Getting the best value from your project - not just the least cost

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Tuesday 29th March 2011
Registration 9.30am
Start 10.00am
Finish 4.00pm
VenueBMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP
6 hours (find out more about CPD)
APM members £50+VAT
Non members £70+VAT


The APM Value Management SIG has developed this seminar for project managers and client managers to help them deliver best value projects in the face of ever increasing budget cuts.

The objectives of this seminar are to:-

• Review the use of value management in two different industries, including the benefits, the issues and the practical ways these companies have found to apply value management techniques.
• To examine what factors get in the way of successfully using value management as a value increasing tool rather than a cost cutting (and potentially value reducing) tool.
• Have a go at a practical value management exercise with some expert facilitation.

Who should attend?

Any project manager or client manager who is involved in the early stages of project formation or who wishes to know how to take practical steps to improve the value of their projects and not just reduce the cost.

The full agenda is as follows;

A ndy Eastaugh - London Underground

Andy, London Underground’s Head of PMO and Benchmarking at Transport for London, will describe how value management is implemented within the tube’s investment programme, using specific projects as examples. He will talk about the challenges of driving maturity in this unique rail environment and more generally within TfL with its broad range of projects across a variety of transport modes


Shushma Perry – Value Management practice in a privatised water company.

Shushma will talk about how value management techniques have been incorporated into the asset maintenance and renewal methodology in a privatised water company and will lead a value management exercise based on a case study.

Shushma was recently the manager of the risk and value department for Yorkshire Water. She continually developed the way the department ran, incorporating the latest thinking in risk and value methodologies. The department played a key role in the success of one of the most efficient water companies by maximising value within their capital investment program. She is a certified Professional in Value Management (PVM) and Trainer of Value Management (TVM) and has utilised her skills across a number of industry sectors.

John Heathcote - Senior lecturer , Leeds Metropolitan University

Senior lecturer and course leader for the BSc(Hons) in project management at the Centre for Project Management, Leeds Metropolitan University. John has over 20 years project experience in industry working on a variety of projects from plant refurbishment, IT systems, community projects, environmental schemes and framework partnership establishment. John has a special interest in partnering in the supply chain, programme management, facilitation skills and negotiation and will lead an interview of the speakers panel and will chair questions from the floor.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.