Case Studies

£10bn Consumer Health business creation

Managing data disposition within a complex separation programme

The challenge

The programme to separate this business from the parent company included a workstream to manage data disposition, with an immediate need to deliver the detailed design, requirements capture and data discovery for Structured, Unstructured and Physical data as well as the design for the Long Term Access Agreement. The end goal was to transition this project to a team managed by the Client’s internal lead in this area, with the initial work leveraging expertise and experience from elsewhere to shape the plan.

How Anubian helped

Key was the production of an overarching plan consolidated delivery plan (level 3 — 4), drawing together and consolidating the respective sub-workstream plans. Alongside this was the requirement to set up and initiate suitable Design Authority Governance processes, roles and meetings, involving the related business units. One to one review and guidance to the functional and technical data disposition leads was also needed, with regular programme reports to the Client’s PMO. In support of this was a general PMO function, integrated with other parties, with the new Client led team, and with the Client central PMO, and ultimately the smooth supported transition to the Client led team to continue the project.



Anubian deployed a senior programme lead, able to operate at a high architectural level and strong at stakeholder engagement, to help shape the project. This individual often had to deputise for the Client lead, representing the project to senior stakeholders and inspiring confidence in the approach. A highly capable PMO helped ensure that activities worked smoothly and that the multiple third parties were able to collaborate effectively, including in particular support for the newly deployed Client led team that had been appointed.


He (the programme lead) has clearly operated at this high level and thinks strategically about how we will land this critical part of the programme safely – that’s often a useful challenge to have for us”