This paper, which was produced by Atkins, outlines how their Managing Agent Contractor (MAC) 6 team has transformed its approach to planning and programme management. It looks at how the changes helped to drive the business forward and improve contractual performance and service delivery for their client, a trunk road and motorway public sector agencyand describes the part Asta Powerproject played in the process. It explains why a change of approach was required and the three key areas of change implemented which were:
Re-structuring the organisation and office layout to improve communication and flow of information;
Development and implementation of a planning and programming solution which is at the forefront of best practise within the MAC community;
Embedding a programme focus culture throughout our organisation.
Finally it highlights some of the financial, performance and relationship benefits for Atkins and its client derived from the new approach, areas of innovation, lean working and planned continuous improvement.