Adaptable to the unique requirements of each client, Outcome bases its project management processes on the recognized industry standard, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (`PMBOK`) by the Project Management Institute. Numerous tools and templates have been prepared for the initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing processes that are specifically related to the remediation project life-cycle. Unique risk and quality management tools have been prepared based on over 20 years of experience in the remediation industry and are adapted to the specific project needs of each client.

Outcome differentiates itself from other firms that offer project management services by leveraging its unique contaminant hydrogeology, remediation design, regulatory, and construction management expertise that can only be gained by learning "all 3 sides of the coin" of the contaminated sites business. This experience allows Outcome to confidently lead the project team members, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies through the planning, design, pre-construction, and construction implementation and close-out process for complex remediation projects.

Some examples of the project management services Outcome provides in support of the remediation project life cycle are described below, generally categorized according to the typical project management processes employed during a remediation project:

Initiating
  • Developing the business case and Project Charter for internal approvals of a remediation or brownfield redevelopment project
  • Stakeholder and Regulatory Sphere of Influence Analyses and corresponding evaluation of project alternatives and preparation of consultation and communication plans
Planning
  • Developing a Project Execution Plan (`PEP`) that is prepared to a level of detail commensurate with the complexity of the remediation project and client needs.
  • Preparing detailed, "bottom up" construction cost estimates both in support of contractor bids or as 'check estimates' for owners prior to issuing tender solicitation documents. Estimating support includes preparation of design allowance and contingency estimates at various stages of the design to ensure an adequate uncertainty provision has been budgeted.
  • Preparing detailed schedules in Primavera P6, either as master schedules for coordination purposes, or detailed activity-level, resource-loaded schedules for implementation control.
  • Developing supplementary planning documents for inclusion in the PEP that cover other critical knowledge areas, such as the risk management plan, quality management plan, regulatory management plan, performance management plan, supply chain management plan, communications plan, and close-out or commissioning plan. The extent of planning documents will depend on the complexity of the project and the requirements of each client.
Executing
  • Outcome is focused on achieving the project outcomes as efficiently as possible. Outcome fulfills the role as a knowledgeable buyer to ensure that the client obtains the best value for money from its suppliers. As such, Outcome supports the Owner or Contractor by assisting with the implementation of the supply chain management plan to ensure the project satisfies the strategic imperative. This involves the preparation of scopes of work and solicitation documents to retain external resources, assisting with the evaluation and selection process, and carrying out quality assurance reviews on the outputs.
  • Outcome supports the Owner with implementing other planning documents where additional assistance is required, such as assistance in implementing the regulatory or stakeholder consultations, and carrying out independent assessments of the quality, progress and performance of the work.
Controlling
  • Outcome's primary focus is to maintain control of the project execution for the client to ensure high quality deliverables are achieved on budget and on schedule. Although the client has ultimate control of the project, Outcome provides all of the necessary support to establish the systems and manage these day to day activities so that the requisite information is collected, analyzed and presented with actionable recommendations to allow the client to make decisions efficiently. In this way, Outcome provides the professional oversight to enable the Owner to make informed decisions when issues arise or at key milestones as outlined in a control point framework developed by Outcome.
  • There are several controlling services that Outcome offers, including monitoring work to prepare cost and schedule progress reports either as variance reports or Earned Value Management reports, detecting changes and assisting the client (contractor or owner) in negotiations over scope, schedule, or budget changes.
  • Outcome performs various other functions depending on client requirements, such as assuring quality of the deliverables by carrying out the test and inspection plan as outlined in the Quality Management Plan, controlling risks by monitoring risk triggers and verifying that the appropriate risk response action has been taken. This may also involve assisting the client in managing the risk contingency, and monitoring and reporting on the successful completion of various other key project components, such as the communications plan and regulatory management plan.
Closing
  • From the quality assurance inspection activities, Outcome ensures that all deficiencies are corrected prior to recommending to the client to proceed with completion certification. Final submittals and as-built drawings are prepared or reviewed for accuracy and completeness. This process may also involve supporting the transition to the long term operations and maintenance of the built system, if applicable.
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