Valency’s Implementation Planning Model

Valency’s Implementation Planning Model

Valency applies a systematic approach to implementation planning for all practices and tools.  Our methodology is based on CII’s Implementation Planning Model.  It is designed specifically for implementing CII practices and tools for construction project management.

Organizations can rarely achieve full implementation of a new practice or tool in just one step.  CII’s proven Implementation Planning Model follows a series of steps, each with its own focus, key tasks and milestones.


Steps in the Implementation Planning Model

Needs Analysis

Focus: Document the business case for the new practice

The entrance to the implementation planning model starts with conducting a needs analysis that lays out the business case for the new practice. The objective is to clearly articulate a compelling need to both management and key stakeholders.


Focus: Evaluate change preparation areas

The first step focuses on learning about the practice, understanding the organizational impact, evaluating change preparation areas, and communicating a plan for introducing the practice.


Focus: Introduction of the practice with a proof of concept

The second step involves initiating the implementation of the practice within a limited use environment.  Starting with a small group of representative projects allows your team to demonstrate that the practice works as described, and verify its applicability to your organization.


Focus: Expansion of the practice beyond the proof of concept group

With success in a limited environment, the next step is to extend the practice use and grow the implementation into a larger number of projects, groups or divisions.  This normally involves a cross-divisional or geographic implementation effort.


Focus: Marketing the practice broadly across the organization

The last step focuses on establishment. The organization finalizes its adoption by establishing the practice as part of the standard operating procedures that are followed throughout the organization at all levels.


Successful benchmarking of a practice starts in the Preparing step.   The objective is to ensure we plan for collection of sufficient data to measure the performance impact of the practice, and share these results with management and the implementation team.