Deutsche Bahn International GmbH, Frankfurt
London, Thursday 3rd April 2014
Dr Frank E Menter
APM Project Management Confe...
 Abu Dhabi: DB Int„l in JV with Etihad Rail (UAE) BTS Skytrain Bangkok (TH) 
New Frontiers | DIVERSIFY !
Q: What does „Diversity“ mean in Thai English?
A:
Same Same But Different !
A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects
Stakeholder Roles
Chief Strategist
Sponsor
Approver
Owner
Buyer
Advi...
A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects
Stakeholder Roles
Chief Strategist
Sponsor
Approver
Owner
Buyer
Advi...
 Budapest Metro 4 (HU)
A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects
Stakeholder Roles
Chief Strategist
Sponsor
Approver
Owner
Buyer
Advi...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
A typical “food chain“ in construction project
Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project
Chief Strate...
Same Same But Different !
 VAL Lille (FR) VAL Toulouse (SA) 
Simplistic classification scheme for stakeholders
Wisdom
(W)
Knowledge
(K)
Power
(P)
W P K …could apply to…
(but many more...
W P K
0 0 0 the working bee
 Migrant workers in Qatar (© BBC.co.uk)
W P K
0 0 0 the managers drawn like moths to the flame

Access to
MRTA Blue Line Subway
(Sukhumvit Station) and
BTS Sky T...

Metro 4 Budapest
(Móricz Zsigmond körtér Station)
© metro4.hu
W P K
0 1 0 the evil bureaucrat
W P K
0 0 1 the specialist back home
 Northeast Corridor, Connecticut (US)
W P K
0 0 1 the specialist “on location”
 Work camp in Gobi desert (MN)
 Berlin Central railway station (DE)
W P K
0 1 1 the aspiring Junior PM
1 0 0 the general public
W P K
0 1 1 the aspiring Junior PM
1 0 0 the general public
 Berlin Central railway station (DE)
W P K
1 0 1 the born leader

Angkor Wat Temple (KH) in the 1980„s
formerly part of the “killing fields“
nowadays major to...
W P K
1 1 0 the wise leader
 Qatar Rail Preview Hall Crew uniform samples 
Facility by DB International Train interior m...
W P K
1 1 0 the wise leader
 VIP waiting lounge interior design  Operations control centre mockup Branding & amenities 
American Transcontinental Railroad, 1869, Promontory, Utah Territory © Golden Spike National Monument
Riding the Rails to New Frontiers – From Projects in the Heart of a Megacity to Projects in the Middle of Nowhere
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Riding the Rails to New Frontiers – From Projects in the Heart of a Megacity to Projects in the Middle of Nowhere

  1. 1. Deutsche Bahn International GmbH, Frankfurt London, Thursday 3rd April 2014 Dr Frank E Menter APM Project Management Conference “New Frontiers” Riding the Rails to New Frontiers From Projects in the Heart of a Megacity to Projects in the Middle of Nowhere
  2. 2.  Abu Dhabi: DB Int„l in JV with Etihad Rail (UAE) BTS Skytrain Bangkok (TH) 
  3. 3. New Frontiers | DIVERSIFY ! Q: What does „Diversity“ mean in Thai English? A: Same Same But Different !
  4. 4. A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects Stakeholder Roles Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern
  5. 5. A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects Stakeholder Roles Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern
  6. 6.  Budapest Metro 4 (HU)
  7. 7. A typical “food chain“ in major construction projects Stakeholder Roles Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern
  8. 8. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  9. 9. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  10. 10. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  11. 11. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  12. 12. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  13. 13. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  14. 14. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  15. 15. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  16. 16. A typical “food chain“ in construction project Stakeholder Roles and an example from Makkah – Madinah project Chief Strategist Sponsor Approver Owner Buyer Advisor Seller Doer Designer Supervisor Worker Aide / Intern H.M. the King Ministry of Transport National Rail Commission Saudi Railways Organisation Al-Haramain High-Speed Project Consultant Contractor‟s consortium Project Managers Architects, civil & electrical engineers Foremen, site manager Construction firm Housekeeping, drivers, translators, …
  17. 17. Same Same But Different !
  18. 18.  VAL Lille (FR) VAL Toulouse (SA) 
  19. 19. Simplistic classification scheme for stakeholders Wisdom (W) Knowledge (K) Power (P) W P K …could apply to… (but many more possible!) 0 0 0 the working bee 0 0 1 the IT nerd 0 1 0 the evil bureaucrat 0 1 1 the aspiring junior Project Manager 1 0 0 the poor neighbour 1 0 1 the born leader 1 1 0 the wise boss 1 1 1 the …
  20. 20. W P K 0 0 0 the working bee  Migrant workers in Qatar (© BBC.co.uk)
  21. 21. W P K 0 0 0 the managers drawn like moths to the flame  Access to MRTA Blue Line Subway (Sukhumvit Station) and BTS Sky Train (Asok Station) Bangkok, Soi Cowboy © wikimedia.org (by Flickrmoomoobloo)
  22. 22.  Metro 4 Budapest (Móricz Zsigmond körtér Station) © metro4.hu W P K 0 1 0 the evil bureaucrat
  23. 23. W P K 0 0 1 the specialist back home  Northeast Corridor, Connecticut (US)
  24. 24. W P K 0 0 1 the specialist “on location”  Work camp in Gobi desert (MN)
  25. 25.  Berlin Central railway station (DE) W P K 0 1 1 the aspiring Junior PM 1 0 0 the general public
  26. 26. W P K 0 1 1 the aspiring Junior PM 1 0 0 the general public  Berlin Central railway station (DE)
  27. 27. W P K 1 0 1 the born leader  Angkor Wat Temple (KH) in the 1980„s formerly part of the “killing fields“ nowadays major tourist attraction © coffoot.com
  28. 28. W P K 1 1 0 the wise leader  Qatar Rail Preview Hall Crew uniform samples  Facility by DB International Train interior mockup 
  29. 29. W P K 1 1 0 the wise leader  VIP waiting lounge interior design  Operations control centre mockup Branding & amenities 
  30. 30. American Transcontinental Railroad, 1869, Promontory, Utah Territory © Golden Spike National Monument

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