Working together closely, the client and Accenture:
- Leveraged a proprietary assessment tool to perform an OR assessment for the client – reviewing the current scope of readiness, providing a gap analysis, and revealing the client’s ‘as is’ OR state.
- Set up the OR program – developing an OR Project Management Office, and developing an OR schedule and work plan.
- Executed the OR program – managing the program, maintaining a master schedule, and executing OR activities (including defining a business, operations and maintenance strategy, and onboarding new employees) defined in the work plan.
- Finalizing the OR program – handing over key activities to the client, and providing final program documentation.
To ensure project success, Accenture leveraged strong project management skills to support the acceleration of key activities, implemented structured and process-driven approaches that provided schedule and deliverable performance, and enhanced communications to facilitate the right questions being asked at the right time, thereby enabling concurrent engineering, procurement, construction, and operations activities to proceed. As this was a first time implementation for the client of an OR solution, Accenture and the client worked to change the mindset of the workforce from construction to operations, helping to build the recognition that support functions would need to be ready to be able to produce.