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ONLINE: Value Engineering - Module 1, following EN12973 and SAVE (MAN948)


    Value Engineering training is an important topic for most professionals in any company. Participants will understand the value of products and processes and learn methods and tools to improve their customer value.

    This course covers Module 1 of the Value Engineering training and certifications system EN12973 of the V4E (ValueforEurope for value engineering and training system). In this first module the basics of the Value Management methodology are taught. An insight into systematic innovation to increase the value for customers will be given, with the following objectives:
    • Getting to know the basics of value analysis methodology
    • Applying value analysis in projects
    • Achieving customer-oriented increase in value
    • Performing functional analyses
    • Applying the value analysis work plan including all 10 steps
    • Processing a practice-oriented case study

    Course Structure: 2 modules of max. 7 hours each, delivered over 2 days. Plus an additional session to present your findings.
    Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 7 hours in length with ample time for delegates to break for refreshments.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 2 days
    Instructor: Manfred Ninaus

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • An employee inside any organisation, who wants to solve complex problems by using Value Engineering / Value Management:
      - Designer
      - Product manager
      - Project manager
      - Innovation manager
      - Controller
      - Cost engineer, etc

    How we build your confidence

    • Basic knowledge is transferred by live, online video lectures
    • Group works on special topics
    • Execution of a VE study from beginning till the end, VE project description
    • Some group works are supported by Excel templates and online tools to simulate daily work

    The benefits from attending

    • This first module transfers the basics of the methodology of Value Engineering / Value Management and gives an insight into the systematic approach of increasing value for customers
    • A lot of practical information from the lecturer's vast industry experience will be provided


    System Elements of Value Management
    • Systematic approaches
    • Human behaviours

    Management Styles Framework in Value Management
    • Correct selection of VM objects
    • Specify goals
    • Define VM teams

    Functional analysis and functional costs
    • Thinking and working in functions
    • Determine and structure functions
    • Determine functional costs

    Generating Ideas
    • Framework conditions for creativity
    • Use of creativity techniques
    • Rules of creative collaboration

    Interdisciplinary Teamwork
    • Teamwork vs. individual work
    • Success factors of teamwork
    • Group dynamic phenomena

    Value Management Work Plan
    • Based on EN 12973
    • Systematic approach

    Conducting a practice-oriented Case Study
    • Application of the VM methodology
    • Teamwork



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