February 2017
Pathways to Value-Promoting Value Analysis in Western Canada - February

On February 9, 2017, Value Analysis Canada – Western Group hosted its regular monthly dinner presentation featuring a talk by Holly Parkis, a project manager with SMA Consulting.

Through a close examination of multiple studies on brainstorming techniques and creativity, Ms. Parkis touched on various applications of creativity, presented some key brainstorming techniques, listed major problems associated with brainstorming, and outlined seven principles to improve a brainstorming session in a value analysis workshop. Most importantly, Ms. Parkis shared some tips on improving the quality of a brainstorming session.
The event took place at the Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton. More than a dozen attendees from provincial and municipal governments, as well as professionals and students, came out to the event.
In pursuit of our mission to promote the application of the value methodologies in Canada for the benefit of governments, industries, practitioners, and society, we welcome your comments and encourage you to join the movement. Feel free to contact Hussien Al-Battaineh Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS®, Director of Value Analysis Canada – Western Group for any further information on events and membership.
In our next dinner presentation on March 9th, 2017 our guest speakers James Tan and Darsh Nawaratna from the City of Edmonton will talk about the application of value analysis, and, more specifically, function analysis, to optimize Edmiston Shop layout and secure a smooth transition to a new location.  The presentation will highlight the project objectives, process, and major findings.
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Look forward to seeing you at our next event!