Better Front End Planning = Better Projects

At a high level, we know that projects are very dynamic – especially in front end planning.  Critical issues and decisions arise throughout a project’s life-cycle.  However, it is much easier to influence a project’s outcome during front end planning when expenditure...

Poor Scope Definition = Cost & Schedule overruns

What is the leading cause of cost and schedule overruns? The level of scope definition in a project is the greatest driver of cost and schedule certainty. Front End Planning Front end planning is often considered the single most important process in the capital...

Valency? Why the Name?

This is a question we get asked frequently. So here’s the reason, and it has nothing to do with the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain – although it is a fantastic place to visit and does seem like a wonderful place for an office… Why the name...

How PDRI can be used to classify projects

PDRI: Can it be used to classify projects based on level of readiness in Front End Planning (FEP)? For organizations with a large portfolio of projects, it is helpful to be able to monitor and compare groupings of projects by type, or classification. Project...
How to go from project zero to project hero…

How to go from project zero to project hero…

Front end planning may be the most important process in the construction and operation of a capital asset. Industry research shows that projects with intensive front end planning efforts and a well-defined scope perform markedly better in terms of total cost, schedule...