Data Improves Project Control
INTEGRATED DIGITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ARE STREAMLINING PROJECT DELIVERY AND REFINING STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION
A key client of Lebanon-based Khatib & Alami (K&A) chose to establish an Oracle Primavera-based project management information system (PMIS) to improve efficiency and productivity.
The public sector client is responsible for overseeing one of the Middle East’s most critical infrastructure programmes, including two high-profile megaprojects with dozens of stakeholders. In addition, the client is managing multiple other construction, facilities management and operation and maintenance contracts.
Given the scale and complexity of this programme, the client needed to establish a governance system capable of managing its projects efficiently. Oracle’s PMIS supported the organisation’s drive towards digital transformation methods that drive better project controls.
Through the PMIS, K&A’s client has so far automated more than 70 business processes covering many stages in the project life cycle, and has incorporated major functionalities from initiation to closure. The solution is facilitating digital information exchange, easing day-to-day requirements, and helping project stakeholders communicate, cooperate and monitor project performance.
By incorporating digital tools across its operations, the client is changing its project management processes and how it engages with stakeholders. The digital platform that has been adopted is providing unprecedented visibility into projects and portfolios, enabling collaboration and real-time visibility across the full life cycle of all projects.
Insight into project information is delivered by using role-based, configurable dashboards that display real-time key performance indicators to give early warning of problems. Project management teams are able to digitally communicate and track feedback using a single solution, streamlining communication through all project phases, maximising productivity and completing projects faster and within budget.
By integrating the management of project portfolios, schedules, tasks, resources, costs, field teams, documents, and risk into a single platform, the PMIS is helping the client deliver project success.
Recognising that a key part of successful project management is controlling, sharing and updating project information, the PMIS helps present up-to-date information on project work, allowing managers to make decisions that keep the project on schedule and within budget.
The PMIS development team worked to establish a solution that supports all key functions required for effective project management including: programme and portfolio management; scheduling management and cost management; document and records management; risk management; security and safety management,; quality control; contract management; and performance and tasks management.
This digital transformation is allowing the client to implement a big-picture approach in the management of its programme, which is highly adaptive to changes in the work environment and facilitates remote working across various locations much more efficiently.
Khatib & Alami