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.
After more than 50 years as a manager and VE pioneer, Richard J. Park presents Value Engineering: A Plan for Invention. Park demonstrates how to adopt VE as a thinking process that can enable you to increase your problem solving skills, cultivate innovation, reduce costs, improve productivity, and more. Features
The Fundamentals of Value Methodology is written to provide a basic understanding of the theory and techniques of Value Methodology, a unique problem solving and value improvement process that focuses on project functions to develop innovative solutions that will improve both performance and cost. It is directed to those new to the discipline with emphasis placed on the practical application of Value Methodology techniques to improve the value of any project, whether it is concerned with a facility, product, service or management procedure. Project managers in public and private organizations will find this book particularly useful.
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