Having taken different commitments in design, engineering, consultancy and design management, the company has been able to noticeably achieve completion of certain huge projects of electricity industry both in Iran and the Middle East even well before its contract period date. Relying on up-to-date engineering capability, and by means of updated software, and also with accurate planning, and necessary studies on the results of all affiliated parties' performance make controlling of the deemed projects budget possible and with expecting different cases the crisis probability in the project management will reach to nil. Another objective of the company in order to approach the latest events management is establishment of experienced and skilled groups as the planners of management systems, planning and project control, by means of, latest technology achievements in soft/hard ware, according which organizing of assignments can be compatible to time schedules and integration of project elements. Since planning and projects control are considered the most important elements in a project management- according to the experts of this field, this company always strive to make them update and more efficient. The procedures priorities are briefly as follows:  Defining priorities  Concentration on project overview  Efficient exploitation of accessible resources  Identifying and settling discrepancies  Understanding small problems before becoming critical and complicated Association …

Having taken different commitments in design, engineering, consultancy and design management, the company has been able to noticeably achieve completion of certain huge projects of electricity industry both in Iran and the Middle East even well before its contract period date.
Relying on up-to-date engineering capability, and by means of updated software, and also with accurate planning, and necessary studies on the results of all affiliated parties’ performance make controlling of the deemed projects budget possible and with expecting different cases the crisis probability in the project management will reach to nil.
Another objective of the company in order to approach the latest events management is establishment of experienced and skilled groups as the planners of management systems, planning and project control, by means of, latest technology achievements in soft/hard ware, according which organizing of assignments can be compatible to time schedules and integration of project elements.
Since planning and projects control are considered the most important elements in a project management- according to the experts of this field, this company always strive to make them update and more efficient.
The procedures priorities are briefly as follows:
 Defining priorities
 Concentration on project overview
 Efficient exploitation of accessible resources
 Identifying and settling discrepancies
 Understanding small problems before becoming critical and complicated
Association and sympathy with clients create a reliable control system, as components of a project and the big projects, as well are frequently under widely spread influence of the involved or affiliated project individuals such as: designers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, lenders, governmental and local authorities/organizations, social sensibility and public groups. So, an integrated project team is needed to have an organizational and management competency in all areas to be utilized as from the preliminary planning up to the operation stage in order to surely meet the project requirements.
The most basic activities including a successful project management can be categorized as follows:
1 – Planning & design
2 – Control
3 – Construction consultancy
In each category of activities there are three decisive objectives including the following items:
 Completion of components and entire project within the framework of the prepared budget and time schedule
 Maximizing the local and national contributions including: (engineers, designers, manufacturers, and suppliers)
 Establishing consultancy facilities with a higher and flexible quality aimed at being efficiently responsive to future needs.

Project Management Office
Delays in project progress, poor quality noticeable in the projects performed, their higher cost prices relative to the original estimations can be considered a part of the main chain problems in a country’s projects. In this connection, and in order to overcome such problems, Tarah Energy Sepanta Company has set up project management office in compliance with International Standards.
This project management office has been very fruitful for the growth of scientific researches and executive affairs and resulted in systematic centralization of the company’s projects management, according which general status of the organization, the macro and mid-term projects and plans are very accurately controlled. This center provides services including management, consultancy, and training at different organizational stages, according which likely risks are reduced, design quality and naturally its construction are enhanced, and also management and review of company’s fundamental plans and projects can be actualized in the best possible manner.
However, in a nutshell, the project management office performs an overall supervision on the staff in charge of company’s planning, besides on the project managers’ assignments according to the following items:
 Tactical designing and planning for the company
 Analysis of company’s internal and external formats preceding design of long-mid-short term strategic plans, and consequently cooperation in consultancy and control, elaboration of deviations and their updating
 To set up a standard reference for the management and projects control on their macro scale
 To improve communication and application procedures for the company’s internal resources
 To help reduce negative impacts on “the growth and development projects” and on the tactical and strategic plans collapsed, besides to enhance their output and functional operation and the relevant resources, too.
The key functions of the company’s project management office can briefly be set forth as follows:
 Strategic planning: long term plans of the company are devised through this function. The development plans of the company are designed and pursued at this office, because it is mastering internal and external formats, besides its available required methodologies
 The macro and micro managements of projects: Having applied knowledge, skills, tools and effective techniques to the project and office activities assist planning, in such a way, that the company’s objectives set forth in the projects can be realized. In this connection, a series of the project management standards are employed and consequently, the required actions are fulfilled to realize the optimum management of projects including feasibility and initial stages, scheduling, resources allocation, preparation of the plan and quality management, analysis and risks management, procurement, budget planning, preparing reports and documentation.
 Planning and arranging different levels of training courses for the company’s staff
 Appraisal of operative functions, this appraisal includes: the management function of the units, projects and designs, functioning feedback of techniques employed, and consequently the company’s function itself
 Development of processes: devise of the processes required for an effective use in all resources dealt with performance of projects
 Presentation of macro “route map” long-mid-short terms for the company
 Contribution in achieving “excellent and genuine assignment”
 Macro management of projects
 Overall and principle management in time and cost
 Setting up better communication and interaction with one another among the personnel and concerned parties
 Improvement in allocation of company’s resources
 Enhancing technological know-how and optimum use of existing knowledge in the company

Project Management

Project management can be defined as a component providing possibility for both applying and utilizing knowledge, skills, management tools and techniques of project for coordination management of serial projects in an organization aimed at striving for achievements and realization of pre-set objectives. Project Management focuses on individual projects and determines the optimized speed for a project progress. This matter leads us to have appropriate planning, construction and supervision dealing with projects. Naturally, when there are elements such as strategic benefits, coordination planning, sources in common, dependencies and the optimized speed for a project progress, they will help us to determine whether how many projects should be handled, under one project management.

Project manager performs entire client’s tasks, except for project guarantees acceptance, extension, release, and their confiscation or remittance, approval of change of contract price, approval of change of contract management, change of technical specification, change of systems and main components of work, approval of new prices and additional service fees, approval of temporary/final delivery, suspension, termination and cancellation of contract, approval of the final statements and invoice.

Project management, engineering supervision dealt with supply, building, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning in addition to technical inspection embrace the project manager’s services.

The brief list of services of the company’s Project Management is as follows:

  • To help determine the macro-strategies of project
  • Presenting and setting up comprehensive system for Project Management
  • Planning and project control
  • Supervision on planning, organization and project control done by contractors, consultants & vendors
  • Management services for work assignments and contracts
  • Management of human resources
  • Health, safety and environment services (HSE)
  • Services for financial provision
  • Communication and management of project documents
  • Quality management
  • Management of organizational knowledge and learning.

The Management of Process

At this company the processes are performed and processing maps of organization are designed and compiled, having relied on APQC, Porter model, points of EFQM model, the optimization acquisition from the winning companies of the European quality awards, and sharing the organization’s staff’s experiences at leadership, development and excellence, integrated management system (IMS) and human resources management (HRM) committees, and also experiences of the staff working at the units. The organizational processes are split into four parts: main, managerial (excellence and development of business mechanism), support and key.

Links and processes interaction procedure are displayed in the processing map of the organization. Process identification card is provided for each process of organization, besides process assessment indices, main and supporting owners, inputs and outputs of each process are determined.

This company prepares and devices process indices for control of its organizational processes, according which measurement of these indices are performed by the representatives of different units of organization, and are analyzed and assessed at development excellence affairs, at the inter-committees of units (QCT), at integrated management system committee, and also at management’s review meetings.

 

 

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