Case Studies

Program Cost Management-Energy Retailer

Origin Energy is a top 100 ASX listed company involved in gas and oil exploration and production, energy retailing, power generation and utility network management.  The BOND Program was the integration of Sun Retail (Energex – A Queensland Electricity business) into Origin Energy.  This change resulted in Origin Energy’s mass market customer base doubling in size.   

Core Consulting Group was engaged to assist the PMO in developing capability to provide weekly cost estimation and forecasting. The main objective of this was to provide visibility and traceability of the program’s costs and to be able to forecast the estimate to completion in line with time (schedule) based modelling.  Core Consulting Group also implemented a simple and pragmatic Earned Value Management System to provide improved indicators of project performance. 

Core Consulting Group’s provided tracking and forecasting capability for labour and fixed cost elements. The system allowed for project managers to view actual costs and report future estimates at a granular level quickly and easily. Core Consulting Group’s systematic approach and attention to detail was a major enabler for successful Program delivery.