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The cluster group experience

Project 73; Thames/ Morrison partnering

While supporting the idea of cluster groups, the partnership does not feel it has yet got much out of membership of the West London group. Four weaknesses are perceived:

That demonstration project teams tend to publicise their solutions but not their problems. Ford singles out London Underground's Circle Line project - Demonstration Project Number 29.

'They had exactly the same kind of generic problems as we have - how do you serve customers when you're carrying out a major piece of infrastructure work. I am not saying we could have solved their problems, but we have faced similar challenges'.

That the different project time scales make continuity of learning difficult.

That the cluster groups are 'geographically constrained' and therefore too insular. They might be better 'market, project or client aligned' for some projects.

That it is very difficult to get all the right people in the right place at the same time.

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