PROVE

Programme Risk Optimisation and Visualisation Engine
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PROVE allows programme managers to visualise their programme like never before. It makes identifying risks, migitating them and optiising a programme based on proximity simple through an intuative geospatial view.

PROVE also makes programmes accessible to all taking tasks out of the gant chart and into the real world using 3D geospatial objects and time sliders to ensure everyone can view and understand the programme and its risks

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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.

How does it make the client's life easier?

Anyone in the clients’ organisation can understand what is going on when and where. This allows them to clearly understand risk and mitigate it where possible. PROVE integrates into their existing process as it does not require additional software or significant extra input.

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PROVE Capability Sheet
Location Analytics Capability Sheet

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Key features:

PROVE turns a gantt chart programme into a simple to understand, highly visual output.

  • The Programme operates as before, the user simply adds information to state a task is site related, and the AssetID’s of those sites. Otherwise the programme is used normally. Tasks can be added, moved, linked and progressed as they would normally. PROVE is currently built to use MS Project but could easily be revised to utilise any other task based input such as Primivera P6.
  • The PROVE Engine is where the tasks are turned into geography. The user is guided through the modifications they can make, from colour banding to height exaggeration. The engine include site information as well as  anonymised customer information to create the PROVE output.
  • The PROVE output is a Google Earth file. As a powerful, free viewer Google Earth gives users the ability to view the information in the way they want, from individual detailed sites to overview. With its inbuilt time slider users can also see specific weeks or the full programme develop in front of them.

PROVE takes little time to integrate into a programme. Once integrated each ‘run’ of PROVE takes between 1 and 5 minutes depending on the number of tasks, assets and output options selected. Once generated the visualisation file is license free and can be shared widely or restricted.

The PROVE output has found uses across its users businesses.

  • The scheduling team to clearly understand and mitigate risks.
  • Project managers to coordinate projects optimising costs.
  • The Leadership team see what work is scheduled to take place in a given period.
Typical Buyer:
  • Risk managers
  • Programme team
  • Leadership
Pain points or what to listen for:
  • We want to visualise / understand risk
  • We want to optimise our programme to benefit from location
  • We want to reduce risk of interruption to service when multiple tasks are taking place in the same area
  • I want everyone to understand current risk or where we are working, but I don’t want to supply programme software or train everyone in its use
Keywords

Programme, Risk, Optimisation, Mitigation