Matt Smith, our Senior Commercial Manager, and David Woodcock, our Area Commercial Manager recently hosted three interactive training sessions at Imphal Barracks, Donnington and RAF Wyton on our Regional Prime Central contract. The workshops for Project Managers and Senior Project Managers covered how we can work closely with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to speed up project delivery for customers.
The workshops were necessary in order to increase commercial awareness for Project Managers and bring them up to date with any changes in the commercial process. It was also a great opportunity for the Project Managers to exchange views on areas for development and suggestions on how we could simplify the processes, ideas and strategies to ensure we’re reaching agreements on projects with the DIO.
A number of actions were taken from the workshops including the need to streamline the design brief and requirements meetings, updating the risk register template for probability calculation and who holds the risk, rules for payment of materials off-site and understanding the DIO approval process.
Mark Allport, Senior Project Manager, found the training very beneficial and useful. He said, “The training was excellent and focussed on the issues that we deal with daily. The best part was the way it was ran, both informal and as a discussion, allowing us to ask questions to ensure we got the best from the day.
I personally benefited from training. I used to follow processes without really thinking about it, but now I understand why certain processes are required and the importance of following them. Since leaving the Army and starting with CarillionAmey just over two years ago, I’ve been very impressed with the amount of training received. CarillionAmey invests in its people and helps to develop them to ensure the best results for the individual and the company.”
Mike Shutt, Midlands Additional Services Manager, added, “The training was a very timely and beneficial review of our commercial issues. It incorporated both clarifications and direction on existing processes with a look ahead at changes for year four and beyond. It was carried out at a sensible pace by Matt and David, with plenty of opportunity for Project Managers to raise their own points for discussion and resolution.”