Value Engineering; Analysis and Methodology Series (Cost Engineering Series, Vol. 30)

Value Engineering; Analysis and Methodology Series (Cost Engineering Series, Vol. 30)

by Del Younker, Younker Younker
     
 

ISBN-10: 082470696X

ISBN-13: 9780824706968

Pub. Date: 05/14/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This invaluable reference teaches effective and practical techniques to improve the overall performance and outcome of design projects in various industries. Value Engineering highlights the application of value methodology to streamline current day operations, strategic planning in company or business segments, and everyday business decisions in the private sector

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Overview

This invaluable reference teaches effective and practical techniques to improve the overall performance and outcome of design projects in various industries. Value Engineering highlights the application of value methodology to streamline current day operations, strategic planning in company or business segments, and everyday business decisions in the private sector. The book shows how to maximize budgets, reduce life cycle costs, improve project understanding, and create better working relationships. It explains how to gather information for the creation, evaluation, development, and presentation of new project ideas and shows how to design an appropriate task agenda and timeline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824706968
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/2003
Series:
Cost Engineering Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction to the Value Methodology
1Managing Value Objectives Using the Value Methodology1
2Discovering the Certification Process10
3Cost Overrun Trends13
4Meeting Project Value Objectives15
5Users of Managing Value Objectives20
6Value Objectives Methodology22
7Improving Value31
8Value Project Analysis Criteria37
9Pre-Study Work Plan47
10The Job Plan52
11Team Make Up66
12A Sample "Live" MVO Study68
13MVO Study Examples88
14Phase 1: Information Gathering Procedures128
15Phase 2: Creative Brainstorming132
16People Skills During the MVO Study134
17Making Effective Presentations147
18Managing Conflicts149
19Phase 3: Evaluation Techniques153
20Phase 4: Development of Best Ideas155
21Phase 5: Presenting and Reporting Findings157
22Getting Best Results159
23Future Follow-Up and Implementation161
24Blank Sample of Study Format173
25Midterm Exam204
Pt. IIAdvanced Team Leader Training Techniques
26Managing Project Objectives214
27Letting the Job Plan Work217
28Tips222
29Project Analysis223
30Creativity Process228
31Types of Functions232
32Problem Solvers233
33Adding Value235
34Value Mismatch236
35Managing Time237
36Financial Breakdown239
37Contracting Methods/Decisions240
38Life Cycle Cost Components242
39Cost and Worth Per Function248
40Financially Important Decisions249
41Team Building Skills250
42Function Analysis Diagramming253
43Alternative Ideas254
44Evaluating Best Alternatives255
45Presentations for Management256
46MVO Program Enhancements257
47Solving Technical Problems259
48Breaking the Problem Down261
49Customer Focus264
50Leading a Session267
51Discussion Groups268
52Overall Component Analysis269
53Specific Component Analysis271
54Summarizing Study Results272
55Exam Review274
App. A: Training Information278
App. B: Answers to Chapters 25, 38, and 55303
Index323

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