Value Management (VM) is a creative team based methodology that optimises value in products, services, projects, processes and organisations. Best practice VM is described in BS EN 12973:2020.

VM delivers an optimum balance between function, performance, quality, safety, risk and cost. The proper balance results in optimised value.

  • Widely used throughout industry, public and not-for-profit sectors
  • Features organised facilitated team working and innovation
  • Return on Investment of typically between 10:1 & 100:1 or more.

VM is a globally recognised professional discipline with its own institutions (Institute of Value Management in the UK) and suite of professional qualifications.

We deliver a rolling programme of IVM approved VM1, VM2 & VM3 courses under Value for Europe throughout the year. They therefore enable participants to work towards the Qualified Value Associate (QVA) and Professional in Value Management (PVM) professional qualifications.

Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

Laura Robertson, Course Director

Course content

1. Core VM frameworks

VM frameworks provide the robust structure required for all successful VM studies:

  • Scoping VM studies
  • Core VM study workflows
  • Function / FAST amalysis
  • Creativity & evaluation workflows
  • BS EN 12973:2020 & Value for Europe

2. Managing stakeholders

Effective stakeholder management lies at the heart of all successful VM studies:

  • Stakeholder value research & analysis
  • Co-creating VM terms of reference
  • Managing stakeholders expectations
  • Stakeholder management strategies
  • High impact communications

3. VM techniques

Effective problem solving is a core competence for professional VM:

  • VM study research & data mgt
  • Dealing with missing information
  • Core VM techniques for investigating:
    • Products, services & projects
    • Policy, strategy & organisations
    • Operational improvement
    • Performance management
  • Creative problem solving & innovation
  • Option appraisal

4. Delivering results

Benefits realisation is the key to value delivery for all VM studies:

  • Project management frameworks
  • Best practice VM study follow-up
  • Continuous improvement methods
  • Change management techniques
  • Developing effective partnerships
  • Optimising procurement / outsourcing
  • Rescuing stuck or failing projects
  • Developing your VM career
  • Professional VM qualifications

Key benefits

Comprehensive delegate pack

  • Complete set of course notes
  • VM process templates
  • Copy of interactive workshop records
  • Real world VM case studies
  • Professional networking

Stakeholder management skills

  • Techniques to rapidly build credibility
  • How to win business
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • How to run problem solving workshops
  • Marketing professional VM services

Tools, techniques & frameworks

  • World-class VM process models
  • Product, service & project optimisation
  • Approaches to VM fact finding
  • Strategy & policy development
  • Organisational development
  • Methods to boost productivity & quality
  • Creative problem solving techniques
  • Change management frameworks

Real world VM studies, e.g.

  • Product & service improvement
  • Project value optimisation
  • Competitive strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Feasibility studies
  • Go to market / product launch strategy
  • Lean process improvement
  • Major systems engineering projects
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Strategic marketing
  • Major IT / IS projects
  • Asset investigations
  • Outsourcing
  • Service reviews
  • Accommodation reviews
  • DIP / workflow
  • Mobile / remote working
  • Start-ups
  • Option appraisals
  • Venture capital
  • Joint ventures
  • Social enterprises
  • Project rescues
  • Turnarounds

Course fees

Course fee per participant is £1,500 + VAT = £1,800.00

1st of 3 x Live Online VM courses leading to the Professional in Value Management (PVM) Qualification

NB Course structure and content are subject to ongoing improvement and change.