Publications & Awards
Focused on systems thinking, change management, strategic procurement and the creation of lasting change, the following give a more in depth view of the strategic procurement landscape and how to adopt its principles.
Journal - A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery
This paper discusses a systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory-focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a strategic approach to the procurement of infrastructure-related services in accordance with the quinquennial water sector reprocurement exercise being undertaken by infrastructure client organisations (ICOs).
Journal - Engendering Change within a Water Infrastructure Client Organisation: A Participatory Action Research Approach
Continuing demands by stakeholders for improved service delivery has caused Infrastructure Client Organisations (ICO) in the UK to embark upon organisational restructuring. It is expected that such restructuring would enhance cost-effectiveness and quality in asset management and service delivery. However, this change, if not properly managed and sustained, could result in the inability of the ICO to achieve these targets. This study outlines the use of systemic thinking and Participatory Action Research (PAR) in driving and managing such change within a UK-based Water and Wastewater ICO (UK WASC).
A097 - Strategic Change in the Delivery of Infrastructure
This paper discusses a socio technical systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a structured approach toward the facilitation of change within an Infrastructure Client Organisation (ICO).
The following gives some insight into the professional approval of the value that can be brought via the strategic approach