Crossrail’s Learning Legacy partners have held events to disseminate the learning legacy. These include webinars, conferences and seminars.

The list of previous events held is linked below.

Correcting course: governance response to delivery stresses

Date: 18-03-2020 18:00 - 21:00

Location: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ, UK

Speakers: Simon Adams, Transport for London, Chris Sexton, Crossrail, Richard Powell, KPMG

Event Type: evening lecture

Organiser: Association for Project Management

Perspectives from the governance of a major project, including views from sponsors, delivery team and independent experts. 

Lessons discussed for long-duration projects within complex stakeholder environments. 

An evening to explore the governance lessons for long-duration projects within complex stakeholder environments. Using Crossrail as a case study, we will explore the reasons for and the implementation of the changes required to ensure continued delivery following the announcement in summer 2018 that the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood would no longer be on-time or on-budget.

Simon Adams, Head of the Joint Sponsor Team will present on the development of the governance arrangements and the intended benefits for the organisations involved.

Chris Sexton, the Crossrail Deputy Chief Executive Officer will share the delivery stresses encountered including concerns with programme integration, organisational capability and relationship with sponsor organisations.

Richard Powell, KPMG Major Projects Advisory Partner, will join for a panel discussion to share his perspectives on the independent governance review carried out and the recommendations proposed.  Our discussion will focus on three themes:

  • Programme sponsorship: including sponsor accountability, assurance and transparency;
  • Re-building a delivery organisation: including the challenges during on-going delivery, delivery assurance, and the need for continuous improvement; and
  • Lessons learned: including leveraging best practice, lessons for sponsors and the delivery organisation.

Onesan Okunpolor, Principal Programme Sponsors at the Department for Transport will moderate the discussion and will seek input from the audience for questions to the panel.