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Title: IR245-2 - Maximizing Engineering Value and Design Effectiveness Toolkit
Publication Date: 10/1/2015
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 177
Presents an implementation model for maximizing engineering value and design effectiveness, along with an engineering strategies catalog and a software tool for determining appropriate engineering strategies for individual projects. The model promotes both efficient use of MEV/DE strategies and tools on individual projects and continuous improvement of an organization's MEV/DE implementation. The software component, the Engineering Strategies Selection Tool, takes into consideration the organization's maturity, project constraints, and project phase in order to generate a prioritized list of recommended strategies.

NOTE: This publication's accompanying beta software is a proof of concept and is available for informational purposes only.

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Welcome to the Maximizing Engineering Value and Design Effectiveness Toolkit. It features the Implementation Model for Maximizing Engineering Value and Design Effectiveness (MEV/DE), which provides a process for implementing MEV/DE both within an organization and on capital projects. Also in the toolkit is the Engineering Strategies Catalog. This resource presents 64 engineering strategies. (For details on strategy validation, please refer to Research Report 245-11.) To help users better understand which strategies are best for their particular projects, the toolkit also includes the Tradeoffs among Engineering Strategies tool. This tool provides insights into performance tradeoffs resulting from implementation of the engineering strategies. The strategy tradeoffs examined include capital cost versus life cycle costs, and cost versus schedule, among others. Along with these engineering strategies resources, the toolkit also comes with the Engineering Strategy Selection tool, which helps project teams choose the engineering strategies that will be most beneficial for their unique project circumstances. Finally, the toolkit offers four case studies to give examples and provide guidance on implementing the strategies.

As a supplement to this toolkit, Research Team (RT) 245 has also produced Implementation Resource (IR) 245-3, Design Effectiveness Evaluation Tool, a Microsoft Excel-based application.