• If there is an interesting comparison when examining the capacity for project implementation, it is the F1 Grand Prix. It is concentrated into a very short time, full of accidents, competition and capricious weather, and the demonstration of any professional expertise is subject to the ultimate act of a driver of mechanic. How, at this point, can the team boss control this uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity?
 
  • During our investigation of implementation excellence you often refer to motor sport and different cultures that together enable excellence in real time: the German importance of preparation and the Italian tactical sense based, primarily, on situation analysis and response capacity.
 
  • See our record on implementation excellence and take part in the joint reflection that we are spearheading with our key customers on this major issue of project success.
 

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  • Driven by the advent of the principles of total quality, process has become the height of maturity of a collective operation, ensuring repeated performance and continuous improvement. Defined in this way, it applies to everything, including projects. But is the approach really applied to projects? And are the total quality principles really applied to projects?
 
  • Methods have flourished in business, but our survey on implementation excellence reveals that while applying them improves performance, they impact against the glass ceiling of implementation: what makes the difference between a well-run project and a project that reaches or exceeds its goals? A further consideration: while measurement is key to continuous improvement, another pillar of total quality, project performance measurement, often confused with punctuality, is strangely underdeveloped.
 
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  • The final yard is where you win the race. Until then taking part may seem like the important thing. This is the case with project management. But implementation is going the final yard. It is the separation of the potential from what is real. What do you think you are missing to go the final yard?
  • Our study into the excellence of implementation has revealed, despite a shared consensus of partial success of each project, despite a few initial shared keywords - customer satisfaction, value creation - that most companies do not have a clear vision, shared between professions, of what really makes the difference between simply managing and implementing.
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The Hydroptère crossed the finish line! 

 

 

Aloha, 

After 12 days the Hydroptère reached Honolulu, this Friday 3rd of July.

Leaving Los Angeles on Monday 22 June, the Hydroptère arrived in Honolulu after the crossing of more than 2215 nautical miles (4102 kilometres). 

The Hydroptère becomes the first flying trimaran with hydrofoils to cross an ocean. This historical moment paves the way for the development of sailboats with hydrofoils. Formely limited to high performances on a flat sea -  like the America's Cup ships - the sailboats with hydrofoils are now going to fly offshore.

Transpacific record was not beaten. The nowind conditions during the crossing did not allow the triamaran to reach its cruising high speeds. "The crossing should have been a lot shorter but, after the second day, we were forced to make a major detour at the South to avoid a large patch of marine debris. Without the detour, our boat could break. But we clocked up some top speeds of 35 knots during the first days. It was obviously frustrating but we had to make a choice" said Alain Thébault.

 

The Hydroptère have come a very long way towards Hawaii.

 

Since the crossing start line at 21:27:02 UTC on June 22, the crew faced 2-3 metres swells and no-wind conditions.

The record will be difficult to beat but the journey continues!

Expected time of arrival​: Sunday or Monday morning. 

 

The current record of the Pacific crossing is held by Olivier de Kersauson. The French skipper managed in November 2005 to connect California to Hawaii in 4 days, 19 hours and 31 minutes with the maxi-trimaran Geronimo (30 metres). 

 

 

 

20 years ago, the Hydroptère flew for the first time...

 

After breaking the mythical 50-knots barrier in 2009, Alain Thébault and Jacques Vincent, alongside 4 Americans colleagues, cast off the moorning on June 22 to connect Los Angeles to Hawaii. 

But the history of the Hydroptère began over 20 years ago.

The 1st of October 1994, Eric Tabarly, Jean Le Cam and Alain Thébault made the Hydroptère fly for the first time.

Since 1970, Eric Tabarly imagined and designed a trimaran with hydrofoils but the materials of the time did not allow its full-scale technical implementation. 

A dream come true today thanks to an extraordinary practical intelligence to cope with many unforeseen events and tackle many human, technical and financial challenges.

 

©PHILIP PLISSON

 

Watch the last video of Alain Thébault! 

On the agenda: a flying boat, a message "use clean energy" and a possible meeting in Hawaii with Solar Impulse, the solar powered aircraft, of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. 

 

 

 

 

Aloha! 

Jay, Jack, Will, Joe, Don and Alain Thébault, 6 Smart Implementors inside a 2 square metres hull, that is called team spirit! 

The most beautiful implementation stories are made by men and women sharing strong values: pragmatism, responsibility, performance and team spirit. We don't want to enhance individual achievements, but we do want to distinguish collective adventures that echo our entrepreneurial culture. 

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©Alain Thébault

 

 

The Hydroptère is ready to cross! 


"Decision is made, we are going to cross!" said Alain Thébault

 

 

Despite non optimum weather conditions, with a beam swell of 2-3 metres during the first day, downwind conditions and, as a consequence a longer distance between LA and Hawaii, Alain Thébault remains confident: "the last forecasts are right and with the Moon, we will have a greater visibility at night when we will pass next to the Pacific Garbage Patch, a gyre of marine debris particles larger than Texas.

 

And the reste is history...
The current record of the Pacific crossing is held by Olivier de Kersauson. The French skipper managed in November 2005 to connect California to Hawaii in 4 days, 19 hours et 31 minutes with the maxi-trimaran Geronimo (30 metres). 

 

Using the wind, they will follow  the Ouest route to implement a new world record!

Implement Smartly !

 

 

©Alain Thébault

 

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