Headed up by our Programme Director, our Programme Management Function was created in order to manage the delivery of the Dreadnought Programme.
They do this by establishing the whole boat programme baseline (for scope, schedule, cost and risk) and assuring performance by reviewing the delivery of the Parties against their respective baselines; and so forming an integrated programme view resulting from the need to address risks, opportunities and/or key issues arising from performance or other external pressures.
The Alliance Project Controls team are responsible for establishing, managing and maintaining the Alliance Project Controls environment and preparing timely and accurate reports of the programme’s progress, performance and forecast based on a ‘single version of the programme’, providing information and analysis to the members of the AMC and ALB to challenge and scrutinise delivery.
The Alliance Engineering team are responsible for delivery of safe and fit for purpose Dreadnought submarines to the Whole Boat Technical Specification, through acting as the principal point of accountability for specific delegations, delivery and governance of major scopes of Alliance engineering activity.
The Alliance Finance team is responsible for reporting on all financial performance aspects of the Dreadnought programme managed by the Alliance and will have a clear focus on supporting the Alliance MD and members of the AMC in making timely and effective financial decisions, and keeping the ALB briefed on financial performance as required.
The Alliance Contract Management Team is responsible for manging the Tier 1 supplier commercial activities, on behalf of the Alliance, as related to current contract scope. This includes: proposing the Procurement Strategy for a new tranche; supporting negotiation with Industry for placement of a new tranche contract; making Tier 1 contract amendments on behalf of the SDA (within limits); and advising the Parties on appropriate changes and coherence of the Alliance’s commercial arrangements.
The Alliance’s Supply Chain function is responsible for establishing, managing and maintaining the supply chain performance, as well as identifying and managing risks, issues and opportunities within the Dreadnought supply chain across the scope of the Parties. Supply Chain is divided into:
Commodities: Items which are common across submarine programmes or more widely;
Materials: Equipment or parts of equipment which are specific to Dreadnought; and
Outsourcing: Labour to support completion of work in the shipyard.
The Transition team are responsible for managing the transition of the Alliance from its initial start-up back in April 2018 through various maturity transition gates set by the Alliance Leadership Board, in support of establishing a ‘world class organisation’ ready for Delivery Phase 3 (DP3); this will be complimented through the definition of an Alliance Target Operating Model to help define the key interfaces and functions to underpin Dreadnought Programme delivery.
The Alliance Business Operations team provides key enabling capabilities (as part of a ‘high performance’ service provision) for the Alliance Management team (DSST, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce) to underpin the delivery of the Dreadnought Alliance. This includes processes and systems, infrastructure and physical assets i.e. accommodation and hardware and data and technology to optimise and ensure effective ways of working and ensure security obligations are adhered to plan and deliver better ways of working to support multiple site-working.
Within Business Operations we have:
Organisational Effectiveness – The Organisation Effectiveness (OE) team are responsible for the development and implementation of a number of people related processes that underpin Dreadnought Programme delivery and transition of the Alliance to a world class organisation.
Business Architecture – The Business Architecture team provide everyone in the Alliance team with the appropriate environment, tools and techniques so that we can all work smarter and more collaboratively.
Office of the MD
The Office of the MD (OMD) is there to provide support to the Managing Director in her role as the Senior Leader within the Alliance. This ranges from understanding the parties’ policies and how these flow down to the Alliance to preparing reports and documents for very senior level programme meetings. The OMD has 7 team members with expertise gained from across the Alliance Partners (BAES, Rolls-Royce and SDA).
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