You can always see what you have previously selected together with the client model suggestions so far. You can stop at any time. Finally you will be shown suggestions that are ranked in importance after you have prioritised one driver. They show the top two, if available based on the selections, and then other lesser possibilities that might have been flagged.
Super light client model
All functions that can be outsourced are outsourced. Often seen in developing world location.
Typical drivers: Time constraints, low in-house capability/immature client, pressures of investors (often international).
Light client model
The client retains a greater degree of control than in super light models but the client-side resource base remains very low.
Typical drivers: Time constraints, low-moderate in-house capability.
Agile client model
Outsourcing is employed to bring in experienced partners. There is however also significant insourcing to supplement client capabilities. As a result agile models feature more client-side resources and a much higher degree of client control of key delivery functions than in the light client models.
Typical drivers: Programmes with wide or varying demand for client capability, prioritisation of control of key outcomes, access to deep international supply chains, very long duration.
Expert client model
Clients retain control of many delivery functions, including full management of the programme or project. Only the construction delivery function is fully outsourced and even parts of this may be retained.
Typical drivers: Cost-certainty, new technology risk.
Expert programme client model
Like expert project clients these organisations retain expertise across all or most delivery functions and are also more likely to retain some operation and maintenance functions.
Typical drivers: Cost-certainty, changing regulatory demands, control over customer outcomes, rolling programme of projects rather than one-offs.