Project definition stage – senior management
- Initial meetings with client to understand requirements
- Short report with suggested approach based on initial meetings
- Agree on scope of work (SOW)
The BMP Process
- Complete workbook’s generally in a workshop environment – either the client alone or with the BMP team
- Obtain client data, such as time, process outputs, energy usage, plant and equipment utilisation.
- Review data to ensure accuracy, using generic workbooks based on disciplines, such as mining, material handling, port, rail process, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls.
- Create work breakdown structure (WBS) if required
- Produce schedule and work packages
- Review workbooks and data supplied with the client in a workshop environment to ensure that this is in line with expectations and make adjustments as required.
- Produce a schedule
- Add trends and return on investment (ROI)
- Review the WBS and Work packages.
- Loaded into the BMP model
- The ROI and Trends checked for their consistency against client’s costs, noting that we have found over the years that some client data may not be consistent with what is described as industry standards, if this is the case we have to re-configure the data to comply with the required standards.
- Compare the client data and costs against trended costs. We do not display these are values in $ costs, we display the same as a plus or minus of the trended costs or standard costs. It would take the form of a $ value for client costs from the derived workbooks and display the same as $ % + or $ % – cost.