REPEAT SUCCESSES AND AVOID REPEATED LESSONS

Customise a Lessons Learnt process for your projects that will proactively ensure project performance

 

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

It is alarming that mega projects tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over. IPA indicates that 47% of process projects fail (IPA’s Market Forecast Newsletter Nov 2015).  The 2016 US Petrochemical Construction Whitepaper cites that 72% or more than 800 capital projects in the AP-Network’s database executed since 2002 have failed to satisfy all of their performance goals.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

A critical part of a successful project is the ability to identify and apply applicable lessons learnt and successes throughout the project life cycle. Key to the success is capturing the lessons learnt and making it available from one project to the next.

From practical experience it has become clear that the actions resulting from a lessons learnt exercise, can be either reactive or proactive. If the facilitator focuses on symptoms of the lessons learnt, chances are that the remedial actions will be reactive.  Our approach at OTC is to understand root causes and hence being able to prevent the occurrence of these issues on future projects.

WE CAN ASSIST YOU TO:

Evaluate your lessons learnt processes and systems and identify your achilles heel
Determine what the 20% is that you can improve to achieve the 80% return
Conceptualise an optimal and customised lessons learnt process for your projects
Develop and implement a fit-for-purpose lessons learnt system and/or App

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

OTC did develop a generic and easy to use lessons learnt app that can be customised for your environment.  The value of the app lies therein that it provides an easy to use platform to capture and validate lessons, but more importantly, an easy to access database.  The app is based on many years’ experience in capturing lessons learnt on mega projects.  It is customisable.

Provides a user-friendly platform for capturing and validating lessons
Provides an effective search function and extraction functionality
Allows for capturing of both lessons and successes
Captures root causes of lessons

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES?

Using contextual factors, a capture sheet for lessons and successes, a validation function and a user friendly search function, you are able to within seconds extract only relevant lessons as they pertain to your project. The app makes provision for capturing the root causes, which in turn allows for the development of proactive actions that can prevent similar lessons on other projects.

HOW WE WILL WORK FOR YOU

We will assist you to find the most effective, fit-for-purpose lessons learnt process and system for your environment

  • Effective lessons learnt database
  • Easily accessible lessons and successes
  • Opportunity to proactively apply lessons and successes in the planning of projects
  • Platform for significantly improving project results

WHY OTC IS THE RIGHT PARTNER?

We will work with you, consider what you already have, and help you define and implement the best and most cost-effective solution.

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS HOW TO CUSTOMISE A LESSONS LEARNT PROCESS FOR YOUR PROJECT ORGANISATION

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