Programme Organisation and Project Management Case studies

  • Organisation learning at the Olympic Delivery Authority
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) required sustained high performance within a pressured environment across all phases of its seven-year life cycle. In people management terms, this presented unique organisational learning challenges and opportunities. A blended organisational learning programme was implemented...
  • Sustainable procurement – the London 2012  Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
    Procurement was one of the critical elements for delivering the sustainability strategy of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). LOCOG attempted to draw on best practices from existing organisations and build them into a...
  • Developing and implementing a Sustainability Management System for the Games
    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) recognised that it needed an effective management framework in place to enable it to deliver on its sustainability commitments. It developed a Sustainability Management System (SMS) which evolved...
  • Embedding sustainability in the delivery of London City Operations
    The City Operations Programme remit was to oversee the Olympic and Paralympic Games-related work required in London, but outside official venues. This work was partly about ensuring smooth, safe and efficient operations to support the Games and to keep London...
  • Certifying a temporary organisation against the requirements of ISO 20121
    One of LOCOG’s drivers for certification was its desire to progress the event industry and certification bodies’ knowledge and understanding of the standard through appropriate knowledge transfer.This case study explains how certification works in a typical organisation and how it...
  • Assuring the sustainability of the Games
    London 2012 set up an independent body to carry out assurance over its sustainability programme and examines lessons for future major projects and events. This case study examines how the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 was established and fulfilled...
  • Programme Management
    London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games created the need for a major regeneration and construction programme to provide the venues and infrastructure needed to stage the Games. Turning the vision of the Olympic Bid into the...
  • Workforce monitoring and reporting
    The vision of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games led to the creation of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) Equality and Diversity Strategy in July 2007. This set new benchmarks for equality and diversity practice in construction. Performance needed...
  • The ODA’s Delivery Partner approach – Creating an integrated framework for mutual success
    This case study reviews the ODA’s approach to working with a Delivery Partner and the lessons learned. It then proposes a best practice model for mutual success for use by clients and Delivery Partners in the future.
  • Programme assurance on the Olympic Delivery Authority construction programme
    This case study describes how the assurance framework was established and operated within the ODA. It includes an assessment of the findings of interview-based research which aimed to draw out observations of the key success factors and the lessons learned...
  • Public participation and community engagement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) developed the Code of Construction Practice (CoCP) which set out a series of objectives and measures to be applied throughout the construction programme. This case study sets out the ODA’s targeted approaches to good community...
  • Olympic Park Industrial Relations: the Memorandum of Agreement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority and CLM Delivery Partner negotiated and agreed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the four UK construction trades unions: GMB, UCATT, Amicus and TGWU (the last two subsequently merging to form Unite). All parties concurred that...