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Preliminary Program

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Half Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Agile (John Sloggy)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     SAVE Board of Directors Meeting

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     Full Day Pre-Summit Workshops

Customer Function Model & Strategic Decisions (Muthiah Kasi & Stephen Kirk)

- Facilitation (Bruce Lenzer)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Half Day Pre-Summit Course: Creativity (John Sloggy)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Half Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Stretching the Value Methodology (Jessica Hickey & Randy Barber)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     SAVE Certification Board Meeting

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     Full Day Pre-Summit WorkshopRisk Management for Value Practitioners (Greg Brink)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM     Miles Value Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM     New Member / First Time Attendee Reception

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     SAVE Annual Business Meeting

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM     President's Reception

Monday, June 11, 2018

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM      Fellows Breakfast



8:00 AM – 9:45 AM     Keynote Speaker

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM    Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Concurrent Sessions

1A: Transportation

10:00 AM      Traditional Design & Value Engineering: Adversaries or Partners? (Warren Knoles)

10:40 AM      Expanding the Use of the Value Methodology in Early Transit Project Development (Ann


11:20 AM       Concept of Value on Design-Build Projects (Rahul Nagalkar)

1B: Value Planning

10:00 AM      VE in Combination with Mediation as Super Tool for Multiparty Plan Making (Dorine


10:40 AM      Going Deeper in Value Creation - Sabine Neches Waterway Dredging (Robert Orlean)

11:20 AM       Locking in Value:  An Early Value Study Combined with Economic Reevaluation of the

                      Redundant Poe Size Lock Project (Amy Jo Riffee)

1C: Programs

10:00 AM      Implementing Value Management at the City of Calgary (Mushtaq Rabbi)

10:40 AM      How to Build and Sustain an Internal Value Methodology Program for Business Growth

  (James Bolton)

11:20 AM      Value Management: A Roadmap to Profitability (John Sloggy)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM     LUNCH

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Concurrent Sessions

2A: Certification Forum

2B: Unique Thinking

1:00 PM        Study of VE/VM Method Suitable for Social Growth Period – Introduction of the Third-

  Function Named “Fubeneki” (Manabu Sawaguchi)

1:40 PM        The Power of Framing, Ambiguity, and Function Analysis in Problem Solving (Robert


2:20 PM       FAST diagram for Customers Based Process – Simultaneous Analytical Methodology for

  Customers’ Emotion (Sayaka Uchimura)

2C: Training

1:00 PM        Creating Value Through Projects: An Effective Approach to Value Management Education

  in an Online Setting (John Kelly)

1:40 PM        An Effective Educational System for Facilitators in VA/VE/FA Workshops (Hisaya Yokota)

2:20 PM       Study of Efficient Team Activities by Facilitator Participation in VE Project (Atsunori


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM      NETWORKING BREAK (with Refreshments)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM      Concurrent Sessions

3A: International Forum


3B: FAST, Allocating Resources Forum


3C: Government Forum

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM      SAVE Chapter Presidents Meeting

6:30 PM                         Free Networking Evening (Dinner on your own)


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Keynote Speaker

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM     Wheel of Function

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9:45 AM – 10:00 AM    Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

4A: Manufacturing Case Studies

10:00 AM     Value Analysis of The Technology of Furniture Production (Dr. Habil. Ferenc Nádasdi)

10:30 AM      "Only Hinges for Lids” – Success Story af a VA/VE Project (René Brune & Marc Pauwels)

11:00 AM      Value Enhancement of Differential Assembly (Uttam Bane)

11:30 AM      Value Improvement Approach to Manufacturing of Industrial Flat Meshes (VE Case Study)

  (Istvan Tarjani)

4B: Skills

10:00 AM     You’re a CVS, Now what?  Building Blocks for a CVS Career – Lessons Learned as a CVS

  (Laurie Dennis)

10:40 AM     Words to the Wise: How to be a Successful Technical Team Member (Michael Bonar)

11:20 AM      Benefits of a Site Visit: Construction Project Value Studies (Kristi Evans)


4C: Innovation 

10:00 AM     Value and Innovation Management at an Air Transport Consulting Company (Zsuzsanna


10:40 AM      Value Engineering for Kids (Carlene Wong)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      LUNCH

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Concurrent Sessions

5A: Manufacturing

1:00 PM        Value Analysis and Value Engineering in Plant Engineering – Easy going or too hard to

  handle? (Sebastian Meindl)

1:30 PM        Application of Value Analysis to Increase Customer Satisfaction in Product Development: A

  Case Study on Tree Climbing Devices (Celestine Aguwa)

2:00 PM       Business Process Improvement by Implementation of an Information Technology Solution

  to Replace a Manual VA/VE Project Execution System (Shekhar Deokar)

2:30 PM       50 Years of Construction VE Methodology at Fujita (Setsuo Matsuda)

5B: Agile

1:00 PM        An Agile VM Approach to Match Changing Program & Project Delivery Methods - Scoping

  VM Study Activities for Different Circumstances (Martyn Phillips)

1:40 PM        Agile Teams and Value Management (John Sloggy)

2:20 PM       Panel

5C: Improvements

1:00 PM        A Proposal and Verification of Antithetical Analogical Approach to Creativity Method with

  the Use of TRIZ (Masao Oda)

1:40 PM        IMPROVEMENT of the Evaluation Method for VE Alternatives Using the Risk Assessment

  Process (ChangTaek Hyun)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM      Post-Summit Courses

Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1) (Patrice Miller & Javier Masini)

Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2) (Robert Stewart)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM      NETWORKING BREAK (with Refreshments)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM      Concurrent Sessions

6A: Emerging

3:30 PM       Methodology of Diversity Strategy and Management Through Function Analysis (Noriko


4:10 PM        Application of VM to Improve Service in a University Cafeteria by Adding Value to Its

  Serving Cardboard Box (Oscar Sanchez Barba)

6B: New Thinking

3:30 PM       Value Analysis for a Business Review Sprint (Michael Pearsall)

4:10 PM        Access Differences of Diagnostic Services Between Small Hospitals and the Super Hospital

  (Kornelia Vamosi)

4:50 PM       Panel

6C: Special Video Presentation

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM     Awards Banquet


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     SAVE & Affiliate Leadership Meetings

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM     Post-Summit Courses

Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1) (Patrice Miller & Javier Masini)

Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2) (Robert Stewart)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM     Post-Summit Courses

Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1) (Patrice Miller & Javier Masini)

Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2) (Robert Stewart)


Friday, June 15, 2018

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM     Post-Summit Courses

Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1) (Patrice Miller & Javier Masini)

Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2) (Robert Stewart)

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