Best Practice Sitewide Capital Expediture Case Study

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The Brief:

Lafferty were engaged by one of our clients to establish a project management process to be utilised in the delivery of the site capital program for a new drug product facility located in Ireland.

The objective of the assignment was to produce a project management process which supported more consistency in project delivery providing great alignment between projects and strategic investment requirements, greater assurance of schedule, more robust financial compliance with local and corporate guidelines.

The scope of services entailed establishing fit for purpose project management guideline leveraging Lafferty best practices and associated tools and templates to be used in the delivery of sitewide captal projects.

The Approach:

■ Lafferty engaged key stakeholders such as engineering, finance, operations, MSAT, and quality to ensure our new process would address the problems faced by the client.
■ A Stage Gate model based on best practice was proposed to the client and presented early in the assignment. Key stakeholder buy-in was achieved for the model and proposed list of deliverables which included various tools and templates to be used in project delivery.
■ Lafferty developed the PM guideline and associated templates, conducted reivew sessions with key stakeholders and delivered the system to the clients SharePoint location.
■ Lafferty conducted training sessions with key stakeholders and future users of the system.

Project Management Process

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The Outcome:

The following outcomes were realised for the client:
■ A robust fit for purpose project management process/ guidelines and associated tools and templates was developed for the client.

■ The client has a new system which improves consistency of project delivery across the project engineering team including new team members and those with limited project delivery experience.

■ Key stakeholders across end users, engineering, MSAT, quality, and finance were engaged to ensure the new system addressed all of their concerns including project initiation and close-out in particular.

■ The project request form includes a business case, upfront budgetary planning and cashflow analysis to better support the site objectives, goals, and financial control in support of delivering the annual capital expenditure plan on a month to month and quarterly basis. This proves a basis to prioritise and progress projects that deliver success for the site in achieving strategic objectives.