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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824706968
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/14/2003
  • 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

Pt. I Introduction to the Value Methodology
1 Managing Value Objectives Using the Value Methodology 1
2 Discovering the Certification Process 10
3 Cost Overrun Trends 13
4 Meeting Project Value Objectives 15
5 Users of Managing Value Objectives 20
6 Value Objectives Methodology 22
7 Improving Value 31
8 Value Project Analysis Criteria 37
9 Pre-Study Work Plan 47
10 The Job Plan 52
11 Team Make Up 66
12 A Sample "Live" MVO Study 68
13 MVO Study Examples 88
14 Phase 1: Information Gathering Procedures 128
15 Phase 2: Creative Brainstorming 132
16 People Skills During the MVO Study 134
17 Making Effective Presentations 147
18 Managing Conflicts 149
19 Phase 3: Evaluation Techniques 153
20 Phase 4: Development of Best Ideas 155
21 Phase 5: Presenting and Reporting Findings 157
22 Getting Best Results 159
23 Future Follow-Up and Implementation 161
24 Blank Sample of Study Format 173
25 Midterm Exam 204
Pt. II Advanced Team Leader Training Techniques
26 Managing Project Objectives 214
27 Letting the Job Plan Work 217
28 Tips 222
29 Project Analysis 223
30 Creativity Process 228
31 Types of Functions 232
32 Problem Solvers 233
33 Adding Value 235
34 Value Mismatch 236
35 Managing Time 237
36 Financial Breakdown 239
37 Contracting Methods/Decisions 240
38 Life Cycle Cost Components 242
39 Cost and Worth Per Function 248
40 Financially Important Decisions 249
41 Team Building Skills 250
42 Function Analysis Diagramming 253
43 Alternative Ideas 254
44 Evaluating Best Alternatives 255
45 Presentations for Management 256
46 MVO Program Enhancements 257
47 Solving Technical Problems 259
48 Breaking the Problem Down 261
49 Customer Focus 264
50 Leading a Session 267
51 Discussion Groups 268
52 Overall Component Analysis 269
53 Specific Component Analysis 271
54 Summarizing Study Results 272
55 Exam Review 274
App. A: Training Information 278
App. B: Answers to Chapters 25, 38, and 55 303
Index 323
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