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Stronger Buyer in a Public Information System Project

As a contractor’s supporting expert and project management consultant, Atostek has taken care that the contractor’s goals are met, while the overall project management remained on the contractor’s responsibility.

In the T-LOIK project, Atostek and Finnish Transport Agency have successfully applied a new management practice which improves contractors ability to control the acquisition of an Information System. This was enabled by the simultaneous progress in design and implementation by the means of own knowledge ensured by the contractor. The multiple vendor environment aimed to offer options at all times to the contractor.

In addition to the actual information system construction, the contractor has purchased supporting consulting in IT project management. The new practice is transparent to the contractor, immediately in the early project stage the performance of the vendors has become concrete. It has been possible to take care of problems as soon as they appeared.