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Value and risk management : a guide to best practice

Author: Michael Dallas
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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Published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of construction industry institutes, this book explains the underlying concepts of value and risk, and how they relate to one another. It describes the different issues to be addressed in a variety of circumstances and at all stages of a project's life and reviews a number of commonly used and effective techniques, showing how these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dallas, Michael.
Value and risk management.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
(DLC) 2005010287
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dallas
ISBN: 9780470759424 0470759429 9780470759448 0470759445 9781405120692 140512069X
OCLC Number: 244440711
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Value and Risk Management; Contents; Foreword; Preface; About the Author; Acknowledgements; 1 Key features and benefits; 1.1 Why successful projects need value and risk management; 1.2 Delivering success; 1.3 Summary; 2 Principles of value management; 2.1 Essential attributes; 2.2 A brief history; 2.3 Language; 2.4 Concepts; 2.5 The family; 2.6 Value management through the project cycle; 2.7 The generic process; 2.8 Value or cost --
balancing benefits and investment; 2.9 The value of time; 2.10 Quality; 2.11 Measuring value; 3 Principles of risk management; 3.1 Essential attributes. 3.2 Evolution3.3 Language; 3.4 Concepts; 3.5 The family; 3.6 Risk management cycle; 3.7 A generic risk management process; 3.8 Risk to quality; 3.9 Measuring risk; 3.10 Contingency management; 3.11 Time risk; 4 An integrated approach to value and risk management; 4.1 Why integrate?; 4.2 The integrated process; 4.3 Timing; 4.4 Project stages and study types; 4.5 Understanding the client's business; 4.6 Programmes of projects; 4.7 Project launch studies; 4.8 Summary of value and risk study types; 4.9 Critical success factors. 4.10 A framework for introducing value and risk management into an organisation4.11 Embedding value and risk management in an organisation; 4.12 Drawing on experience; 4.13 Selecting the appropriate level of activity; 5 People; 5.1 The people and their roles; 5.2 Collaboration versus confrontation; 5.3 Stakeholder analysis and management; 5.4 Team building; 5.5 Partnering; 5.6 Communications; 5.7 The supply chain; 5.8 Selecting the study team; 5.9 The study leader; 5.10 Styles of leadership; 5.11 A study structure based on logic; 5.12 Overcoming difficulties; 5.13 Using conflict to advantage. 5.14 Gaining consensus5.15 Developing value and risk culture; 5.16 Language; 6 Concepts, standards and qualifications; 6.1 Understanding value and risk; 6.2 Understanding value; 6.3 Understanding risk; 6.4 Training and certification systems; 7 Learning from others; 7.1 Practice in other sectors; 7.2 A value and risk approach to project development; 7.3 Soft value management; 7.4 Value management in manufacturing; 7.5 Value management for public services; 7.6 Risk and enterprise; 7.7 The impact of partnering on value and risk; 7.8 Just how mature are your organisation's processes? 8 Study types8.1 Types of study; 8.2 Value management studies; 8.3 Risk management studies; 8.4 Combining value and risk reviews; 8.5 Project reviews; 8.6 European practice; 8.7 The project cycle; 8.8 Building on experience; 9 Techniques for value and risk; 9.1 The need for techniques; 9.2 Preparation before a study; 9.3 Invitation to participate; 9.4 The workshop; 9.5 Recording; 9.6 The wrap-up meeting; 9.7 Reporting; 9.8 Reviewing progress; 9.9 Whole-life costing; 9.10 Stakeholder analysis; 9.11 Partnering; 9.12 Mind mapping; 9.13 The Delphi technique; 10 Value management techniques.
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Published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of construction industry institutes, this book explains the underlying concepts of value and risk, and how they  Read more...


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