4OC Ltd

Project and Programme Planning

We have substantial experience covering a wide range of project types including business transformation, infrastructure build, Systems and systems integrations and organisational change. Our methods, including resources and support, ensure an accurate, timely and informed plan representing activities, product, milestones, resources, costs and risk.


  • Co-Design, Design Principles, Solutions, Target Operating Model, Roadmap, Plan
  • Key Stakeholder Mapping, Engagement and Communication Strategy/Plan, Decision Making
  • Knowledge Transfer, Capacity/Capability Building, Upskilling
  • Root cause analysis, Problem solving, Vision for change, Future-proofed TOM
  • Agree Project, Aims, Objectives, Outputs, Success Criteria and Measures
  • Development and configuration of Project Plans
  • Comprehensive plans that support Project Managers
  • Structured plans that support PMO reporting
  • Fixed price approach to development and delivery
  • Experienced Programme Office professionals


  • Universal Buy In, Embedded Change, Increased Adoption, Sustain Benefits Realisation
  • Informed Timely Decision Making, Transparency of Responsibilities, Progress Against Plan
  • Reusable Methodologies Tools Technics Templates, Competent Change Delivery Agents
  • Clear Articulation of the case for change, Enables Solution Design
  • Consistent understanding of Project Deliverables and Value Add Activities
  • Defined Documented Process, Refined Operating Model, Realisable Cashable Benefits
  • Experience of large public and private sector projects
  • Outputs are straightforward to manage
  • Dedicated programme/project team that understand problems, relevant solution development
  • Right first time reduces rework


£350 to £1200 per person per day

Service documents

G-Cloud 10


4OC Ltd

James Curran

020 3965 3948



Planning service Yes
How the planning service works During the Mobilisation stage of all engagements, we agree the outputs to be delivered. Our co-design method ensures our clients are included in the production of deliverables to maintain business ownership of the change. This consistently results in a better buy-in from all those engaged, ensures ‘no surprises’ and delivers a high-quality output from the business analysis, solution and system design.

To ensure the quality of outputs, we developed an approach to deliver agreed outcomes utilising a flexible but rigorously managed programme methodology, the Programme Management Project Review (PMPR) process. PMPR is a practical fortnightly project review process (equally applicable to work-packages) with the project team focused on progress, risk and quality. It provides control via a structured process and utilising easy to use toolkits.

If agreed, the PMPR processes and toolset will be used to manage work-packages, including:

♣ Work-package Progress – output production and milestone management
♣ Risks/Issues
♣ Financial information (including Resources)
♣ Baseline budget – agreed with Project Manager at outset.

We will drive continuous communication to ensure that all parties are informed of progress, risks/issues throughout the implementation. We also agree, review and refine our communications approach with the Project Team during the Mobilisation stage.
Planning service works with specific services No


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works We provide training support and delivery for cloud software and hosting services. We have extensive experience of developing training approaches that are tailored to suit business need and centred around how staff use systems rather than simply providing functional training. This ensures much greater engagement and an effective learning experience.

We always recommend that a Training Needs Analysis is conducted (scalable to the project), as it is essential to any delivery to fully ensure that training delivery will fulfil the needs of individual learning needs, considering skill levels and potential barriers to learning, as well as the overall business aims.

We use a variety of training materials, manuals, how to guides, quick reference guides, and delivery styles, such as classroom, on the job, one to one, online e-learning and blended learning approaches, to achieve a successful outcome.
Training is tied to specific services No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works Our comprehensive systems and service transition planning and management methodology, 4Sight, ensures that everyone is confident that deadlines and targets can be met and every individual and organisation understands their role in achieving them. We typically begin an engagement, using our 4Sight transition methodology, to structure, validate and analyse the approach across affected services.

Some of the key areas that we cover using our approach include: Re-design of Business Process/Customer Journeys; System and reporting requirements; Transition plans with key milestones/decisions; Project Governance and Performance Management framework.

We apply the 4Sight methodology principles to implement a programme structure that supports an organisation shifting systems or services online or transitioning to alternative cloud solutions.

We understand the need to deliver change in a controlled, measurable manner. We prioritise criteria with the client and undertake an Impact Assessment for each business team being transitioned. Underpinning this, we develop a change approach and implementation plan, drawing upon lessons learned of previous change programmes to ensure an approach to successfully deploying and embedding change was achieved.

Where issues are identified, the team will develop and implement effective mitigations and provide comprehensive measures to ensure senior managers have a live and accurate representation of progress.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works We work with clients to clearly articulate and document the objectives and scope of testing to ensure that there is absolute clarity of understanding and deliverables. Once determined, we would apply our 5-stage approach to testing, covering the following areas:

♣ Unit testing
♣ System Testing
♣ Model Office Testing
♣ User Acceptance Testing
♣ Production Testing.

In all stages, test scenarios will be developed that document the business processes affected and how users will use the applications provided. Test scripts will be produced to ensure that appropriate test coverage is documented and that each business requirement is thoroughly tested. Any defects are recorded and classified in terms of severity and priority and are determined from the point of view of business efficiency and effectiveness.

At each stage, there are a series of quality criteria that must be passed before moving into the next stage. This provides buyers with evidenced based decisions about whether to proceed and provides structured and control in quality assurance and performance testing.

This is underpinned by a jointly agreed test schedule and clear roles and responsibilities to ensure all involved are aware of their role in testing and that there is no confusion.

Security testing

Security testing
Security services No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service No

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints No

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels We provide ongoing support to the client as part of all of our Cloud Support Services.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)


Price £350 to £1200 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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