Programme Management Support

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Major workplace initiatives benefit from a leader who provides a sturdy bridge between business stakeholders and the project execution team.

“Our team doesn’t have the experience to lead the business and our consultants through this critical workplace initiative”

Most office fitout or relocation projects are managed by internal or external project managers (not always certified) who focus on delivering a physical product within the organisations’ budget and schedule.  However, sensitive or significant initiatives require much more than this.

For example, if your initiative involves a significantly new way of working for your people (such as activity-based work, desk-sharing, remote working), then internal guidance through the change is important for success.  Project managers are often ill-equipped with the experience to deal with issues such as integrating the different roles and perspectives from HR, IT and FM, getting on the senior leadership agenda, and spreading the level of ownership across the organisation.

Creating a successful business outcome requires leadership, including internal stakeholder engagement and education, and teamwork with designers, strategists, and change managers to remove roadblocks and ensure their performance is aligned with the organisational vision. Our deep understanding of the process and pitfalls of creating successful new workplaces will complement the expertise of your PMO or Project Manager, and support your internal property/FM team – providing coaching and guidance as needed to navigate the project.

If your internal real estate team doesn’t have the capacity or expertise required to successfully lead a significant workplace initiative, and you are unable to increase headcount, we may be able to assist by providing programme management support aligned with specific project outcomes and timeframe.

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Keeping the wheels turning during a major initiative is critical, especially in the early stages when traction with stakeholders is essential to gain long term trust and support

As part of our programme management support, or as a standalone service, we provide pre-design services such as preparation of design and change consultant briefs, liaison with external consultants and suppliers, and expert advice to support consultant tender evaluation and project onboarding.

Workplace Revolution will use our network of technical, strategic, and subject matter experts to partner with you in meeting complex organisational challenges and ensuring programme success, through:

Programme Management for Workplace/Change initiatives
Pre-design Services – Consultant Brief & Tender Evaluation Support
Project Remediation

If you would like to know more about how we can help you plan for change and create competitive advantage, please contact us to arrange a confidential conversation. This will allow us to gain some insights into your specific context and challenges, and tailor the more detailed information we share with you accordingly.