Case Studies

Energy Company – Master Scheduler

Our client is a fully integrated energy and network business, with complementary activities in telecommunications and energy-related technologies. In Tasmania, they generate, distribute and sell electricity, retail gas, and provide wholesale telecommunications services using optical fibre networks.

The client required a scheduler to develop a master schedule for their retail reform program. The program consisted of 4 streams: Business, Technology, Test and Change Management. Due to an undeveloped WBS, stream leads had worked in isolation towards creation of ad-hoc schedules, causing unidentified deliverables, and interdependencies.

Core Consulting Group reviewed each stream schedule standardise to a common format including a logical critical path. A scoping workshop was held enabling stream leads to communicate their requirements and expectations and work towards agreed deliverables within the construct of a common WBS. The schedules were then revised to include all new deliverables and were integrated in a master schedule. Core Consulting Group delivered the schedule to the client together with a number of recommendations on governance and reporting structure.

The outcome of our engagement with this client was an effective master schedule to enable greater program level control as a result of greater clarity of scope and program timelines. As a result of this engagement, the energy company successfully passed their audit with PWC.

Key Elements of the solution included:

  • Developing a scheduling standard
  • Program level WBS
  • Program Master Schedule
  • Program Critical Path