Programme & project delivery
We mobilise, lead and assure our clients' most challenging programmes to deliver the outcomes that really matter.
The need for constant transformation is the new normal, but delivering it remains as challenging as ever.
We have a team of seasoned delivery experts who have led complex transformations, from merger and acquisition programmes, to digital change and large-scale technology implementations.
What sets us apart is not just what we do, but how we do it. We focus on outcomes over process, results over check-boxes. We are ambitious, creative and tailored in our approach, bringing a constant focus on driving the changes that deliver real value.
We understand how hard it is to align stakeholder priorities, deliver objectives, sustain team morale and energy, define and control scope and communicate effectively. We draw on our experience in all of this and more to help our clients mobilise, lead and assure their most challenging programmes.
Ultimately, we recognise that our clients require more than the latest buzzwords and that only a true focus on the outcomes will deliver success.
Leading a multi-million pound programme to enable the divestment of a major UK utilities supplier
Faced with aggressive timescales and a complex IT landscape of over 500 applications and 200 suppliers Oaklin placed experienced programme managers in key positions across the programme. Oaklin defined the programme structure, scope and tailored methodologies for fast-paced delivery with bespoke governance in order to enable rapid decision-making and continuous delivery. Oaklin led suppliers and teams to adopt a fresh mindset, selecting agile practices where required but also deploying more traditional project methodologies when appropriate. This hybrid-agile, multi-supplier environment ensured a suitable balance between timescales, risk and cost that could demonstrate incremental achievement whilst allowing dynamic decision-making in an ever-changing commercial environment. The client's IT function was set up and fully prepared for the divestment, on schedule and equipped with new ways of working for future change.Learn more
"In short, they are great guys, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would recommend speaking with Oaklin if you are looking to set up or improve a major transformation programme - and if you want to engage with professionals who genuinely care."
Head of Architecture, Department Store Group
Delivering complex projects can be phenomenally challenging; every project has its own unique trials. That’s why I’m always grateful for the PPD capability, as a group we’re much better at finding intelligent and innovative ways of keeping things on track, based on our collective experience. The PPD capability makes sure I can bring far more than just my own perspective to client initiatives.
Sam Bentley, Consultant
Sam is an experienced Project and programme Manager who is comfortable working across agile and waterfall deliveries, private and public sector organisations, and small to large projects. He is at home in high pressure complex environments and prides himself on building effective self-managing teams and finding solutions for difficult problems.
Amongst other roles, Sam has also previously worked as a Business Interface Manager, developing product vision and building buy in for delivery throughout business and technology teams, and as a Service Manager maintaining and improving live service, and transitioning new services into live support. He therefore has a well rounded and strategic view of how to extract maximum value from the projects he leads.