purpose of this article is to explore a goal-oriented planning approach, as a management tool in the field of fire safety. The practical benefit stemming from this study is revealed in the analysis of the technique, using the Russian federal programme as an illustration “Fire Safety in the Russian Federation up to 2012”. Additionally, the study examines the issue of harnessing most up to date mathematical techniques to solve project planning tasks in the field of fire safety.
Introduction: Goal-oriented planning is widely used in the management of economic matters and processes as well as international, national, regional and industrial relationships. For decades, practical experience of planning and forecasting, in different countries across the world, culminated in the emergence of a diverse range of national approaches and standards for project management. The main tool used for the realisation of goal-oriented programmes in the Russian Federation are regional goal-oriented programmes. In 2012 the Federal Goal–oriented Programme “Fire Safety in the Russian Federation up to 2012” was finalised and the effectiveness of the socio-economic programme was determined with the aid of suitable methods.
Methodology: Achievement of the Programme “Fire Safety in the Russian Federation up to 2012” was examined with the aid of statistical data. The author exposed the basic principles applied in the development of the federal fire safety programme and highlighted both, positive and problematic elements of the project. The socio-economic effectiveness of the programme was determined by the application of suitable techniques. Basic approaches to project planning, project management and international standards were described. The author addressed the potential of applying advanced mathematical techniques to address issues in the area of fire safety.
Conclusions: The article analysed the use of goal-oriented programme planning techniques using the federal project “Fire Safety in the Russian Federation up to 2012” as an example. The author discussed basic approaches to project planning, project management and issues concerning international standards in the field of planning and management of goal-oriented programmes. It is proposed that the use of advanced mathematical techniques should be considered.
Keywords: federal programs, fire safety, goal-oriented programme planning, project management, dynamic programming method
Type of article: review article