IDM resources are proficient at developing and implementing overarching objectives, policies, strategies and frameworks in compliance with an agreed governance framework. Initial risk considerations assessed by IDM specialists would include charter and governance processes, project management abilities and capabilities, project approval requirements, funding and related requirements, procurement strategies, actual allocation of risk, and communication.
Project Execution Framework
IDM has in place a Project Execution Framework and project functional guidelines to ensure all planned and agreed project key objectives (both client and IDM) are achieved. This Project Execution Framework follows best practice guidelines from the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
The Project Execution Framework is built upon best practice project management guidelines with standard processes, procedures, documentation and templates. The Project Execution Framework is intended as a standard, but flexible, methodology to be used across all IDM service delivery and projects. It can be easily tailored to meet the individual size and complexity of the project, delivery models, scope or the specific needs of our clients.
The IDM team can also operate with existing client project execution methodologies such as Prince 2TM, PMBOK® or in-house systems.
IDM maintains a quality management system that is certified by SAI Global against the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand Quality Management Systems standard (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015). This standard supports both the execution of client projects and the internal function of the organisation.
IDM’s Quality Management System is managed and maintained to ensure robust and reliable systems and processes are implemented in project environments and that they are aligned with IDM’s Quality Policy. The policy commits to development, implementation and continued improvement of comprehensive quality management systems that are aligned with ISO 9001 by:
- Setting quality standards through the establishment of key result areas, key performance indicators, and critical success factors, and monitoring performance against those standards
- Delivering outstanding program and project services to clients through the engagement of highly skilled professionals
- Applying robust management processes that are standardised and promoted throughout the organisation and reviewed regularly
- Promoting client satisfaction and continuous improvement by implementing best-practice methodologies of quality surveys, communication, management reviews and standardised feedback questionnaires
- Providing training and professional development to enhance consultants’ expertise.
- IDM has a proven track record in the development and enhancement of client-based quality management systems. To achieve this, IDM often includes an assurance manager to work on projects who can also provide guidance on ISO 9001 certification and ensure compliance to quality, legislative, statutory and organisational governance requirements.
Environmental management is a key component of IDM’s risk management methodology in the planning of infrastructure projects. This risk assessment specifically requires identification, quantification and mitigation of environmental risks. Risk assessments and identification of measures to mitigate environmental risk are undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice.
Throughout the course of projects, field works are managed under project environmental management plans that deal specifically with sustainability issues such as energy and water conservation, preservation of habitat, protection of air and water quality, waste management and recycling. All project contractors are required to align their risk assessment and management process with IDM’s, to develop environmental management plans relevant to their scope of work and environmental risk factors. An environmental representative is regularly embedded into projects to oversee implementation of the environmental management systems and/or environmental management plan, or to manage environmental issues relevant to our scope of work.