Waikato District Council: Increasing Project Management Maturity

Top Quote Waikato District Council's remarkable progress in increasing Project Management Maturity through CAMMS IPM now a talking point across New Zealand. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 19, 2014 - Hamilton - Finalist at the Project Management in New Zealand Awards 2014, Waikato District Council has increased its project management maturity fivefold through CAMMS solutions, becoming a leader across New Zealand's public sector.

    Waikato serves its community with a vision to create a district that prides itself on economic excellence, local participation and sustainable communities. The Council therefore, sought a solution to address "scope creep", capital works "carry-forwards", sub-optimal planning outputs, budget variations and project delays.

    CAMMS Integrated Project Manager has been used to "bring to life" Council's Project Management Framework and it's seamlessly integration with Council's existing Finance, GIS, HR and document management systems has been an added advantage.

    Manager of the Performance & Project Management Programme, Jarred Thomas says "Managing and integrating the intangible side of projects is where the true savings lie. Not just cost and time savings, but also reputation, resources, political, environmental. We have built capacity for this within IPM."

    Since implementation Council, has achieved time savings of around 8%, which is tipped to increase to at least 15%. Reductions in time and costs in planning and managing the project is however not WDC's main objective. It launched Enterprise Project Management Framework using CAMMS' technology is the purpose is to increase the chances of project success.

    "Waikato District Council is a great example and leader across New Zealand through its achievement of increased project management maturity. CAMMS' is proud to be a part of their journey," says Joe Collins, CAMMS Managing Director.

    CAMMS Integrated Project Manager allows organisations to manage all organisational projects from commencement to evaluation and seamlessly integrates to facilitate better project updating and reporting processes

    CAMMS was founded in Australia in 1996 as a management consultancy, and has since grown to 150+ clients globally across a number of industries including public sector, health, financial services, education and utilities. The company designs and develops its own software in its Australian Headquarters and from its Global Service Delivery Centre in Sri Lanka, offering clients' on-premise, on-demand (cloud) and mobile solutions. CAMMS has offices in five countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information go to: www.cammsgroup.com.

    For more information contact:
    Robin Sands, Head of Marketing, CAMMS
    Email: robin.sands ( @ ) cammsgroup dot com.

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