Managing capital project portfolios

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A leading utility company with a multi-billion dollar annual capital projects budget institutes new practices to promote project success.

Client’s challenge

To create a capital project management system that will rein in the systemic problems troubling a utility.

  • Project budget and schedule overruns
  • Lack of capital projects oversight
  • Reshape poor organizational culture around project development 

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PwC’s solution

Create a new project management system that vets and monitors capital projects.

  • Hold vision workshops with key stakeholders to craft vision of the future
  • Develop capital project standards, guidelines, management team, and oversight processes
  • Create centralized PMO to execute and oversee the large projects 

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Impact on client's business

  • Increased accuracy in budgeting and scheduling from +/- 150% to +/- 20%
  • Improved risk management and mitigation throughout project lifespan and visibility into likely time and cost outcome
  • Established formal governance and oversight roles and created a culture of accountability

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"With a new project management system in place, the client is now in the business of building the utility of the future."


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Carrie  Duarte

Carrie Duarte

Workforce of the Future, Deals Leader, PwC US