Aligning performance measures and increasing maturity – a better recipe for project success?

Delivering major programmes successfully is intrinsically difficult. They are often large scale, technically and operationally complex and attempt to do things that have not been done before. The organisations involved in the delivery of these major infrastructure and construction programmes will have many stakeholders to satisfy, both in the short-term and long-term. Equally the current political and media culture is now able to influence support for these projects more than ever before. In order to secure a future pipeline and investment, the industry as a whole must be focused on delivering these programmes as efficiently as possible.

It is acknowledged that senior leaders of the organisations involved in the delivery of these programmes are primarily targeted on short-term measures such as ‘earnings per share’ and ‘productivity’, often overshadowing medium to long-term objectives. With the ever pressing need to ensure value for money in both the public and private sectors, the imperative for aligning short-term and long-term measures to improve performance is clear. In short, the expectation is for these senior leaders to produce results today while preparing for tomorrow, so how can this be achieved?

Combined research conducted by HKA, LogiKal and Aspire Europe shows that the short-term measures mentioned above coupled with best practice set-up and maturation of project and programme capabilities can help deliver complex programmes successfully.

Company Profiles

HKA is one of the world’s leading providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction and engineering industry.  From construction and manufacturing to processes and technology, our people provide the consulting, expert and advisory insight that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. Our  prestigious projects across a wide range of market sectors include buildings, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and utilities, and technology. With over 900 professionals operating from 39 offices in 19 countries worldwide, we have a footprint in every continent. We provide our clients with local knowledge whilst drawing on our global experience from around the world.

offers a range of services including consulting and advice, information management and managed services to help your project succeed. To enhance industry capability, it also provides coaching, training and professional development services with a range of accreditations and non-accredited specialist skills courses. Its expert advice and performance management solutions improve operational performance, reduce cost and mitigate risk. Its unique mix of specialised and proprietary systems and services integrate into its clients’ project controls. This means that our clients can make effective decisions faster and easier. Founded in 2002, LogiKal now has project planning and controls specialists across the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Everyone at LogiKal shares a vision for building and enhancing capabilities within teams so they can achieve consistent and sustainable results.

Formed in 2004, with the mission to be a niche programme management consultancy, Aspire Europe seeks to support organisations in improving their transformational programme delivery. It has established itself at the forefront of the global development of programme management, in the modelling of the characteristics of high performing organisations and individual programmes and projects. The company offers a mix of products that reflect the diverse needs of our clients and the current marketplace.

This publication presents the views, thoughts or opinions of the author and not necessarily those of HKA. Whilst we take every care to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of publication, the content is not intended to deal with all aspects of the subject referred to, should not be relied upon and does not constitute advice of any kind. This publication is protected by copyright © 2019 HKA Global Ltd.


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