Geospatial IT Delivery Phase Project Management
“Apacheix has provided great drive and insight as our Customer Friend project lead. The client relies heavily on the expertise they provide to the team; their outputs are of the highest quality bringing direct and immediate benefit.” Andrew Polley, Project Director, Atkins
The UK is critically dependent on existing IT capability for access to satellite reconnaissance imagery and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) output. This capability was due to reach End of Life (EoL) from 2016 which, in combination with fundamental technical changes within partner nations, would have caused significant degradation to the UK’s GEOINT capability. The delivery of the project within the time, cost and performance envelope of approvals was essential to maintaining critical UK operations.
Apacheix were given the lead role as the customer friend project manager required to assist the MOD in delivering a critical capability. The role required managing a multi-skilled team from various industry partners and nations to work alongside the UK government. In particular, Apacheix were required to manage and effectively deliver a major UK supply and support contract at various UK sites.
The role Apacheix provided in supporting the UK government was critical to the project success. Of particular note was leading on a major commercial dispute protecting the UK governments interests and getting value for money from the supply contractor. Additionally Apacheix provided excellent leadership skills to ensure the consortium of industry partners performed to the highest level gaining maximum performance scores from the MOD for a number of months.