COLLABORATE TO SUCCEED – THE ULTIMATE PANACEA OR THE CURRENT MANAGEMENT FAD?

From HKA’s experience of supporting the delivery of projects, with a collective capital value exceeding $400bn, we have captured knowledge showing that delivery teams comprising members with diverse technical disciplines perform best when each party collaborates and shares its capability, experience and know-how to design and deliver a solution. Our experience is that such collaboration will bring greater certainty to project outcomes, improve overall project performance and enable enhanced profitability to be realised.

As documented, the benefits of collaboration include:

  • Reduction in total cost of ownership;
  • Improved efficiency, delivery and profitability;
  • Enhanced problem solving;
  • Better supply chain relationships and enhanced security of supply;
  • Enriched team capabilities through the development of new competencies and behaviours;
  • Improved risk and value management;
  • Increased innovation and continuous improvement; and
  • Reduced and / or readily resolved disputes.

Arguably, programme design and delivery have similar attributes to a racing car. Whilst the design of both is based on a fixed formula, a standardised production system or. approach, both are also configured to suit local circumstances. For Silverstone, the car requires a team to work together to install the right set of gearbox ratios, tyres and suspension set up to perform at its best, all of which need changing for it to be at its best at Monaco. In the same vein, whilst programmes can be based on a standard ‘kit of parts and ways of working’.


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Our experience is that such collaboration will bring greater certainty to project outcomes, improve overall project performance and enable enhanced profitability to be realised.”
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