Project planning and coordination

This management tool provides design teams and promoters with some examples of established methods of project coordination that will enable them to understand and ensure they carry out the necessary steps to help achieve a successful outcome in their project. These methods take you step by step through the numerous key stages that design teams will need to endure and get right in order to achieve a high-quality interchange design. For example, it is important that key stakeholders are engaged to obtain their views at appropriate times and that they feel they have been able to influence outcomes.

The following guidance documents and templates will help assist project promoters and managers in developing project work plans and logic maps to inform the planning, design and evaluation of transport interventions:

1 – The RIBA Plan of Work is available as an online resource enabling professionals to browse, customise and download a plan of work. It is intuitive to use with on-screen help at each stage; The RIBA Plan of Work Toolbox (available to download following free registration) contains customisable tables allowing easy creation of the: Project Roles Table; Design Responsibility Matrix; Multidisciplinary Schedules of Services; The Toolbox also contains helpful guidance and examples.

2 – Logic Mapping Hints and Tips: an aid to the evaluation of transport interventions. This guidance is intended to be accessible to a wide audience. Whilst it has been designed to assist transport evaluators, the techniques promoted within the guide will also be of interest to policy-makers as well as local authorities and partnership organisations as a tool to support the planning and design of interventions. Logic Mapping provides a way of laying out, in a clear, visual form, key steps and links in a project or programme, and identifying how different activities are believed to be linked to different sets of outcomes and impacts. Logic mapping is widely used for planning projects and programmes, and is increasingly being used in their evaluation.


NODES strategic objectiveContribution
Enhance accessibility and integration +
Enhance intermodality +
Enhance liveability +
Increase safety and security conditions +
Increase economic viability and costs efficiency +
Stimulate local economy +
Increase environmental efficiency +
Increase energy efficiency +

Good practice

The RIBA Plan of Work, since its development first began in 1963, has been the definitive UK model for the building design and construction process, and has also exercised significant influence internationally.

Logic Mapping has been used in the UK for a variety of transport projects including light rail extensions and replacement of vehicle fleets.


Potential interchange performance improvement

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 comprises eight work stages, each with clear boundaries, and details the tasks and outputs required at each stage. The online tool revolves around these eight project stages, providing a flexible ‘kit of parts’ that can be used to produce a focused practice or project-specific Plan of Work. Of benefit to all those involved in the briefing, design, construction and post-occupancy process, it enables users to: Customise a Plan of Work to create a bespoke practice-specific Plan of Work that reflects the common working methods of their practice or produce a project-specific Plan that can be developed with a client for a particular project. ”RIBA Plan of Work” 2013

Logic mapping is a tool for articulating underlying and implicit assumptions of what changes will occur, the delivery steps that need to be undertaken to achieve the anticipated changes and the external factors that will also influence the outcome. It will be of interest to policy makers, evaluators, local authorities and partnership organisations. The guide provides useful logic mapping templates along with further references.

 


Resources

RIBA Plan of Work – Relatively simple to use with no onerous resources required

Logic Mapping – Relatively simple to use with no onerous resources required