Capital program excellence

As companies embark on capital projects and programs to enhance their capital assets and achieve capital program excellence, it is important that the results do not fall short of expectations. When companies lack the appropriate capital project strategies and capital project management, it can negatively impact both the project and the future growth and profitability of the organization.

With our Capital Program Excellence solutions, we help our clients plan, finance, manage and deliver large-scale capital programs. Combining construction, engineering, controls, technology, sector and finance expertise, our teams work with companies throughout the lifecycle of a capital project. Our team of capital program professionals have experience with clients from across industries, advising and supporting contractors, owners, shareholders and users.

Built on lessons learned from working with clients undertaking large, complex programs across a broad range of industry sectors, our team provides the much-needed capabilities to help identify and address many common and recurring planning and delivery challenges.

How PwC can help

Capital program delivery

We’ll help you boost capital investments across various industries by creating, maintaining and delivering governance and project controls frameworks driven by processes, standards, templates, advanced analytics and reporting across the entire portfolio, program or project lifecycle.

Services include:

  • Capital program and project assessments: By benchmarking your project or program capabilities against industry standards, we’ll help you to determine overall performance, readiness and maturity. The output of the assessment can be used to inform the design of future enhancements to help create efficiencies in programs.
  • Program Management as a Service: With end-to-end management of your project portfolio, we’ll help you deliver complex capital projects that are outside of your core business. PwC’s managed service is a combination of our capabilities and knowledge, technology and analytics, and implementation of solutions from our strategic industry alliances.
  • Organization, governance and controls frameworks: Our team can design and balance project delivery across your organization, resources, skills and competencies to help meet governance, oversight and execution requirements. By developing the organization, processes, standards and templates, you can be in a better position for upfront planning, scope development and project delivery. With robust project governance and controls, you can also have the granular operational insight needed to make decisions and communicate with external stakeholders.
  • PM process and standard design: We’ll help you design project management and controls processes, tools and templates that can be deployed by organizations to manage cost, schedule, scope, risk and contract management across their capital programs.
  • Troubled project support: Our specialists will help you identify and resolve project issues and develop steps to turn around troubled projects.

Digital capital programs

We’ll enhance the value of capital projects and programs by using technology to enable people and processes to efficiently help deliver complex capital programs through integrated solutions and applications providing real time data insights.

Services include:

  • Technology Assessment, Selection, and Implementation: Our team will work closely with you to develop a vision for integrated project delivery, asset development data and system architecture. We can utilize a proven framework to help leverage business pain points and requirements to inform a methodical selection and evaluation of fit-for-purpose technology platforms enabling the aggregation of disparate data to drive predictability, prudency, and efficiency in delivering various types of capital projects. Once selected, we can implement the chosen solution and provide support and training to your team.
  • Dashboards and Analytics: We’ll help you consolidate program information to create actionable data insights in areas of scope, schedule, risks, budget and more, at both the project and program level. With data-driven decisions and performance tracking in a centralized location, you can easily inform each level of the organization, from frontline staff to executives of program updates.
  • Rapid Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA): Utilizing key schedule activities, cost inputs, and risk factors, you can have a quantified view of project risks and impacts to the execution. We’ll help you mitigate risks by identifying the probability of outcomes and give you the ability to determine the amount of contingency funds to allocate.
  • Digital Twin: We’ll help you use a virtual representation of a physical asset containing pertinent information about the components of the asset to inform design and operations. This can create a seamless transition from build to operate, inform scheduling, changes and cost in a holistic view.

Capital portfolio management and optimization

We’ll help you increase capital efficiency by enhancing your ability to select, deploy, manage and measure capital investments that help increase shareholder value and allocations to the highest and best use.

Services include:

  • Capital Portfolio Planning Processes & Governance: By developing a target operating model that helps create alignment between finance, project management, portfolio management, and operations, you can establish project/portfolio management and capital allocation/budgeting policy and processes.
  • Capital Portfolio Value Framework Development: PwC’s professionals will work with you to help create a capital portfolio value framework aligned to strategic objectives including financial, non-financial, risk, and other strategic (i.e., ESG) value measures.
  • Enterprise capital portfolio optimization software selection & system implementation: We’ll evaluate portfolio management tools through selection, implementation and integration of selected tools with financial, budgeting, and project execution systems to enable managing and re-planning executing portfolios.
  • Portfolio Optimization as a Service: We can provide end-to-end execution of portfolio management and optimization to help achieve capital efficiency, from strategy through execution, throughout the capital cycle.

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Daryl Walcroft

Capital Program Excellence Practice Leader, PwC US

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