DSS consultants work with clients to develop and implement an optimized capital portfolio and project management solution.
Capital Project Management
Drawing on decades of owner-operator experience, DSS has developed one of the most efficient and effective managing processes for capital projects. As a result, client projects are better positioned to achieve on-time and on-budget execution, targeted operability, and reduction in overall investment risk.
Our consultants draw on the experience and knowledge they have gained
from managing some of the world’s most complex and innovative capital
projects to create a customized program for clients that emphasizes
front end planning, disciplined execution, and operational readiness.
As a result, client projects are better positioned to achieve on-time
and on-budget execution, targeted operability, and reduction in
overall investment risk. Typically, our capital project execution
methodology yields an average range of 10-15% improvement in overall
capital effectiveness versus industry benchmarks.
In addition to enhancing the ultimate success of a project, we also
help capital project owners and financiers effectively define and
manage the broad range of stakeholder needs and risks that are
involved with investing in major capital projects.
The DSS Capital Project Management approach relies on early and
focused business planning, front-end loading (FEL), and a disciplined
framework to achieve best-in-class results. Our consultants start with
conducting a capital portfolio evaluation that analyzes planned and
prioritized capital projects, performance history, and future client
business needs and objectives. We then customize a structured approach
for planning and executing your capital projects through business,
project and facility planning to project design, construction,
start-up, and operation. The DSS Capital Project Management System is
highly structured to ensure disciplined gatekeeping execution and risk
mitigation at each project stage.
The benefits of an integrated management system.
Our capital project solutions help your business integrate industry
leading management processes, develop critical project leadership
skills and capabilities, and design and implement project
organizational structures that will help ensure competitive and
sustainable business results over the full life cycle of each new
The DSS Capital Project Management methodology includes:
Project implementation process improvements
Value-Improving Practices (VIPs) and
Readiness-to-Operate (RTO)—enabling a smooth
transition and start-up for new or existing operations
Capital project implementation support through coaching and
Project optimization and business integration,
drawing on our consulting practices in process safety and
operational risk management, construction management, project
controls, technology screening, and lean supply chain
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