Yorkshire Water identified a need to improve the cost and timescales for completion of projects within their capital delivery programme. Yorkshire Water had already identified the Association for Project Management (APM) as the professional body it wished to align to, in terms of best practice and qualifications. The initial requirement for Provek was to provide high quality APM aligned project management training at multiple levels, however this remit quickly expanded to include support in shaping the future of capital delivery and development of bespoke training solutions for Yorkshire Water and their capital programme delivery partners.
Provek initially delivered both Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (2-day classroom) and APM PMQ: The APM Project Management Qualification (5-day classroom) to Yorkshire Water staff from a broad range of functions and disciplines from across the business. During these first courses, we identified the need to further clarify key roles and accountabilities within the context of the Capital Delivery Model.
This led to Provek facilitating an initial workshop specifically aimed at confirming an agreed and common understanding of accountabilities across key project roles, responsibility for project documentation and processes and alignment of project interfaces with the Capital Delivery Model project lifecycle. We were invited back to run a second workshop specifically aimed at aligning the infrastructure team’s approach and documents with APM best practice, again focusing on consistency and usability.