Cost Management - Cost Governance

IMD’s Cost Governance service will support our customers in the development and implementation of an appropriate and tailored cost management strategy. We will review and assess each customer's organisational structures and interfaces and support them in ensuring their ways of working meet their strategic needs.


  • Cost management strategy & planning
  • Planning and implementing interfaces with internal project stakeholders
  • Planning and implementing interfaces with external stakeholders, including assurance teams
  • Support to reporting costs at all levels


  • Coherent approach to cost management
  • Clear and consistent reporting tailored to target audience
  • Integration with internal project functions (project controls/risk/commercial/finance)
  • Clear interfaces with external stakeholders including assurance teams


£330 to £1200 per person per day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents


G-Cloud 11

Service ID

1 9 6 4 3 2 5 1 5 1 2 0 8 9 6



Graham Joyce



Planning service
How the planning service works
IMD’s Cost Governance service will provide our customer with tailored support to ensure their approach to cost management is consistent with their approach to delivering their project. Working closely with IMD's commercial procurement and systems engineering practice, we are able to provide our customer with complete confidence that their project is being implemented in the most cost effective manner. We will help to define a cost breakdown structure that aligns to our customer's internal organisation role and responsibilities; this will facilitate financial delegation and ensure all areas are covered and no double-accounting occurs. In the planning phase of the project it is also important to have a good understanding of how the whole project is operated and how it interfaces with the project assumptions and internal functions, such as project controls, risk management and commercial.
Planning service works with specific services


Training service provided
How the training service works
As part of the Cost Governance service we will provide knowledge and skills transfer from IMD's cost professionals to organisations, via one-to-one training, coaching, development and mentoring on all elements relating to Cost Governance. This will ensure that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by staff with key skills and knowledge being retained following the completion of the contract.
Training is tied to specific services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
How the setup or migration service works
IMD’s consultants work with our customer to help them to understand and develop their cost management requirements before and during migration. By supporting the customer to understand how best to deliver their cost management responsibilities, their projects will ensure all areas are accounted for. Combined with the cost estimating and modelling service, our customer can have complete confidence that the baselines are as accurate as possible, with sufficient risk provision, and the budgets for project controls are achievable.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
IMD’s Cost Governance service provides our customer's organisation with quality assurance on the accuracy of the forecasted costs associated with cloud services throughout the service lifespan.

We assess the intended scope of the service and independently assess the cost estimates provided by service providers to validate the accuracy of existing cost estimates for the delivery of the service at any point. Within the cost management service, we are also able to devise performance indicators based on service costs to assess how the service is performing against the intended, or desired standard.

Security testing

Security services

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service

Service scope

Service constraints
None specific to this service.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Support levels
For each engagement through GCloud 11, you will be provided with an IMD Account Manager who will be your central point of contact throughout the delivery of services. Where possible, we aim to provide you with an Account Manager who has experience operating within the relevant field associated with the engagement to coordinate the delivery of similar services.
In addition to the Account Manager, we endeavour to provide you with an additional layer of Account Support in the form of a secondary point of contact for each engagement. In this way, we mitigate the likelihood of having a single point of failure, and have mechanisms in place to maintain continuity of service.
Support will be provided remotely via email and phone for the most part, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices when needed. On site support can be offered during the working week where requests are made prior to proposals being submitted / individual call-off contracts agreed.
Your Account Management and Support resources are typically integrated into the delivery team and so costs are included within the proposal for each engagement.


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


£330 to £1200 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

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