Delivering major programmes successfully is intrinsically difficult. They are often large scale, technically and operationally complex and attempt to do things that have not been done before. The organisations involved in the delivery of these major infrastructure and construction programmes will have many stakeholders to satisfy, both in the short-term and long-term. Equally the current political and media culture is now able to influence support for these projects more than ever before. In order to secure a future pipeline and investment, the industry as a whole must be focused on delivering these programmes as efficiently as possible.
It is acknowledged that senior leaders of the organisations involved in the delivery of these programmes are primarily targeted on short-term measures such as ‘earnings per share’ and ‘productivity’, often overshadowing medium to long-term objectives. With the ever pressing need to ensure value for money in both the public and private sectors, the imperative for aligning short-term and long-term measures to improve performance is clear. In short, the expectation is for these senior leaders to produce results today while preparing for tomorrow, so how can this be achieved?
Combined research conducted by HKA, LogiKal and Aspire Europe shows that the short-term measures mentioned above coupled with best practice set-up and maturation of project and programme capabilities can help deliver complex programmes successfully.
LogiKal offers a range of solutions to enhance industry capability, improve operational performance, reduce cost and mitigate risk. Its unique mix of specialised and proprietary systems and services integrate into its clients’ project controls. This means that our clients can make effective decisions faster and easier. Founded in 2002, LogiKal now has project planning and controls specialists across the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia.
HKA is one of the world’s leading providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction and engineering industry.
Formed in 2004, with the mission to be a niche programme management consultancy, Aspire Europe seeks to support organisations in improving their transformational programme delivery.