Migrating a global connectivity programme

VIMA Group’s blend of subject matter knowledge and our collaborative ethos ensured that VIMA Group consultants integrated seamlessly into the Fixed Network project team.
VIMA’s collaborative ethos ensured that the client teams could benefit and grow from our shared skills and best practice. This made sure that knowledge transfer was seamless; and the upskilled teams have the ability to manage workload surges when they occur.
Global Connectivity, now known as Fixed Networks (FN), is a complex global programme of work involving migrating the entire Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate.
The MOD estate was moving from the BT-managed Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS) network to a new technical solution managed by Fujitsu.  The MOD team required significant technical and programmatic expertise to deliver the migration with multiple interdependent projects against challenging objectives . The delivery timelines were tight, and the scope was often uncertain.
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VIMA was also to support and mature the Project Management Office, including upskilling team members on corporate project control tools, processes and methodologies.
  • Support across various capabilities:
    • Connectivity Service Implementation (CSI) technical support
    • Project Management, Change Management and migration support
    • Site Readiness Team (SRT) and Regional Implementation Support Office (RISO)
    • Finance and billing
    • Business case and approvals support
    • Above Secret support
  • The identification, recording and management

    The identification, recording and management of programme and project level Risk, Assumptions, Dependencies, Issues and Opportunities, captured on the DD corporate tool. 

  • Strategic advice and support

    Strategic advice and support for the implementation of new governance approaches, including processes and monitoring mechanisms

  • Combining transparent & collaborative working mechanisms.

    VIMA enabled more coherent management and closer integration of the diverse and complex projects within the FN programme, reducing risk and improving the likelihood of successful outcomes

  • Implementing and embedding new plans & processes.

    Efficiently and effectively at all levels, supporting additional requests for project and programme support, including scheduling, resource loading and strategic planning with prime contractors.

People need to be at the heart of change. It’s not always easy to embrace change, and it’s natural to fear the unknown.

VIMA’s support has minimised technical delivery risk in an ever-changing cyber landscape, against extremely challenging timescales. VIMA achieved successful outcomes by:
If you would like support with a major project, such as this network migration, please speak with Chris.