SAVE International Approved
Value Methodology Fundamental (VMF) 1


Poor value and quality do exist in all engineering and non-engineering projects due to many factors. One of the most critical factors is the process of decision making or lack of quantifiable decision tools. Decisions are, normally, based on cost and/or time, since they can be estimated and measured. In most case, those decisions depend on the experience and knowledge of the decision makers.

However, few decisions have been made based on Quality and Performance. That is because of lack of quantifiable tools to measure them. Quality can be defined as “conformance to requirements” but the question that is always being asked: “How can we measure this conformity” or in another word “Can we measure Quality?” In engineering project, the answer is neither yes nor no. The answer is” we should”. The fact of the matter is “If we cannot measure it, we cannot improve it”

Traditionally, projects have been developed by generating a program of needs, using in- house staff, or hiring consultants to develop necessary documents, and subsequently award projects. However, there is no programmed input to implement any kind of quality control / value assurance program in much of the process. In most areas of the industrial field, e.g. computers, steel automobiles, aircraft, etc., formal quality control / value assurance programs are a basic part of their management process. For public and private organization in the Gulf area, very few similar formal programs have been implemented.

Value Engineering (VE):

Is a methodology that is known, accepted and has an impressive history of improving value through customizing Quality and optimizing Life Cycle Cost (LCC). VE is an organized process that has been effectively used by a wide range of companies and establishments to achieve their continuous goals. The success of the VE process is due to its ability to identify opportunities to remove unnecessary costs while assuring quality, reliability, performance, and other critical factors that meet or exceed customers’ expectation. The improvements are the result of recommendations made by multi-disciplined teams from all concerned parties.

Objectives & Benefits of the course

These courses will introduce and explore methodologies and techniques that help you to improve your business. It will introduce some innovative techniques and ideas to enhance your performance. After participation in this seminar you will know how too:


  • Define quality for your
  • Apply Value engineering for your
  • Avoid unnecessary
  • Use and benefit from function
  • Scientifically compares and chooses between alternatives
  • Use Weighted Evaluation Matrix (WEM).
  • Integrate VE within the design
  • Develop a systematic approach to avoid unnecessary
  • Develop and effective
  • Integrate TQM into your
  • Integrate VE within the design
  • Integrate VE with
  • Enhance the relationship between your employees and your
  • Identify the similarities and differences between VE and
  • How to implement ISO 9000 at your
  • Learn and make use of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective
  • Differentiate between VE and other quality improvement techniques


Who Should Attend?     

  • Engineering professionals from all driplines. Those include Maintenance Managers, Consultant engineers , Architects ,Supervisors, Civil Engineers, Operational Excellence Personnel, Plant Managers, Engineering Managers, Manufacturing Managers, Production Managers, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Asset Managers and Quality Assurance
  • Quantity
  • Developers and Engineers from Public sectors who works in governmental
  • Professionals who are willing to become a Value Methodology Associate (VMA) or Certified Value Specialists (CVS®) are encouraged to attend.

Duration of the Course :

  • The duration of the course will be (4) day course from 9 am-5 pm

Course Outline

Daily schedule from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day 1

·         Value Methodology,

·         Pre-Workshop Stage

·         Transform Information

·         Workshop Stage, Six Phases of the VM Job Plan Overview

·         Information Phase

Day 2

·         Workshop Stage, Function Analysis Phase

Day 3

·         Workshop Stage, Creative Phase

·         Workshop Stage, Evaluation Phase

·         Workshop Stage, Development Phase,

·         Cost Analysis, and Life Cycle Costing

·         Workshop Stage, Development Phase

·         Workshop Stage, Evaluation Phase

Day 4

·         Team Presentation

·         Post Workshop Stage

·         VE vs. others

·         Summary of Course, Questions and Answers