Introducing Carollo CAMP®, an innovative approach to effective and efficient project implementation and execution. Contact your local Carollo representative or call us at (800) 523-5826, and we'll have one of our CAMP® counselors explain how to get started.
Carollo CAMP® (Concentrated Accelerated Motivated Problem-Solving) is a novel new process developed by Carollo Engineers to improve project delivery for our clients. The process was originally developed internally to facilitate execution of fast track alternative delivery projects such as design-build. But, the benefits of the process were so compelling that we began implementing the technique on traditional design-bid-build projects. Our clients that used the process were so satisfied with the results that we developed the process into a universal service offering.
CAMP® is a technique to optimize stakeholder participation, make decisions, solidify process criteria, and critically evaluate the design. It is a structured, repeatable process that yields results. Through a facilitated approach, the combined experiences of key personnel from the client organization, Carollo, and other specialists are leveraged over a short, concentrated effort to accelerate project development. When decades of experience are leveraged together in an organized fashion, the quality and speed of decision-making are dramatically enhanced. A typical CAMP® takes approximately 5 days, but results in advancing a project from 5% complete to nearly 30% complete.
CAMP® is NOT a “traditional” meeting or a workshop, but rather a process where WORK gets done and decisions get made.
CAMP® is a rigorous approach. Each step has been tested and demonstrated in the real world on actual projects. But CAMP® is not entirely empirical either. The process employs structured, decision-making modeling to validate the outcomes. It is the combination of the right expertise, brought together at the right time, with the right preparation, and the right decision making tools that make CAMP® unique.
In our busy world of voice mails, e-mails, and instant messaging, the CAMP® process allows individuals best-suited to making decisions, interpreting data, and influencing the design to collaborate in an unhurried, uninterrupted, yet structured format. The result is progress beyond typical expectations. For even though we slow down and carefully analyze data and information, the quality of decisions improves. When better decisions are made up front, the design team understands exactly what to do, and the amount of redesign and rework is dramatically reduced.
Timely, effective communication is a key element to project success. Identifying and understanding stakeholder issues is critical, yet traditional design approaches often overlook stakeholder input or obtain this information after it can influence the design. This can lead to rework and redesign, increasing both cost and schedule. CAMP® seeks to eliminate this problem by engaging the right people to provide the right input at a time when their ideas can be incorporated into the design. Decisions stick and stakeholders are happy. Here are some additional reasons to take your project to CAMP®:
- To kick-start a stagnated project
- To reduce project schedule
- To minimize reworking
- To improve design
- To leverage resources
- To enhance coordination & communication
- To improve stakeholder input and buy in
- To improve decision documentation
For maximum benefit, the CAMP® should be implemented as a project kick-off mechanism, but the process can be incorporated at any stage in an active project. The CAMP® process can also substitute for conventional value engineering (VE) processes. And if a project is behind schedule or veering off line, CAMP® can bring the process back on track.
Any project is a potential candidate for the CAMP® process. Strong candidates include projects where schedule, cost structure, alternative delivery, and other strategic considerations might warrant CAMP®ing. For example:
- Simple/Single Element Designs
Carollo has a list of resources that bring the CAMP® process to life. These include:
- A complete CAMP® guidebook
- CAMP® Overview Memorandum
- A reference guide to help determine whether your project is a good candidate for the CAMP® process
- Pre-CAMP® Activities and Tasks Checklist
- “Sample” Detailed Typical CAMP® Activity Schedule (for a typical 5-day CAMP®)
- Detailed Checklists for target decisions, and deliverable goals
- CAMP® Gear, Templates & Procedures
Contact your local Carollo representative or call us at (800) 523-5826 and we'll have one of our CAMP® counselors explain how to get started.