Project management: performance through international synergy and know-how transfer - ALTEN Group

Project management: performance through international synergy and know-how transfer


MI-GSO | PCUBED, a subsidiary from the ALTEN Group, is a world leader in Project Management Consulting and PMO. BOMBARDIER, one of the world’s leading aircraft and rail manufacturers, has selected MI-GSO | PCUBED Canada to assist it in managing the performance of its ambitious development program: the Global 7500. This new business aircraft will be the most spacious and will have one of the largest operating ranges in its class.

The MI-GSO | PCUBED teams, approximately 30 consultants, are deployed on BOMBARDIER sites in Montreal and Toronto and involved in the following areas:

  • management of the remaining work and production of the Cockpit and Rear-Fuse subassemblies,
  • improvement of the performance of the configuration management system,
  • optimization of program governance,
  • and finally supplier management as part of the transfer of work.

For the activities related to the remaining work, the MI-GSO | PCUBED teams deploy and support an air governance system in order to have a harmonized view of the rest to be done. This centralized vision makes it possible to prioritize production activities while following a controlled schedule.

“Of course, we know these solutions because we have deployed them in other contexts”. It is the entire added value of our Group that is applied, through the synergy of skills and the transfer of proven know-how. Christophe Boyer, Country Manager of MI-GSO | PCUBED in Canada

The same applies to supplier management, where the mission focuses on supplier replacement management and end-to-end management of business transfers.

To guarantee a high value-added service, gateways have been created with mature environments in Europe. “Risk analyses, for example, are communicated in order to capitalize on experiences,” adds Mr Boyer. ” Consultants from our Toulouse office came to Canada to share the Group’s best practices, in addition to the monthly training provided to engineers. International collaboration works fully to ensure the performance of our teams dedicated to Bombardier, in a complementary way to French and Canadian cultures.”

Read more about ALTEN’s major projects in the latest edition of the ALTEN Mag Aeronautics, Space & Defense Special.