Without a programme there is little visibility of how long a project will take, which elements of the project are critical and what the key interfaces are. It is also difficult to determine if the project is progressing as it should be or if there are areas of concern. In short, there would be no clear direction or way of telling what progress has been achieved.
Programmes should be well structured and realistic otherwise they cease to be an effective management tool. They also need to be capable of being communicated and understood. A well constructed programme that cannot be communicated will fail to achieve the desired outcome.
From time to time organisations can benefit from the support of a skilled planner. This may be at the early stages to set up the programme before handing it over to the project team. Support may also be required on an interim basis to update and maintain the programme or at specific times when there are significant changes to the project. Training sessions can also be held with project staff to enable them to better maintain and create programmes.
• Our project planning services provide in-depth analysis and strategic advice with regards to project plans and phasing strategies including setting the project goals, creating schedules and supporting plans.
• We can develop programmes from top-down, defining the appropriate work breakdown structures, key interfaces and work-streams. Alternatively, we can develop programmes from bottom up where detailed information already exists.
• In order to ensure successful project completion, we use the latest software and planning tools to provide our clients with an effective and efficient service including robust, logic linked programmes to clearly define how the project should be executed, monitored, controlled and closed.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Appointed to develop master programmes and evaluate programmes produced by others. Involved in the review and acceptance of programmes under the NEC form of contract. Advised on the analysis of the impacts of compensation events on the planned completion dates.
House of Commons
Development of programme templates for the Parliamentary Estates Department for the Houses of Parliament. Working with the projects team programme templates were developed from the recently developed project process maps. The templates were designed to enable the reporting of check points across all projects. Training was provided to staff to assist the roll out of the templates.
Quadram Institute, Norwich
The Quadram Institute is a state of the art centre for food and health research integrating teams from the University of East Anglia's Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School, the Institute for Food Research and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's gastrointestinal endoscopy department. Opening in 2018, with the first patients being treated in the endoscopy unit on the 10th December, it houses 300 scientists and 100 clinicians.  Hunter Bayfield was  appointed to monitor the progress of the work-streams programmes and report on performance through a number of key deliverables for each work- stream.

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