Delivering P3M capability to
space-based communications

IMD Group transformed the P3M and project controls within the programme by conducting robust maturity assessments and health checks.
BRINGING A LASTING LEGACY
IMD Group (IMD) transformed the P3M and project control ways of working within the programme by conducting robust maturity assessments and health checks. We effectively identified areas for sustained improvement, and implemented a pragmatic and impactful set of recommendations that will allow a uniform approach to future projects.
THE CLIENT'S CHALLENGE
The Satellite Communications (SATCOM) programme is responsible for the delivery of space-based communications capability in support of UK Defence operations.
With a constellation of seven UK sovereign military satellites and two satellite ground stations, the capability also relies heavily on commercially sourced satellite services, and also partnering with allied nations to access their military constellations.
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THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES
In order to deliver this complex programme, a fully functional and effective Programme Management Office (PMO) was required.
Its role would be to lead on management, development, implementation and scrutiny of information, as well as centralisation of the management activities.
HOW WE HELPED
  • Providing client-side support to the Defence Digital

    We  provided client-side support to the Defence Digital team responsible for delivering the SATCOM Programme. 

  • Supporting the project and programme controls resources

    Integrated within the client’s team, we provided the project and programme controls resources, together with technical specialists and subject matter experts embedded across the multiple delivery streams and constituent projects.   

  • Providing Governance-enabling service across the work streams

    IMD has been instrumental in providing the SATCOM programme with a governance-enabling service across the work streams. We provided a set of frameworks and processes to ensure that the project remains within the performance cost and time boundaries. 

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SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
The IGBC was approved, and the project moved onto the assessment phase.
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