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Developing a VM Program > Federal / International
Author : Katherine Bethany, US State Department
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Presentation highlighting strong growth in the State Department Overseas Building Operations VE program, growth in the program, VE program performance indicators, typical VE job plan, program results.
Author : Hein de Jong
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The application of Value Engineering can be very rewarding for low, middle and high income countries. When you are reading this, you probably live in a high income country. Is the effectiveness of VE hard to imagine, in countries where there are a lack of education, lack of data, inefficient and untraceable project planning processes, and where every dollar counts -at least- double? And would VE be applied differently there?

How to close the gap in demand and supply of VE-capabilities, created by on the one hand enlightened rulers, managers and contracting agencies who strive to improve and stimulate nations in transition (but don’t know value engineering), and on the other hand knowledgeable but expensive VE-trainers and VE-consultants in the richer parts of the world who are willing to help?

This presentation will take you on a virtual tour along the European Standards, give a brief history of VE in the Netherlands in the last 20 years, show some reasons why VE is very useful in low and middle income countries in transition, and give some solutions for faster and more effective education, based on the project of Indonesia where Hein is the leading VE trainer and value engineer. The insights are nice for everybody who is growing in his role as value engineer and to see how the same principles are applied in different contexts.


Author : Roderick M. Planta
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Author : Amin Sarang and Tarkan Alisoltani
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In developing countries, it is highly demanded to implement Value Methodology (VM) mostly those promoting this method aligned with SAVE from three past decade. In this presentation, the authors share their experiences and lessons learned from the perspective of initiating through implementing VM in the Middle East.

The presentation explores three levels of lesson learn in this region including VM projects, programs, and related regulations which aligned with information and knowledge, crowd wisdom pyramid, as well as emphasizing on VM programs. These lesson learns demonstrated via a few examples of the successful VM comprehensive programs such as MOMRA, MAVARA, FARASHAHR.

In light of the high tendency for VM training and educating in developing countries, the programs support localized and culturally accredited training from public to expert level and subsequently training lots of people with lower cost. Moreover, the program is a rolling wave plan helping government and private sectors from initiating VM through how to catch basic client needs to implementing by using adjusted VM Job Plan in repeatable small problems and unique big projects, coinciding mentioned engaging lessons, especially in municipalities.

In conclusion, the reliability of the decisions of those people based on their experiences with VM during the current pandemic situation as one of the challenging issues which necessitated creative solutions, is discussed.


Author : P.Arjunraj
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In this present COVID 19 situations all countries must realize the importance of localization of products, goods, services, projects and processes. As the Import from other countries will have a drastic decline everyone should look for localization. One important sector that all countries should concentrate in this current situation is Agricultural sector. Human beings need Vegetables, Fruits, herbal plants that will increase the immunity against Coronavirus and any other diseases. This paper depicts the real case study of using creative solutions in challenging environment through localization using Value Engineering in Agriculture land of 100 acres. The fruits, Vegetables and herbal plants are been selected considering project scope of cultivation. The Irrigation system, livestock, diary farming are also considered in the scope of the project. The proper utilization of resources, procurement, inventory management and proper planning in 100 acres of agricultural land had resulted in the cultivation which will help for increasing the immunity. The Value Methodology job plan function analysis are carried out to achieve the cultivation. The Value Engineering using the concept of localization helped to achieve Make in India/Made in India. The Function and Creative approach resulted in the overall value improvement, profit and benefits to the customer.

Author : Charles R McDuff, Ramesh Kalvakaalva
Description : Highlights successful use of VE in USA Transportation agencies including AASHTO, FHWA and GDOT and the use of VE as project assurance model. 
Author : Istvan Tarjani
Description : Overview of Value Engineering in Central Europe, training, and certification.
Author : Michael Dallas
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This presentation shows how the use of the methods described in Management of Value provide the basis of making decisions based on value criteria, aligned with an organisation's priorities, thereby improving performance.

Case studies  demonstrate how the processes and techniques, described in the Best Management Practice guide Management of Value (MoV™) at Portfolio (business), Programme, Project and Operational levels.

Learning points:

Mechanisms for articulating value priorities
Basing decisions on Value
Using Value Profiles to optimise programmes and projects
Defining requirements of programmes and projects
Reconciling different stakeholders requirements
Augmenting business cases
Improving operational performance
Author : Saipol Bari, Education Development Director, Institute of Value Management Malaysia (IVMM)
Description : The concept of value management (VM) was first introduced in Malaysia in the late 1980s, of which the idea of implementing it has been promoted by various concerned parties until today. Promoting VM applications requires continuous support from the Government beside the establishment of a set guideline of its implementation. The Institute of Value Management Malaysia (IVMM) was established in 2000 to govern and promote the implementation of VM in Malaysia to both public and private sectors. The Malaysian Government supports the implementation of VM by making it mandatory for public projects valued MYR50 million and above. VM has also been made mandatory by several Government-Linked companies. To date, Malaysia has saved billions through the implementation of VM.
Author : Anand Ramdien, Coordinator Value Management
Description : In the 20 years of applying VE in The Netherlands at two major public buyer we have conducted over 500 value studies. And still there is a long way to go to the point where VE is common practise in these organization. We as VE managers and practitioners know that it’s difficult to implement VE in any given organization. Due to its political nature, implementing VE in a governmental organization is far more challenging. In this presentation the challenges faced in implementing VE at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment  and how they were overcome.

Author : Hein De Jong and Alvin Tehmono
Description : Value Engineering can be considered one of the innovations in the decision-making process. Over the years, value engineering evolved into value management but the main essence of Innovation consistently remains. VE was introduced in Indonesia around the 1980s, with seminars, workshops, and several governmental projects that implemented VE. Despite several value engineering regulations produced, a formal VE study (using the job plan including function analysis) were rarely conducted, and there was low demand for formal VE studies.

In 2022, a new regulation of VE was introduced, requiring formal VE studies to be conducted with a certain threshold of the project cost. This presentation relates the growth of VE in Indonesia and model the development with the Gartner Hype Cycle theory.
Author : Rhiza Castillo, VMA Christine Laumond, VMA - SYSTRA Philippines
Description : The establishment of the Philippine Value Analysis (VA) Handbook was initiated in the year 2009 by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). 

In its efforts to institutionalize the Value Methodology in government infrastructure development, NEDA called for the updating of its VA Handbook in 2021.  The handbook intends to serve as a standard reference guide on the principles of the VM and its application to project development.  

An Institutionalization Strategy Manual was also formulated, as a reference guide for government agencies to establish their own VM program and unit. The Manual contains short, medium and long-term strategies forming a roadmap to achieve VM institutionalization, which, within two years, paved the way for two government agencies to adopt the methodology for their high-priority projects.

In support of the revised handbook and strategy manual, NEDA desired to further expand the foundational knowledge of government institutions on VM through the capacity building / training of selected government personnel.