Client Successes

Pcubed has helped deliver successful initiatives for more than half of the Fortune 500. Our teams are led by industry experts and cut to the heart of issues to deliver results. Pcubed's pragmatic approach, boutique expertise, flexible staffing and focus on building internal client capabilities drive successful solutions. Our results speak for themselves; more than 80% of our projects are generated from current clients.

Strategy Execution

"SUPPLIER OF PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY SERVICES (ODA) TO THE LONDON 2012 GAMES."
British Olympic Association

The British Olympic Association officially recognized Pcubed for our work helping deliver the most successful and profitable games to date. This was a long term endeavor that required aggressively ramping up a new organization and managing a broad host of diverse stakeholders, building business cases for investment options, obtaining buy-in and maintaining a long term 5+ year focus to deliver on an immovable deadline in the world spotlight. Pcubed provided support to execute a large number of initiatives that helped successfully deliver the games and met the sustainability, legacy and quality objectives that London 2012 originally envisioned. To read more about the work Pcubed provided to the Olympic Delivery Authority since its inception see our Olympic Delivery Authority Case Studies. To read more on the London 2012 see these articles: Alison Nimmo: Delivering the Olympic Games On Time and On BudgetCEO of the London Olympic Games Paul Deighton Interview or Ky Nichol's 5 Principles of Program Management for Big Events.

Global Sporting Events - Delivered!
"THE KEY BENEFIT TO US WAS SPEED TO VALUE."
Paul Merrywell, CIO, Mountain States Health Alliance

MSHA operates 13 hospitals in the Southeast region of the United States. They were suffering from severe resource capacity issues and needed a means to do more with less. Pcubed partnered with Mountain States Health Alliance to ensure all Information system projects and programs were selected, prioritized and planned in line with the organization's wider strategic objectives and resource capabilities – achieving in six months what would normally take six to eight years. Read about the MSHA Case study, our core capability in Portfolio Management or view a recent webinar with CIO Paul Merrywell on this project.

Sean O'Brien who led this engagement is based in Los Angeles and has helped many Healthcare companies implement portfolio optimization and management solutions.

Pragmatic Approach & Quick Results - Delivered!
"THEIR ANALYSIS HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE CONFIDENCE THAT I AM ONLY INVESTING IN ACTIVITIES THAT ARE (STRATEGICALLY) ALIGNED ... AND INVESTMENT IS FOCUSED EXACTLY WHERE IT IS NEEDED."
Bradley Yorke-Biggs, Director of Strategy, IT and Governmental Affairs, Aston Martin Company

Aston Martin asked Pcubed to help them develop an IT strategy and vision, then prioritize their current and future projects based on strategic alignment and resource constraints. As a result, nearly £1Million in potential savings was identified. In addition to working on Aston Martin's IT strategy, Pcubed has helped Aston Martin with their product development process, improving processes and quality and reducing time-to-marketing. Read more about Pcubed's manufacturing practice, our portfolio management capabilities, the Aston Martin Case Study on Product Development or about the IT Strategy and Vision project.

Ian Barnard has extensive experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, including stints at Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Tom Walkinshaw Racing including others.

Passion for Results - Delivered!
"Pcubed provided to the Organizing Committee both project management subject matter and architecture expertise and their knowledge and experience have been invaluable to us."
Heinz Palme, Head of Project Management, 2006 FIFA Organizing Committee

The FIFA World Cup Finals tournament is the pre-eminent football event in the world, next only to the Olympic Games in its scale, complexity and global profile. The tournament was held in Germany in 2006, featuring 32 teams playing in 10 venues across the country over a 4-week period. Because of their successful delivery of the Athen’s games, Pcubed was chosen by the FIFA organizing committee planning team to help them deliver the overall program by introducing an effective, customized project management approach.  For more on Pcubed’s support for the FIFA World Cup read our Organizing Committee for FIFA World Cup case study.  For more details on our major sporting events practice please visit Pcubed’s Public Sector industry page. 

