May 2021

Implementing VM at the City of Calgary

Abstract

Over the past two decades Calgary has experienced strong population growth. Every year the City undertakes numerous types of programs and projects to deliver quality services to the citizens of Calgary. The City of Calgary is a program and project intensive organization. In November 2015, the City published a Value Management (VM) Standard followed by Value Management (VM) Guidance documents. These documents became formally operational on February 01, 2016. It mandates that every capital infrastructure program/ project at or above C$25.0 M shall perform one Value Management study prior to the execution. The City of Calgary is possibly the first municipality in Canada and among a select few municipalities in North America to institutionalize Value Management. Here is the story of how it happened.

 

Presenter         
Narinder Bubbar, P. Eng., PMP, VMA, The City of Calgary

 

Narinder Bubbar is a Professional Engineer with a unique focus in the fields of Value Management and Project Management.  He has over 20 years of experience managing public infrastructure. In his current role with The City of Calgary, he is responsible for the Corporate Project Management Office as well as internal consulting to the PM Community.  Narinder has been involved in Value Management since 2012 and is a certified Value Methodology Associate (VMA) as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Narinder has been serving on the Board of Value Analysis Canada since 2017.



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