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Pre/Post Summit Workshops

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Half Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Agile

Speaker: John E Sloggy, PE, CVS, MBA

Value Management has been associated with solving problems and creative solutions since its inception in the ‘60s.  And VM is back as a creative problem-solving tool, taking a page from the Agile playbook to utilize the VM Methodology as a leaner creative approach to problem solving that is sized for today’s organizational structures.  A major component driving VM success from the onset is the strength of the collaborative approach inherent in the multidisciplinary team model.  Repeatable creative results require a structured approach which, when done successfully, can infuse projects with high quality innovative solutions that provide real value to the stakeholders.


So, how do we accelerate the turn-around time required to solve problems and ensure that the solution is both high quality and addresses the often-varied needs of stakeholders?  What is needed is a process that allows individuals and organizations to engage intelligently with a fast-paced and uncertain work world; allowing groups to come together quickly to accomplish the required tasks; and then, as in the Agile methodology, move on.  The new group replacing the traditional team is the Agile Value Management team (AVM). 


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Full Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Customer Function Model & Strategic Decisions

Speakers: Muthiah Kasi & Stephen Kirk


The first portion of this workshop will enhance the Value Methodology by adding a new type of function analysis called customer function model. It will offer unique opportunities within the Value Methodology to understand customer functions and communicate them in a Customer Function Model. The latter portion of this workshop (after the Customer Function Model) will enhance FAST model by including customer perspective. It will demonstrate the importance function placement within a FAST diagram and its cause and effect. Click HERE for more information.


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Full Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Facilitating the VM Job Plan

Speaker: Bruce Lenzer

Facilitation skills have become more imperative over the years to effectively guide teams through the VM job plan. In fact, it’s the skill set which has helped increase the output of teams to brainstorm and develop even greater opportunities for value improvement. In the Quality Assurance world, it’s known as “High Performance Work Teams.” For any “High Performance Work Team” to function effectively, the team needs a leader trained in facilitation skills. The same applies to a Value Methodology VA/VE team. This one day workshop will help the Value Practitioner understand the set of applied facilitation skills and techniques that will best help their VM teams to achieve outstanding success. Facilitation is also one of the core competencies for SAVE International® Certified Value Specialist (CVS) certification.


For this workshop, two GOAL/QPC memory joggers will be provided: the new 2nd edition “Value Methodology Memory Jogger®”, in the 3.5”X5.5” pocket guide size and the “Facilitation at a Glance.” Attendees will also receive a workbook and a set of Mr. Sketch non-toxic flip chart pens.


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM       Half Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Creativity

Speaker: John E Sloggy, PE, CVS, MBA

Creativity. It’s how most organizations make money and sustain their existence. Everyone talks about it and admires it when we see it. Most of what we consider creative falls in the category of a one-time even with many organizations unable to reliably replicate the feat, although certain organizations seem to know the secret sauce to make it happen repeatedly.


Innovation happens when disparate thoughts are combined in new ways that solve real problems. Innovation is reinvention and rethinking applied to the problem at hand that results in a new solution or at the least a real improvement in function that provides a tangible benefit.


Not every problem we encounter requires a new creative approach, most don’t. Working the margins, with small incremental change is often the best solution, and can be an effective approach. So, how much effort to apply when searching for a solution? How do you know what you don’t know? How can we reliably generate real creative ideas that result in innovation?


In this workshop we discuss different aspects of creativity and how the Value Methodology can be a highly effective tool to generate real innovation.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Half Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Stretching the Value Methodology

Speakers: Jessica Hickey & Randy Barber

Based on a recent case study revealing the advantages of thinking “outside the conventional” with VM, this workshop will deliver the practical, useful information you came to the Value Summit to learn. Instead of being based on some idealized, hypothetical scenario, you’ll examine – step-by-step – how VM was utilized effectively in an actual case study with a high-profile corporate client delivering a strategic service. You’ll learn:

  • New ways to apply and market VM in unusual or unconventional circumstances.

  • How to best educate and enlighten potential clients on the benefits of VM, even if they’ve never heard of it.

  • The best way to present VM-related information to those unfamiliar with VM or how a study works.

This is a group discussion-based, interactive workshop, so bring your questions and eagerness to learn. You won’t be disappointed.


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Full Day Pre-Summit Workshop: Risk Management for Value Practitioners

Speaker: Greg Brink


In a world of uncertainties, effective means and measures to identify, evaluate, respond and manage risks helps value practitioners provide an additional basis of delivering value. Risk Management is a value enhancing technique that can be conducted as both standalone workshops or as an integrated component of value studies. This workshop covers developing an effective risk management framework, qualitatively/quantitatively analyzing risk, observing economic uncertainties, developing a Risk Management Plan, and implementing active risk monitoring and control measures. This single day, 8-hour workshop addresses the latest methods, tools and techniques that assists VM facilitators effectively identify, analyze and manage risk.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM       Post-Summit Course: Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1)

Speakers: Patrice Miller & Javier Masini


This course is designed for individuals involved in manufacturing or construction. You will learn an extremely valuable process to help you make improvements, seek out innovation and opportunities for products, projects, programs and processes (the 4 Ps), and even the way you and your organization does business. Course material will be supplemented with techniques, team exercises and case studies tailored to the particular student audience. This course is the first step toward the certification process. Once you complete this course and pass the VMA exam, you will obtain your first level of certification.


1:00 PM – 6:00 PM       Post-Summit Course: Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2)

Speaker: Robert Stewart


Wednesday, June 13 - Friday, June 15, 2018

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Post-Summit Course: Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1)

Speakers: Patrice Miller & Javier Masini


8:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Post-Summit Course: Value Methodology Fundamentals 2 (VMF 2)

Speaker: Robert Stewart

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