DUBAI, 29th July, 2018 (WAM) — The Project Management Institute, PMI, has commended the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, for its commitment to implementing best project management practices throughout its operations.
The PMI has published a case study on the success of DEWA in increasing efficiencies by putting in place streamlined project and portfolio management standards and processes.
This has resulted in increasing efficiencies, enhancing innovations, reducing risks, cutting costs, and improving productivity, in line with DEWA’s commitment to providing a robust and sustainable infrastructure for the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity and water in Dubai.
The PMI noted that DEWA has kept pace with Dubai’s growth as a leading hub of business activity in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The unprecedented growth was a challenge for DEWA to meet the increasing demand for electricity and water services in the emirate.
The case study, the only study related to a utility, underlines DEWA’s efforts in implementing project management practices. DEWA established a dedicated team to update portfolio and project management standards, as well as SAP software for asset control, process control, and risk management.
“In accordance with the vision and directives of our wise leadership, we adopt the highest standards of efficiency and reliability in managing all DEWA’s projects and operations to achieve its strategic objectives. This is done by implementing the latest technologies and solutions in all operations to support Dubai’s smart transformation and improve performance. DEWA’s plans are periodically updated, according to the data and anticipation of future demand and consumption, and in line with the comprehensive development plans set by the government of Dubai.
“It is also based on data and information from developers and the business sector, and population growth. The SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Module provides a unified platform and improves the efficiency for data collection, consolidation, and reporting. It also ensures accuracy and provides strong support for decision making. The module increases visibility of financial data and performance metrics, accelerates processes and frees up resources for in-depth review and analysis. Its role is based on access to forms, business process flows, and reports to authorised users. It streamlines budgeting processes and accelerates closing accounts, to ensure meeting finance requirements, and controlling standards,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.