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Project Manager : Project Manager Feb Mar 2014
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 25 Clockwise from top left: during construction in March 2012; the project was completed within the approved budget of $1.824b; community engagement was a cornerstone of success; at capacity, the plant can provide 50 per cent of Adelaide's drinking water. AWARD WINNERS The ADP project won multiple awards in 2013, including two from the International Project Management Association: Gold Winner for Project Excellence in Mega-Sized Projects and Global Project of the Year. To find out more about its stellar success, watch a short video about the project on the SA Water Corporation YouTube channel. W: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Qtfek5PdEIc Process SA Water was appointed in February 2008 as lead agency responsible for delivery. Not long after, Milind Kumar became Project and Operations Director. Given the high pro le of the ADP project -- South Australia's largest water infrastructure project to date -- rigorous monitoring was essential, says PM Jemille Jenkins. is allowed SA Water to quickly and e ciently produce progress reports for the SA Water board and key stakeholders. A web-based intranet was used to store and track thousands of documents and photos, and processes were introduced to ensure the relevant personnel had time to review this material at each phase of the project within agreed timeframes. To safeguard the integrity of the monitoring process, an independent veri er was engaged to ensure the contractual requirements of the project were met. Project deliverables were examined by the veri er and the SA Water project team. Jenkins attributes to these meetings "a level of trust, with a focus on the positives and a communal knowledge that all involved wanted the job done". Kumar says this relationship was indicative of a "collaborative spirit" that underpinned the entire project. SA Water and project partner AdelaideAqua both had teams located on-site, which encouraged teamwork and knowledge sharing. e combined team established intermediate goals and regularly recognised the achievements of its workforce. Meanwhile, SA Water frequently engaged with the community and other stakeholders to promote collaboration with external parties. " e willingness of the entire project team to listen, negotiate, discuss, innovate and approach all issues with a spirit of cooperation with all of the project stakeholders and partners has been an outstanding feature and crucial to success," says Kumar. " e team's ability to be well prepared, professional and timely in its responses to a range of issues raised by the community has been appreciated by all." Outcome e ADP project produced a successful, operational plant that provides long-term water security for Adelaide, says Jenkins. It was completed 19 days ahead of schedule and within the original budget of $1.824 billion. A clear project vision achieved the full engagement and alignment on core objectives of all stakeholders. Strong leadership, both from within the project team and from key super visors, kept the vision front of mind throughout the life of the project. " e personal e ort by key team leaders to instil the company values within each team contributed to the success of the project," Kumar explains. He also says that best practice project management methodologies, overseen by a competent and professional project leadership team, "played a signi cant role in delivering the project objectives and outcomes, and ultimately delivering sustainable and substantial bene ts to the community". •••
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