PMO Establishment Perth Airport

  • PMO Establishment Perth Airport

    PMO Establishment Perth Airport

Project details: 

APP brings Program Management expertise to Westralia Airports Corporation

In 2010, APP and Westralia Airports Corporation formed a strategic alliance to improve and expand the delivery of the capital works program at Perth Airport. To begin, APP assessed the development requirements of the Corporation from a business improvement imperative. 

Our team enhanced the program by establishing a Program Management Office (PMO). This included the creation of foundational documentation, including a charter, communications and implementation plans, and a re-assessment of program risk.

Our role also included the review and development of key processes, particularly reporting of project status, contractor OH&S, cash-flow forecasting, and accounts payable.

With the PMO bedded in, the Airports Corporation asked APP to undertake a high level review of their in-house Project Delivery System, which had suffered from limited communication and inadequate resourcing, exposing the corporation to operational and capital works management risks. 

The review confirmed that, with revision and enhancement of the formalised project delivery processes, application of a step by step approach through a project’s lifecycle could deliver significant improvement in performance and a reduction in costs. 

APP corrected the Project Delivery System’s interpretation of the over-arching steps in each project, and created a number of new process steps. We also developed 21 new delivery processes covering the key elements of all steps in the system, with flow charts and integration points, while also rectifying minor deficiencies in project delivery sequencing. Utilising advanced, flexible and comprehensive engagement techniques, APP implemented comprehensive management support throughout the engagement.

Project summary: 

  • Client: Westralia Airports Corporation
  • Value: Confidential
  • Services: Strategic Advisory, Consulting
  • Sectors: Aviation
  • Location: Perth, WA