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This presentation will give an overview of value management (VM) in practice and provide the findings from the author’s Master of Science in Project and Programme Management research paper, which was contributed to by Institution of Chartered Engineers’ members and others in January 2021.
There is a growing call from researchers, industry leaders and society at large for engineering and construction projects to co-create value with a wide range of stakeholders in the front-end of projects in order to secure financial, non-financial, tangible and intangible benefits. Structured, systematic, formal front-end VM processes are indicated to play a critical role in negotiating and securing this ‘value’ for construction projects worldwide.
This study was conducted through an in-depth survey amongst engineering sector professionals to explore issues and behaviours that may explain a perceived low take-up of front-end VM processes by the sector and further our understanding for this phenomenon. The study was conducted from a project management perspective to gain useful insights from a critical project stakeholder that may improve and enhance project leadership and outcomes in the future.
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MSc Project and Programme Management
Philippa began life as a Marketing Executive with Hill Samuel Financial Services in London but moved into special needs education and community development work when she moved to Ireland in 1991. She has worked as a specialist teacher and developed services for children and adults with additional needs in primary, secondary and third level education.
She has extensive experience of international community development and, most recently, was In Country Director of an Irish Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in Lesotho for ten years. The project base included craft sector development; agriculture; innovation, entrepreneurship and livelihood development; children’s education and health; adult education; healthcare and training for employment. During this appointment she was responsible for growing the project and operational base of the seedling development agency; linking the organisation to other NGOs and Lesotho Government initiatives to ensure national impact of the development programmes; training an indigenous team to lead, manage and sustain the organisation; building the organisation’s capacity to be directed by a Voluntary Board of Directors in Ireland but run by an indigenous team on the ground in Lesotho; manage stakeholders and link with funders and development partners; manage Public Relations and social media presence.
In 2017, she returned to Ireland having completed her mission in Lesotho and has worked as a Consultant International Development Specialist (part-time) and Project Manager for Skelligs Marine (part-time), whilst undertaking a Master of Science in Project and Programme Management through the University of Limerick, Ireland, which she completed first class honours.
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