We deliver domain leading analysis and approvals knowledge, skills and experience to support clients or take full responsibility for the delivery of outcomes. Our knowledge, skills and experience provide leadership and resource support – enabling our customers to make more timely and informed decisions.
We apply a range of industry recognised methods to generate and evaluate cost, time, performance and risk data, to enable the selection of the most beneficial course of action.
Business case & approvals support
- Produce a benefits led, evidence based business case to secure approvals for implementation of enterprise change
- Provides robust, holistic evidence (strategic, technical, financial, commercial, economic and management) in support of business cases
- Uses model based analysis, including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA); whole-life costing (WLC); cost benefit analysis (CBA); combined operational effectiveness and investment appraisal (COEIA)
- Facilitation and requirements definition via workshops and stakeholder engagement to ensure buy in and shape projects
- Generate and analyse options for new and/or modified system/services, providing robust and holistic evidence to justify option down-select
- Generates and assesses cost, time, performance and risk data – identifying cost drivers and potential savings
- Provides robust evidence in support of business cases (including JSP655)
- Development of concept of analysis (COA), combined operational effectiveness and investment appraisal (COEIA) and operational analysis supporting paper (OASP)
- Supports investment appraisal, balance of investment and VfM decisions
- Development of modelling tools using R, Python, VBA, Excel, Simul8 etc to support evidence based decision making
Acquisition & procurement support
- Generate Invitation to Tender/Negotiation (ITT/N) documentation
- Develops full output based specification from justified, validated, de-conflicted and traceable requirements
- Generates robust evaluation criteria and evidenced and auditable decision log
- Undertake thorough, objective and independent evaluation of supplier and tender responses
- Conduct supplier negotiations
- Provide embedded support to hold supplier to account
As part of this programme, tpgroup have been tasked with building the OA plan and generating all supporting evidence designed to answer the SRO Master Question List.
This has included the construction of Use Cases for the MDIS capability, a roadmap of autonomy programmes across the FLCs that could be ‘MDIS compliant’, an understanding of the threat environment in the 2030 epoch to understand the hurdles MDIS is attempting to overcome, and most recently tabletop exercises to test the hypotheses around MDIS use within the expected use case vignettes.
tpgroup are also supporting the P3M, regulatory, experimentation, and systems engineering workstreams as part of a holistic offering. Future work under OA will include, wargaming, constructive modelling, DLOD analysis, gap analysis and exploitation planning.
To do this tpgroup developed an Excel-based Operational Effectiveness model to compare a range of performance metrics for UAVs and UGVs against the current baseline capability. The model tracked consumption of water, rations and various ammunition natures at the Company level, and triggered and fulfilled deliberate and emergency resupply events based upon breaching input tripwire levels.
This generated the platform numbers required to successfully match or exceed the existing baseline, and measured outputs including personnel involvement in resupply, time within a threat area and time spent above a minimum acceptable holding level for all resupply natures.
These outputs were then used in the cost analysis to scale platform numbers up to the full Lt-BCT and to subsequently ascertain pan-DLOD WLCs to equip the Lt-BCT with full fleets of each of the autonomous platforms considered. All results fed into an initial OASP to improve the understanding of the capability to Dstl and Army HQ capability managers, and inform the future Approvals approach and trials and experimentation planning.
We developed a Scrutiny endorsed CoA comprising a wide range of analysis techniques (workshops, wargaming, mathematics, research, cost and demand/capacity modelling) to analyse the threat, deliverability, technology maturity, DLoD impact, operational effectiveness, Whole Life Cost (WLC) and OCFs associated with space ecosystems in the 2028 to 2040 timeframe. These ecosystems included MEO, LEO systems and innovations within the commercial sector.
We presented the analysis to an ORB with stakeholders from across FLCs, Main Building and D Scrutiny, gaining endorsement of the conclusions and recommendations.
Similar CoAs were developed for the NGLT, NGMT and FPM parts of SK6 and the analysis suite developed on EC was re-used to assess the cost effectiveness of future terminal options.
As part of this work we have been asked to perform literature searches in the fields of:
• Telexistence for Medical Applications
• Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Cognitive Enhancement
• Generation After Next Wearable Technology
• Exoskeletons for Performance Enhancement
• Neuroadaptive Systems
Following the literature searches, we will be generating roadmaps detailing metrics such as: timelines, benefits, trade-offs, costs, TRL and application to Defence.