Finalists - Transformation Project of the Year Award 2022

Sponsored by QinetiQ

Recognising and rewarding organisational and cultural change projects across all sectors that deliver significant benefit through project delivery excellence.   

Our highly sought-after project of the year categories are designed to recognise project excellence, both in delivery and outcomes. There are four project of the year award categories, representing different types of projects. The winners of each of these awards are entered into the prestigious overall project of the year category, of which there is one winner.  

The transformation project of the year award is given to the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management and the greatest benefits and outcomes to end users in projects providing transformational change, either culturally or organisationally.    

We require entrants to all project of the year categories to produce a submission of up to 3,000 words detailing how they have met the judging criteria for that category. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission. 

The project of the year categories all consist of two stages, the first stage is the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply. 

Congratulations to all our finalists listed in this category below ...


PROJECT: Atkins Vulnerability Research, Atkins a member of the SNC Lavalin Group
ENTERED BY: Jipin Jomon, Atkins

Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as part of the Cyber Resilience Programme, and with flexibility to explore innovations, Atkins established the Vulnerability Research (VR) project. Transformational and pioneering, VR built a novel capability to utilise ethical hacker expertise and experience to find vulnerabilities before they could be exploited, substantially reducing the MoD's cyber security risk. Pushing boundaries, collaborating and communicating with various global organisations, exploring innovations, proving concept, demonstrating results and quantifying benefits, the VR project has reduced cyber risk at pace, contributing to improved cyber and information security nationally.


PROJECT: DPEX Programme, Rolls-Royce plc
ENTERED BY: Martin Goldby, Rolls-Royce plc

Direct Procurement Excellence (DEPX) was a programme of work approved in August 2019 unlocking benefits and capabilities migrating 690 users, 3100 suppliers into a central portfolio approach using the Ivalua Platform. This transformation covers all parts manufactured globally through every supplier that Rolls-Royce fits to OEM engines, also included spare parts, new product introduction, and supplier technology development to global procurement from the transactions siloed system. The scope of the transformation took procurement from a transactions platform to a full Contract to delivery solution with suppliers onboarded to the same platform speeding up source to contract by 90%.


PROJECT: Project Moonshot, Rolls-Royce plc
ENTERED BY: Alexander Darvill, Rolls-Royce plc

“Project Moonshot” was a two-year collaborative experiment between Rolls-Royce and the Ministry of Defence with the aim of demonstrating a radically transformative approach to the delivery of complex technology programmes. The project was launched in May 2020 and delivered by Rolls-Royce Defence based in Bristol. To explore and prove a totally novel approach to product development, the team was challenged to deliver a real project in half the time and half the cost of a typical programme. Two years on and Moonshot has exceeded its original goals with key programmatic innovations being shared across Rolls-Royce and UK industry.


PROJECT: Retrofit Accelerator for Workplaces, Turner & Townsend
ENTERED BY: Maria Spyrou, Turner & Townsend

Urgent action is needed to tackle climate change and its catastrophic effects to our planet. The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) flagship Retrofit Accelerator Workplaces (RA-W) programme addresses the challenge by tackling a major contributor to London’s emissions – its building stock. Across the UK, buildings are responsible for about 40% of the total carbon footprint. The RA-W programme is funded by the GLA and European Regional Development Fund. This programme aims to accelerate the public sector’s journey towards net-zero. This is facilitated by accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency measures and through the installation of renewable energy projects.

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