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Research and Develop-ment

Controlled Projects Ltd. runs a full time R&D programme, this is our own in-house problem solving team. As Controlled Projects Ltd. grew we identified various bleeding edge technologies that needed optimising to progress our own projects. We undertake our own R&D in the fields of software and computing. Commercially we solve problems in project, risk and supply chain managment.

Taking best practices from around the world we created our own R&D programme and improved it so we can reuse the practices amongst our teams. The methodology is simply 5 steps: understand (research), question, design, prototype. The fifth step is releasing the solved code into the mainstream tool set for our teams to use.

The highlight of this is the open source platform, UGP-Framework, that will power applications for the future.


Software in Construction
One of our tools <workflows> manages over £5 billion in contracts across the construction industry. We make complex things simple and provide organisations with governance and reusable processes so their organisational maturity can improve.

Software in the supply chain, performance management
We specialise in supply chain performance and getting the best out of your suppliers, whilst allowing your suppliers to communicate with you. Full 360 evaluation and total visibility is what we deliver through our performance tool.

Software in Risk
With our specialist knowledge in project management and risk management, it wasn't long before we licensed out our <RiskFlows> software for businesses to use. We have used this for years internally and like our other tools felt it was worth opening up to the community.

UPG powering tomorrow
Our internal project over the years has been to build a platform for the future; a platform for resilient programming (& programmes) that utilizes fast turn around, self checking and *some* self coding!
A fast system designed for critical operations that could be in low bandwidth conditions, this is the UPG-Framework and we are opening this up to the development community through open source.

Tools for best practice
In creating bespoke products for our clients we have had to internally develop various tools in order to achieve some of their goals. We have used these so successfully our clients often asked us how we did it, so we decided to open these up to the community to let companies share our success.
These can be found in GitHub and a wider audience is shortly being invited to use these tools.