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The Shrivenham MOD/Industry Workshops

The annual Shrivenham workshops provide a unique and confidential forum for senior influencers and decision makers from across UK defence to discuss and debate some of the key challenges facing the UK's defence community.

The workshops comprise both plenary and facilitated syndicate sessions, to allow in-depth discussion of both the challenges and, importantly, the actions to help address them. The workshop outputs are subsequently used to recommend positive and practical actions to address the key issues.

Attended by over 80 senior defence leaders and decision makers from across industry, the UK Ministry of Defence and the Front Line Commands, Shrivenham 9 (the 2016 workshop)  provided the opportunity for discussion, debate and proposed action for Implementing the changes required by SDSR 2015 and focused on three key areas:

  • Prosperity 
  • Innovation
  • Productivity. 

PA Consulting Group, the UK MOD, Northrop Grumman and Serco worked together to design and facilitate the workshops including initial scope; shaping the agenda; structuring the workshops to ensure high quality debate and outcomes; producing outputs; and managing actions. From 2005 to 2014, PA and the MOD worked with BAE Systems to design and facilitate the workshop. 

Shrivenham 9 report 2015

Implementing the changes required by SDSR 2015

View report

Previous Shrivenham MOD/industry workshops include:

2014 – Achieving greater value for the Armed Forces and Defence. View report

2013 – Making the new operating models for Military Capability development work. View report

2011 – defence transformation, and the challenges and opportunities it presents to both the MOD and industry. View reportand view the report update.

2010 – SDSR acquisition reform, the vision for 20ok14 and helping to define the implications, next steps and targets for the reform process. View report.

2009 – how to best embed and deliver TLCM in practice, and in particular, how industry can best support TLCM processes and ways of working. View report.

2008 – progress to date in the Defence Acquisition Change Programme (DACP) and the challenges to both the MOD and industry in delivering acquisition change. View report.

2007 – building momentum for the MOD and industry’s approach to improving defence acquisition and focussed on TLCM design. View report.

2005 – preparing the ground for many of the changes in defence acquisition such as Pathfinders, Defence Industrial Strategy and the formation of DE&S.

To find out more about the Defence Acquisition Workshops, please contact us now.

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