Our due diligence standards are based on the latest Open Quality Standards Initiative recommendations OQSI:1 (2017)). These were developed specifically to define best practice in project and process cycle management. The number of due diligence steps and associated procedures in project design, monitoring and decision-making are listed below:
  • Gaps & need analysis

  • Constraints analysis:

    • Economic issues
    • Factor markets
    • Produce & service markets
    • Logistics
    • Environmental issues
    • Ecosystems
    • Key location coordinates
    • Key location distances
    • Other Location factors

  • Procedural & project level constraints:

    • Eligibility
    • Legal & regulatory
    • Required administrative procedure cycles
    • Financial criteria & budget
    • Other relevant projects/initiatives

  • Cross-cutting issues (xci):

    • Wellbeing
    • Sustainable environment
    • Climate change & disasters
    • Governance of xci

      • Initial assessment and conclusions

        • Target value chain models
        • Prioritization of feasible options
        • Identification of feasible solutions
        • Identification of resource requirements
        • Initial baseline project structure
        • Upstream value chain components  
        • Downstream value chain components



  • Detailed output & input qualitative and quantitative specifications:
    • Output specifications
    • Input specifications for:
      • Personnel
      • Equipment, tools, energy & services
      • Information, materials
      • Land and work areas:

    • Output: Adjusted baseline project design
  • Optimization of the adjusted baseline design:

  • Throughput quantity
  • Throughput quality
  • Costs
  • Timing
  • Risks

  • Final output: Optimised project design, plan, resource assignments, Gantt Chart, and data base of Logical Process Options (LPOs).
    LPOs provide real time decision support in response to change occuring during project execution poviding optimised courses of action.