Value Engineering: Analysis And Methodology

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CRC Press, May 14, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
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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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Contents

1 Managing Value Objectives Using the Value Methodology
1
2 Discovering the Certification Process
8
3 Cost Overrun Trends
11
4 Meeting Project Value Objectives
13
5 Users of Managing Valie Objectives
18
6 Value Objectives Methodology
20
7 Improving Value
29
8 Value Project Analysis Criteria
34
31 Types of Functions
185
32 Problem Solvers
186
33 Adding Value
188
34 Value Mismatch
189
35 Managing Time
190
36 Financial Breakdown
192
37 Contracting MethodsDecisions
193
38 Life Cycle Cost Components
195

9 PreStudy Work Plan
43
10 The Job Plan
47
11 Team Make Up
58
12 A Sample Live MVO Study
59
13 MVO Study Examples
75
Information Gathering Procedures
101
Creative Brainstorming
104
16 People Skills During the MVO Study
106
17 Making Effective Presentations
119
18 Managing Conflicts
120
Evaluation Techniques
123
Development of Best Ideas
125
Presenting and Reporting Findings
127
22 Getting Best Results
129
23 Future FollowUp and Implementation
131
24 Blank Sample of Study Format
139
25 Midterm Exam
161
26 Managing Project Objectives
168
27 Letting the Job Plan Work
171
28 Tips
175
29 Project Analysis
176
30 Creativity Process
181
39 Cost and Worth Per Function
201
40 Financially Important Decisions
202
41 Team Building Skills
203
42 Functiona Analysis Diagramming
205
43 Alternative Ideas
206
44 Evaluating Best Alternatives
207
45 Presentations for Management
208
46 MVO Program Enhancements
209
47 Solving Technical Problems
210
48 Breaking the Problem Down
212
49 Customer Focus
214
50 Leading a Session
216
51 Discussion Groups
217
52 Overall Component analysis
218
53 Specific Component Analysis
219
54 Summarizing Study Results
220
55 Exam Review
222
Training Information
225
Answers to Chapters 25 28 and 55
239
Index
259
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