Ky Nichol leads Pcubed Public Sector and Major Sporting Events practice. He has over 15 years of experience delivering complex programs and business transformation.

Global Sporting Events — Delivered!

Cost & Complexity Reduction

"PCUBED HELPED US IDENTIFY 15-20% IN DISCRETIONARY SPEND...I WILL RECOMMEND THEM FOR ANY FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS."
Refining & Marketing Portfolio Manager, BP

Pcubed helped BP develop a Strategy, Portfolio & Benefits Management framework to prioritize and optimize R&M IT&S investments. The expertise provided by PCUBED influenced their leadership team to get commitment and support for the successful deployment of this framework across BP's business units; allowing BP to achieve multiple investment scenarios supported by common standards and processes for portfolio selection across the business. It also provided a mechanism for transparent and structured discussions with business partners. Read about our Energy practice and Portfolio management solutions.

Global Portfolio Management - Delivered!

Accelerated Innovation & Product Development

"PCUBED DELIVERED AND GREW THE STRATEGIC INTERNAL CAPABILITIES FOR MY TEAM..."
John McDonald, EVP Manufacturing, GETRAG

Pcubed helped the one of the world's largest transmission suppliers develop the latest in lean manufacturing facilities in the Slovak Republic, creating a blueprint for future facilities. Scope of activities included building a new facility from the ground up in just 18 months that embedded lean manufacturing processes and utilized the latest technology; managing multiple stakeholders (from the engineering centers, Production site and representatives from Ford, GETRAG and Kechnec. Read about the GETRAG case study, or the related Insight Article on building a new lean manufacturing facility in an emerging market.

Embedded Results - Delivered!

Business Change Enabled by Technology

"PCUBED GUIDES US RATHER THAN DIRECTS US. HELPING US TOGETHER BUILD THE RIGHT SOLUTION."
Sandra Skinner, EDS Chief Engineer Ford

Ford was Pcubed first client in 1994. Since then Pcubed has helped them deliver innovation globally by managing and delivering their complex programs and products. One example is a program that supported the first NA SUV hybrid launch gaining a first mover advantage in the market through a reduction in time-to-market by 12 months while also saving $9 million in engineering costs. Others include a Global Business Transformation program to improve product quality, a product lifecycle transformation project to better support product launches globally or the establishment of a warranty office to improve warranty management. Whether it's by optimizing and delivering product or project portfolios, focusing on cost and complexity reduction, or accelerating innovation and product development, Pcubed has been a long term partner committed to Ford's success and growing their internal capabilities. Read more about our Ford case studies or Pcubed's Manufacturing practice.

Long Term Partnerships - Delivered!

Delivering M&A Value

"(PCUBED) SAVED THE (INTEGRATION) PROJECT. THEY TURNED A PROJECT THAT WAS GETTING DONE BUT NOT WELL TO A VERY PLANNED SET OF ACTIVITIES AND WE'VE MET ALL OF OUR OBJECTIVES TO DATE, AND WE'RE ACTUALLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE..."
Ted Smith, Vice President of Operations for PEER 1

In June 2012 Vancouver-based PEER 1 Hosting announced that it was acquiring NetBenefit (UK), a UK-based managed hosting company with operations in the United Kingdom and France. The acquisition would elevate PEER 1 into the #2 position in the UK for small and medium managed hosting services. However the integration of Peer 1's newly acquired Group NBT was more complex than anticipated and as a result behind schedule. Pcubed was brought in to provide clear management insight on the status of the integration and then a small team provided the structure and experience to make the complexity simple to manage. As a result, the Peer 1 integration is back on track and actually ahead of schedule. Read about the PEER 1 Interview with Ted Smith - VP of Operations at Peer 1, the PEER 1 Case Study or about Pcubed's Technology & Media practice.

Managed Complexity - Delivered!