For the 375th anniversary of its founding in 2017, the City of Montreal is planning to create a pedestrian route between Mont Royal Park and the St. Lawrence River. Various schemes are being considered to give the route a specific signature: redevelopment of public spaces, greening initiatives, replacement and addition of street furniture, customised signage, etc. Given the tight schedule and the number of stakeholders involved, the project’s two key issues are the work schedule and the magement of expectations.

Before initiating the implementation phase of the project, the City of Montreal mandated COSIME to identify the project’s operational management risks and to develop a high-level plan to address these risks.

COSIME identified a series of risks from which three groups of measures were recommended to reach project goals. These recommendations concerned the structure of governance, planning and financing.