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PDRI Principles & Practices (VAL-102)
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Learn how to use PDRI to improve scope definition in capital projects

This PDRI course offers participants the opportunity to learn best practices in facilitation and using the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).  The PDRI methodology is used in front end planning to dramatically improve scope definition and achieve substantially improved project cost and schedule performance.  An interactive case study is used to provide participants with first-hand experience in how an effective PDRI session is conducted.  Participants will learn:

  • The PDRI methodology and benefits
  • When to conduct a PDRI session during front end planning
  • Roles, responsibilities and logistics for a successful PDRI session
  • Advanced PDRI facilitation training
  • How to fully utilize findings from a PDRI session
Focus PDRI course on best practices in using the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)
CII Best Practice Front End Planning
Who Should Attend Program Managers, Project Managers, Design Managers, Designers, Project Engineers, Construction Managers, Technical Managers, Business Unit leaders, Site Supervisors, Operations leaders, Contract Administrators, Maintenance Managers, Risk specialists, Procurement professionals, Quality specialists and others
PDUs from PMI 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs)
from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Become a Certified PDRI Facilitator

Valency’s Certified PDRI Facilitator program demonstrates mastery of facilitation skills and knowledge of the Project Definition Rating Index for use in the front end planing phase of capital projects. This course satisfies the educational requirement for certification. Learn more about Valency’s Certified PDRI Facilitator Program.

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VAL-102 Course

VAL-102 Course + Certification

Our Clients Said…

“Great balance of instructor-led and participant involvement. The Mock PDRI exercise at the end really helped clarify the purpose and process of PDRI.” Senior Project Manager

Major US Oil Refinery

“Excellent course – especially the tips on PDRI facilitation hurdles.” Project Engineer

Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Course Instructor

Sandra MacGillivray, PMP, PMI-RMP

Sandra is the Managing Director for Valency Inc., an implementer of best practices from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) that dramatically improve capital project performance.  She is a Certified PDRI Facilitator, Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Construction Industry Institute (CII), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) with over 15 years of project management experience.  Sandra is a past research team member with the Construction Industry Institute on front end planning, risk management and portfolio management. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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