Case Study

The project process evolves with a digital learning pathway

ARE Case Study

ARE is a Finnish family-owned company with more than 100 years’ experience in technical building services. The company provides solutions and services for the full life cycle of properties, from the initial construction phase and maintenance to modernisation and renovation. ARE operates in three countries and has a total of 3.300 employees in Finland and Sweden.


Implementing the reformed project management process

ARE had identified the need to update and standardize its project management process so that in the future, certain specifically defined critical project areas would be implemented in an aligned manner across all ARE projects. The aim is to ensure that all staff working on ARE projects are familiar with the operational process and the associated responsibilities, practices, tools and guidelines.


The Intelligent Project Management learning pathway


Together with ARE key persons, Intolead conceptualised the classroom-style training as an effective online training package, with monthly training sessions split into their own modules. The 10 modules of the training cover the entire project lifecycle from tender to implementation, handover and post-project evaluation.

The training modules are delivered as straightforward and practical online courses using case-based learning. Learning objectives are supported by interactive course exercises and illustrative videos. It takes approximately one hour to complete one course module by self-study. In addition, learners will take a separate final exam.


An efficient and flexible learning pathway to support the development of project skills


ARE’s Intelligent Project Management learning path provides an inspiring and effective interactive handbook for both induction of new staff and for the maintenance and continuous development of the skills of those working on projects.

The online courses have been well received by users, perceived as fresh and inspiring.

The training modules can be used in a variety of ways: they can be completed entirely on your own or even together with a team. In the future, language versions of the training modules can also be developed.

“The cooperation with Intolead has been efficient and fruitful: the result is content that looks like ARE, is of high quality pedagogically and visually, and works perfectly both as self-study material and as support for live training sessions”


Katja Pekkanen,
Director, PMO,