GNI Case study

Gas Networks Ireland Enhance Project Portfolio Analysis

Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,617km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern gas networks in the world. Over 710,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide affordable and reliable energy to meet their energy needs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and over 50% of the country’s electricity generation. By replacing natural gas with renewable gases and complementing intermittent renewable electricity, Gas Networks Ireland are supporting Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.

The Challenge:
Gas Networks Ireland needed to improve their portfolio selection capabilities, including supporting its requirements for identifying and optimising the selection of projects in line with available funding and resources. Gas Networks Ireland had a project management tool in place from a 3rd party vendor but it did not adequately meet their requirements around portfolio analysis. Having worked on Business Resourcing, Advisory, and Software Development projects for over 10 years, Gas Networks Ireland turned to Aspira for advice.

The Solution:
Aspira embarked on a Discovery process including;

  • Understanding the Process
  • Current Processes
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Requirements Review
  • PPM Tool Selection

GNI selected Aspira to implement Microsoft Project online using their APEX project management methodology. Aspira provided a fully project-managed end-to-end development effort, including design, development, configuration, testing, and deployment as well as training and communications. Taking 6 months from start to finish, Microsoft Project Online resolved Gas Network Ireland’s main challenge which was to outline resource scenarios over a five-year period and identify the availability and capacity of different resource types. The solution allowed them to capture resource requirements on a project-by-project basis and perform analysis on these projects over a 5-year planning horizon and perform ‘what if’ scenarios for additional resources or start date modification for projects. Read the full case study HERE.

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Deirdre Lysaght - Head of Marketing

Deirdre Lysaght - Head of Marketing

Deirdre Lysaght is Head of Marketing at Aspira. With a professional background in Digital Marketing, Deirdre develops strategies and tactics to boost the company’s reputation and drive qualified traffic. Deploying successful marketing campaigns from ideation to execution while building and maintaining a strong and consistent brand through a wide range of online marketing channels.

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