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PM-Partners and Jetstar extend project agreement

PM News
August 29, 2011

Project specialist PM-Partners and low cost airline Jetstar have announced they will extend their project management and project management office agreement for a further two years.

The extension will see PM-Partners project manage a number of major programs including the development of a standard services platform across Jetstar Group operations, as well as add electronic project management capabilities to the Jetstar PMO. The new system will be cloud-based and will support a project portfolio approach at the airline.

Jetstar chief information officer Steve Tame said the airline decided to extend the agreement after PM-Partners’ successful performance over the last two years.

“Major projects delivered for us on time and on budget by PM-Partners over the last two years include solutions for Flight Operations & Crew Management, Time & Attendance, Payroll, Videoconferencing, as well as overnight relocation of Jetstar’s head office in Melbourne and other strategic business simplification projects,” he said.

The next stage will focus on improving Jetstar’s economies of scale as it continues to expand domectically and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are continuing to develop service offerings by re-engineering our platforms and processes to make them consistent and deliver against our low cost approach,” Tame said, adding that a project management approach would allow a greater visibility of projects and a mature basis for prioritising activities and allocating resources.

Managing director for PM-Partners group Nik Samuelson said managing Jetstar’s operations were akin to managing an agile business. “With each project management outsourcing agreement during our 6 year relationship, Jetstar has reaped the benefits in terms of agility, flexibility and efficiency,” he said. Project specialist PM-Partners and low cost airline Jetstar have announced they will extend their project management and project management office agreement for a further two years.

The extension will see PM-Partners project manage a number of major programs including the development of a standard services platform across Jetstar Group operations, as well as add electronic project management capabilities to the Jetstar PMO. The new system will be cloud-based and will support a project portfolio approach at the airline.

Jetstar chief information officer Steve Tame said the airline decided to extend the agreement after PM-Partners’ successful performance over the last two years.

“Major projects delivered for us on time and on budget by PM-Partners over the last two years include solutions for Flight Operations & Crew Management, Time & Attendance, Payroll, Videoconferencing, as well as overnight relocation of Jetstar’s head office in Melbourne and other strategic business simplification projects,” he said.

The next stage will focus on improving Jetstar’s economies of scale as it continues to expand domectically and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are continuing to develop service offerings by re-engineering our platforms and processes to make them consistent and deliver against our low cost approach,” Tame said, adding that a project management approach would allow a greater visibility of projects and a mature basis for prioritising activities and allocating resources.

Managing director for PM-Partners group Nik Samuelson said managing Jetstar’s operations were akin to managing an agile business. “With each project management outsourcing agreement during our 6 year relationship, Jetstar has reaped the benefits in terms of agility, flexibility and efficiency,” he said. “At the same time it has rapidly built organisational capability and maturity and lowered costs as a proportion of revenues.”

“At the same time it has rapidly built organisational capability and maturity and lowered costs as a proportion of revenues.”

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