Network Rail required an independent benchmarking review of the Great Western Route Modernisation (GWRM) Programme. IPA was commissioned to assess Network Rail’s approach to delivering the programme, its relative performance and overall capability, as well as its interfaces with the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and Department for Transport (DfT).
IPA initially assessed Network Rail project team’s delivery and management capabilities through a review of their documents and a series of structured interviews. This enabled us to assess Network Rail against best practice used in other organisations.
Our analysis had four parts:
IPA identified a number of recommendations to improve the delivery and operation of the GWRM Programme. The client accepted and promptly implemented these recommendations.