VR FleetCare Adopts Adapro’s ABC Project Management Model

Delivery reliability for customer project deliveries was provided by project management development

VR FleetCare strives for growth from the modernization projects of the rail fleet. To achieve our goals, well designed and executed projects are extremely important to us and our customers. Implementing projects competitively is also challenging and risky without an appropriate project management model. We wanted to further strengthen our project expertise and as a development partner we chose Adapro, whose project management models are practically functional and based on international project management standards.

Delivery reliability has been improved through the implementation of a project management model

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In tenders for large rail fleet projects, participants must describe the project management model at the tender stage, indicating the ability to deliver the projects as agreed. In projects, each stage of the process is carefully planned and the work must be performed with the utmost accuracy, customer focus and high quality. In addition, the project expertise of the staff is an important success factor.

Peter Gulbrand, VP Sales at VR FleetCare, said:

“Our customers expect high-quality project expertise from us. We believe one of the key success factors in fleet maintenance projects in the market is excellent project expertise. For large projects, the delivery must be well managed to get all steps within the right time frame.”

The project management model is based on common principles and practices in all projects.

Last year, together with Adapro, we launched a project management development project at VR FleetCare. After several workshops and coaching from our project staff, we were able to implement an ABC Project Management Model™ based on international project management standards. Now we can constantly offer our customers high quality and efficient projects because our project plans are high quality and uniform.

Markku Aarni, Director Consulting Services at Adapro, said:

“Good project management creates a competitive advantage for VR FleetCare, which operates in a demanding market. Adapro’s ABC Project Management Model™ is used by more than 100 organizations, with dozens of them working on delivery projects worldwide. Adapted to VR FleetCare’s needs and practical, yet standards-based approach creates a common language and order in the interaction with customers and partners. When management, sales and staff are also trained in the new way of working, this results in clearer management, satisfied customers and employee satisfaction.”

Teemu Halonen, Head of VR FleetCare’s Project Services Unit, said:

“Well-executed and successful projects are our calling card, both in Finland and abroad. At FleetCare, we want to be known for our strong project expertise. That’s why we thought it was important to introduce a new model and coach our employees who worked in projects.

“We believe we can go far if we combine strong project expertise with our high-quality service and our reliable top experts who stick to what has been agreed.”

This article was originally published by VR Fleetcare.

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