Need: PROVE was born out of a need to minimise the risk of interruption to customer supply resulting from the cumulative project impacts of a capital works programme. The client was Bristol Water and the programme was their AMP5 capex programme.
Challenge: Programmes can be complex. Its takes experience and training to fully understand them and draw out conflicts in time. Conflicts in space are virtually impossible to identify. B&V we tasked with easily demonstrating overlapping temporal and geographic project risk with a limited budget, in a short timeframe against a continually live programme, and maintaining central programme management
Solution: A tool which directly connects with programme software (e.g. MS Project) and identifies task overlaps in both time and space. These overlaps are represents temporally in 3 dimensions in a geographical context using Google Earth. The output includes a calculation of consequence using sensitive customer data.
Benefits: Using PROVE planners can visualise risk and consequence for any time period in their programme horizon. In doing so they can quickly understand and visualise the complexity of the all the influencing factors.
PROVE provides an easy means to iteratively evaluate and mitigate risk, and an extremely visual way to display those risks to others.