As the transit authority for Vancouver, Translink wished to implement an integrated electronic ticketing system for its many public transport modes to improve convenience for its patrons. ALCO Consulting were appointed as independent expert advisors for the whole project lifecycle from strategic design through to implementation and commissioning.
Finding high-calibre individuals to manage operational programmes and projects or to function within the key roles of a project is no easy task, especially now that new and emergent technologies are enabling new business models, new ways of working and more ambitious objectives.
It is often the case that in ICT enablement projects, teams are overly weighted in terms of ICT knowledge, or centred around the ‘business’ with limited knowledge of operational activities. This often delays full deployment, transition and cut over from obsolete increasing cost and constraining operations as originally envisaged meaning that planned objectives and benefits are not achieved when expected if at all.
ALCO personnel are highly experienced in all major roles and functions within ICT projects. Working globally and across domains, our personnel have a wealth of experience and lessons learned from others that will be brought to bear in any delivery and operational project role. This is especially true when the outcome is dependent on the application of new technologies and business models. The addition of globally experienced personnel is a distinct advantage.
ALCO Consulting has a wealth of practical experience in all these areas and best supporting our clients. For further details and references, please contact any member of the ALCO Consulting team.
"Chris led a team of experts carrying out a strategic and independent review of Crop Health & Protection Ltd (‘CHAP’) assets at a critical time for our business. The review team carried out a detailed assessment providing expert technical analysis, insight, and challenge which was pivotal in the development of the CHAP business plan. Chris’ leadership and direction meant that this complex and sensitive review was credible with all participants and its recommendations were key to the re-launch of the CHAP delivery programme. Chris provided the challenge, insight, and support that comes from a very skilled leader and operator in the field of project assurance, delivery, and oversight."