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Title: RS184-1 - Introduction to the Value Management Toolkit
Publication Date: 11/1/2003
Product Type: Research Summary
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 22
Introduces CII's first Web-based publication, The Value Management Toolkit, and provides background on the research that led to the collection of 44 Value Management Practices (VMPs). VMPs are optional processes that can contribute significant value to a capital project, but aren't currently considered by industry as part of standard project management.
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Best practices, value enhancing practices, value management, value engineering—all are terms used in construction with much confusion and mystery surrounding them. Project teams and organizations are currently overwhelmed by the number, diversity, and complexity of value management processes (VMPs) available for implementation. The result is that many cannot get their value management efforts defined, organized, or implemented in an effective way.

CII formed the Value Engineering Management Project Team (PT 184), which has developed the Value Management Toolkit to address the challenges that organizations face in the awareness, understanding, selection, and implementation of the myriad VMPs available today. This toolkit can be helpful at the program level to assist in developing a strong value management program, yet is equally focused on VMP selection and implementation at the project level.

The Toolkit provides an overview of 44 different VMPs and characterizes each VMP with nine descriptive fields of information. The VMPs are unique yet optional processes that can contribute significant value to a capital facility project, but are not currently considered across the industry as part of standard project management. The Toolkit also includes case studies, performance benchmarking data, and how-to procedural guidance. The premier feature of the Toolkit is a computer-based VMP Selection Tool for assisting project teams in selecting the VMPs best suited for their projects.

The objective of any value management program is to aid project teams in meeting clients’ expectations, goals, and project objectives. Projects may range from design and construction of a new U.S. embassy or Federal courthouse that must meet higher security threats, to new pharmaceutical plants rushing to get a new drug to market, to revamping aging oil refineries to meet tighter environmental regulations, to small-scale projects with short lives. The Value Management Toolkit offers project teams a unique tool to help meet project objectives and exceed client expectations.