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One Programme – Two Clients

19 June 2012

Jenni MacGregor BSc(Hons) CEng MICE

  • Introduction

  • The First Client - External

  • The Second Client - Internal

  • Approach to servicing both

  • Practical Programme Challenges


Jenni MacGregor

  • Chartered Civil Engineer

  • I have 36 years of diverse civil engineering experience, principally within Major Projects and Asset Management

  • I have worked for two major UK civil engineering contractors, Costain and BAM Nuttall

  • I moved into full time planning over 25 years ago

  • I am currently Head of Planning for BAM Nuttall, a £800+m turnover company within the Royal Bam Group.

  • I have a company wide functional responsibility for providing support and guidance in relation to planning matters to all operational staff including some 70 planning engineers. I also enjoy the strategic vision and goal setting facets of the role

  • I contribute to several industry wide forums


BAM Nuttall – “A leading UK civil engineering company”

Royal BAM – “One of Europe’s leading construction companies”


First Mersey Tunnel

Built in 1926

Liver Buildings Liverpool.

Built in 1910

One of the earliest reinforced concrete buildings

Mulberry Harbour

World War 2

BAM Group

Royal BAM Markets

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, International

Construction, Property, Civil Engineering, PPP

External clients
External Clients

  • Transport for London

    • Blackwall Tunnel Northbound

    • Tottenham Court Road and Victoria Station redevelopments

  • Olympic Delivery Authority and Legacy Company

  • Argent at Kings Cross

  • Local Authorities

  • Network Rail

    • GSMR National Telecoms Programme

    • Rail South Framework

    • Airdrie to Bathgate Regeneration

    • Reading Station Upgrade

  • Other Railways

    • Chiltern Railways Evergreen Phase 3

    • Borders Railway ECI and Design


  • Our approach to serving / supporting both Clients includes

  • A consistent approach & closer liaison with each major client

  • Systems – Internal growth and consolidation

  • Specific Sector solutions

  • Addressing ongoing challenges


  • Our External Client Project Managers and their teams require a programme that:

  • defines the contracted work

  • conforms to their WBS

  • allows them to predict and manage their cashflow

  • aligns with their reporting cycle

  • demonstrates progress against a baseline of their choosing

  • defines timing and relationship with both their and third party activities

  • summarises build sequences and complex relationships

  • accommodates change

  • supports EVA techniques


Our Internal Project teams and Management require a programme that:

  • defines our contracted work

  • demonstrates build sequences and complex relationships

  • defines timing and relationship with both client and third party activities

  • provides output for specific customers

  • captures complete and demonstrates current and future activities

  • allows us to predict and manage our cashflow

  • provides output to meet internal reporting cycles

  • demonstrates the impact of change

  • supports Earned Budget techniques

The Project

Project level




Level 1

Level 2

Structures 1.1

Highways 1.2

Highways 2.2

Structures 2.1

Level 3

Rail bridge 1.1.1

River bridge 1.1.2

Retaining walls 1.1.3

Rail bridge 2.1.1

River bridge 2.1.2

Systems 2008

  • Large SureTrak Estate

    • adopted as company standard in 1994

    • well established system

    • well embedded use

    • in house training

  • Pockets of P3 and P3e variants

    • Rail sector

    • Olympics

  • Complimentary in house developed systems

Strategic plan 2008


Strategic Plan 2008

  • Maximize license recovery

  • Manage estate centrally

  • Improve data security & disaster recovery

  • Introduce tiered license model

    Named & Concurrent users, single d/b only

Oracle buys primavera


Oracle buys Primavera

Licensing model changes

  • Named User only

  • Access to multiple databases permissible

  • Generic ID license

  • Greater onus on customer license management

Updated strategic plan 2009


Updated Strategic Plan 2009

  • Maximize license recovery

  • Administer and manage estate centrally

  • Improve data security & disaster recovery

  • Update all to common version (currently P6.2)

  • Consolidate to Sector Specific databases

Sector solutions
Sector Solutions

Consider the Rail Sector

  • Network Rail

  • London Underground (LUL)

  • Crossrail

    My role is to understand and share the key structural programme requirements which generally centre around the WBS, Cost Loading and Coding

  • All have Planning and Project Controls standards

  • The standards are accessible

  • Sector solutions1
    Sector Solutions

    Outsourcing - External Hosting

    LoadSpring delivers Web-based application hosting

    Customer provides Internet access & Software licenses

    • SpringBoard Control Console™ interface

    • Robust security with strong passwords

    • 24/7 access with UK and US support

    • Scalable, efficient, collaborative working

    • Removes company firewall issues

    • New instance available within days

    • Dilutes in house IT resource demand

    Practical programme challenges
    Practical Programme Challenges

    • Do you see what I see?

      • Matching system settings

      • Sharing layouts & filters

    • Retrofitting of coding structures

      • WBS

      • Activity Codes

      • Calendars

    • A moving target and lots of clients!

    One Programme – Two Clients

    Presented to: UKOUG Primavera SIG meeting

    Presenter: Jenni MacGregor

    Contact details: 01276 63484

    [email protected]

    Date: 19 June 2012