The Functional Program is basically a critical thinking exercise conducted to identify the major planning criteria for a construction (or facility) project. A successful Functional Program becomes the "Roadmap to Success" throughout the entire process. As a result, outcomes are driven by and "owned" by key stakeholders within the Organization. Owners count on Northstar's professional guidance to successfully lead them through the Functional Program Process.

Functional Program Goals and Objectives:

  • Provide accurate and reliable project information early in the process
  • Ensure holistic planning of facility solutions
  • Engage all key stakeholders
  • Allow for good decision-making with a long-term view
  • Clearly define the rationale for new facility
  • Bring focus to the patient experience while optimizing process efficiencies and utilization of the facility

Functional Program Key Components:

  • Project vision, guiding principles, and objectives
  • Patient experience and transformation process
  • Projected future volumes and business plan
  • Key project assumptions and decisions
  • Recommended facility solutions
  • Steps for implementation