Based on our extensive experience delivering projects globally, the critical aspects to successful projects are:
A firm understanding of contractual commitments
Establishing a robust baseline
Controlling change against the baseline
Managing performance against the baseline
Our passion to help customers deliver successful projects is why we started Actus. We offer three modules that underpin our engagements with customers:
At Actus we understand the challenges that small companies face when awarded with a large contract. Unless mitigated, risk can compromise the viability of the project and indeed in some cases the existence of the corporation.
Actus helps our customers by converting contracts into manageable obligations, providing tools and processes to ensure obligations are identified, understood, tracked and delivered. We provide the capabilities needed to better control and manage projects. A clear understanding of contractual commitments is essential to ensure that risks are appropriately assigned and owned by those best placed to manage them. Actus brings a holistic approach providing a competency/capability bridge for the smallest sub-contractor to the end customer.
Baseline and Change Management
Change is inherent in any project creating both risk and opportunity. Early change management is critical and requires an understanding of the contractual obligations and baseline commitments. At Actus we understand the challenges that SMEs face when confronted with multiple changes in a short period of time.
Actus can advise customers during the tender phase, helping to establish clear points of reference before the contractual baseline is established. Points of reference are underpinned by clear assumptions where information is missing or ambiguities are identified.
Throughout project execution Actus can help customers construct a baseline supported by robust processes for ongoing change and performance management.
At Actus we understand the importance of visualisation; “we cannot improve what we cannot see”. In our experience SMEs are often obliged to monitor performance using KPIs that work for the Large End Customer or the main contractor but do not provide value or meaning for a small project delivery.
Our philosophy is that performance management is best when it is simple, visual, and efficient with minimal data manipulation. We provide a range of tools to help customers visualise and communicate project performance.