What does successful transport integration really mean?

A large proportion of Australians live in cities. Our cities are shaped by where people live, work, learn, shop and play and how they travel around. As transport users, we want connected trips. Transport connectivity is key to enabling the best use of resources, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Reducing the overall socio-economic cost of transport infrastructure and services is key to achieving sustainability.

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How to Strengthen your Strategic Thinking Skills

Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try to clarify what more strategic would look like and get few tangible suggestions.  Everyone has an opportunity to think more strategically. Being more strategic doesn’t just mean making decisions that … Read more

How to deliver a solution addressing transport challenges

Effective delivery requires carefully designing the approach to deliver a solution to address transport challenges. This includes consultation, coordination, and subsequently evaluating the results achieved.  Transport projects fail because they either experience program failure, which means could not be implemented as designed, or theory failure that is executed as designed but did not produce the desired result. The focus … Read more

How to understand the 7 motivators of travel demand?

‘Historically, infrastructure planning has sought to project future conditions as an extension of today, then provided infrastructure to meet anticipated demand. In 2021 and beyond, the approach must be more robust.’  Infrastructure Australia. 2021. Reforms to meet Australia’s future infrastructure needs, p5 Putting the customer first is top priority for transport agencies. This requires improving … Read more

Professionals need to Master Strategy

Most professionals struggle with strategy. They know that strategy is important in order to deliver the results, but consider it is senior management’s responsibility. However, all projects and plans should start with strategy – the why. Before getting into the what, how, who and when, you first need to be clear on the why. What is … Read more

How to get your business case approved first time

Getting a decision is the culmination of the long process of preparing a business case But it isn’t just about giving the decision-maker what they want but requires that you accurately read what they need and value, their interests and priorities and then make sure you present your report so that it addresses these critical … Read more

How to generate the best list of solution options

Most business case fall short when generating a long list of options. Let us consider this issue from three perspectives. Firstly clarify the problem or opportunity. Business Cases are often constrained by what I call ‘in the box’ thinking.  The constraints include funding availability, political and community expectations, published strategies or plans, or constrained by … Read more

How to establish the baseline for a business case

Successfully completing a business case requires establishing a robust baseline – there are three elements to consider: the base case assumptions underlying the demand forecasts treatment of risk and uncertainty The Base Case Project evaluations compare the costs and benefits of doing something, or the project case, with not doing it, or the base case. … Read more