It all starts with the legacy you want to leave behind. Programs are a unique investment — they’re typically bigger, more complex, and require more outlay, but they also have the potential to bring clients to the next level and make a significant societal impact. Over the past couple of years, we‘ve made a substantive investment in fundamentally evolving our program management approach.
Now the first question we ask is “what is it that you want to accomplish?”.
We use that to strategize and then deliver on the ambitions and expectations of your boards, investors, shareholders, and myriad stakeholders by pulling together the right people, the best digital tools in the industry and a laser sharp focus on making your desired outcomes a reality.
A team effort
Programs begin as an important idea and evolve into an organization formed to achieves key outcomes and benefits through delivery of a collection of projects. The organizations we help build are made up of experts who thrive in delivering solutions under high-pressure, often amid ambiguity. They understand the demands placed upon our clients to deliver on time, on budget, with sustainability and social value incorporated — all with transparency and at the rapid pace of today’s modern world.
This much should be expected, but as our team becomes part of yours, we’re continuously reaching beyond what’s been done before to increase efficiency and add value at every step of the way. Over the program lifespan we are looked to as trusted advisors and teammates, often forming bonds that endure long after the initial program is complete.
We pride ourselves on setting up our teams with intentionality, leveraging best practice to set our clients up for success. We bring together the right people with the experience and skills to walk side-by-side with you to deliver a genuinely transformational program.
Our new program management approach is reflective of the world we live in today: digitally enabled and led by passionate people who use their expertise to drive transformational outcomes in communities where we work.
Tools of the trade
As part of that, industry-leading digital tools and capabilities make all the difference to both the process and end-result of your program. With a combination of strong existing tools and proprietary components developed in-house by our Digital AECOM team, we’ve built in best practice and leveraged technology to help us efficiently manage people, processes and systems from day 1.
ProgramAdvance helps us to share key data and information across the whole program organization. Our Program Controls Engine manages cost, schedule, document and risk from start to finish. This all comes together in the form of centralized, efficient collaboration, greater transparency, good governance, and seamlessly integrated reporting and analytics. You can easily share progress and other data points — including the environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics increasingly required — with a variety of stakeholders.
Delivering a better world
Program management is one of the most powerful methods through which we can ensure a positive, lasting impact on people and our planet. By nature of their massive scale, programs enable significant opportunity for change. Our ESG strategy and services offering — Sustainable Legacies — is embedded in all that we do and that extends to helping our clients elevate and achieve their own ESG ambitions.
We’re continually looking for the environmental and social benefits of our work. As program manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Pure Water Program, we’re helping to lay the groundwork for one of the largest water reuse programs in the world that would bring a sustainable, clean water source to as many as 15 million southern California residents. Our work at the Fair Park in Dallas, Texas aspires to increase social value by engaging local communities in the process of revitalizing and bringing enhanced public open space to Texas’s most-visited attraction.
Our new program management approach is reflective of the world we live in today. Digitally enabled and led by passionate people who use their expertise to drive large-scale tangible change in the communities where we work. This all begins by placing the ambitions of our clients front and center, helping them to realize the full potential of the outcomes their programs can achieve.