In the emerging information age and with constant media coverage, Government projects are subject to a much deeper level of public scrutiny than ever before. 

Consequently, Government and Industry are continuously seeking to employ innovative thinking and approaches to maximising and demonstrating value for money, capability improvement or sustainment in the context of emergent requirements and threats. Further, there is increasing pressure to understand inefficiencies and to cut waste, without reducing output.

Arke has developed various analysis techniques to assist in the generation of robust evidence, to provide insights into inefficiencies, and to enable continual learning from experience. These include:

  • The analysis of historical support costs to provide a structured Learning from Experience (LFE) framework. This provides information, grouped into categories, that enables the understanding of how support costs can be better controlled (equipment reliability, robustness of requirements, safe contracting mechanisms and periods) through the articulation of risk magnitudes and timings
  • Tools and techniques for critical resource planning and allocation, linking the cost of a programme with the schedule, and using critical path analysis to identify high priority areas for investment
  • The importance of early investment in Human Factors Integration activity as a core part of the systems engineering process within acquisition
  • The generation of a Life Cycle Costing methodology for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, forming the basis of an International Standard (ISO15663 – Petroleum and natural gas industries – Life-cycle costing)
  • Novel approaches to assessing networked Cyber Risk to aid cost effective investment in mitigation activities