Context and challenges
This client, a major player in the nuclear industry, owns several plants. One of its sites includes two activities:
- The transformation of uranium into fuel assemblies for electricity production reactors
- The production of fuel elements for research centers and universities (50 reactors in the world)
The project consisted of renovating the current building of research fuel production and to build a new building, in order to comply with current safety standards.
This was a strategic project for this client, followed by the highest steering committees of this group.
In this context, this client requested that Assystem perform a Project Management Office (PMO) and Global Risk Management (GRM).
This mission was conducted in two phases:
- The first phase was dedicated to analysing project management methods (PMO) to adapt to existing processes and the recommendation of complementary methods to be implemented
- The second phase included the operational PMO and GRM (Global Risk Management) support to the large projects departments :
- Preparation of support documents (PMP: Project Management Professional - WBS: Work Breakdown Structure, Organisation charts, etc.)
- Reviews and reporting structuring, definition of indicators
- Provision of management tools (risks management, action plans, costs monitoring, visual management, etc.)
- Risks reviews
- Management of several large projects (routines, support documents, reporting, filing plans, servers,…)
- Construction optimisation thanks to a risk management approach, in particular with the set up of risk reviews that have become essential in the project progress and adopted by the client (12 plenary risk reviews, bi-monthly process in place), allowing to avoid design risks at the end of detailed design
- Better integration of relevant stakeholders and improvement of coordination activities thanks to setting up of common working meetings
- Improvement of procedures and organisations thanks to the standardisation of prevailing practices on site (project process implementation)