Training & Coaching
Tom Fletcher P. Eng., CVS is the senior engineering manager of the Fletcher Group, Corbeil, responsible for providing independent Value Engineering services to projects in the construction, transportation, manufacturing, mining and automotive sectors. Tom has over 40 years of engineering experience, including 19 year’s experience in leading VM/VE workshops. He is certified by SAVE International as a Value Engineer Instructor. Tom also provides management coaching for corporations that are establishing value management programs.
Dr. Michael Mladjenovic, P.Eng. is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience. He is a master black belt (Lean/ Six Sigma) and is also an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. His professional experience includes senior positions in engineering, operations, continuous improvement, quality and Value Engineering at the following Corporations; Lifelabs, Maple Leaf Foods, Magna Int., Intier, General Electric, PPG and SKF (IKL). He also presently teaches Lean at the University of Toronto. He had led many initiatives in the development of enterprise business systems and improvement strategies and implementation of global quality systems. He has conducted training in Lean/ Six Sigma, Value Engineering, Value Stream Mapping, TPM, Kaisen and other methodologies.
1) Value Methodology Fundamentals 1
Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (formerly VE Module 1) is a certified course of SAVE International, the international society that governs the content and certification of value practitioners.
Value Management/ Engineering introduces the concepts, history and many examples of Value Management/ Engineering/ (VM/VE) in practice in the public and private sector.
This course will be of benefit to executive, managers, engineers, project managers and business analysts to determine what types of VE/VM studies would be of benefit to your company. For project managers and technical staff, this course will assist in the capabilities of VM/VE to increase value of the project and minimize the potential of cost over runs, scope creep and extension to project schedules.
- What Value Management/ Engineering is and what it is not
- History and Applications
- Key success factors of a good VE/VM workshop
- 6 Step Value Management/Engineering structured process
- Workshop (each session will include a mini‐workshop to give the participants practical experience in each step of the process)
Benefits: Each participant will understand the Value Management/ Engineering structured methodology and will be able to understand how this problem solving methodology can be applied in their workplace. Each participant will be able to be a knowledgeable and effective participant in any Value Management/ Engineering workshops planned by your company.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to write an exam to qualify as a Value Methodology Associate (VMA) which is the first step to becoming a Certified Value Specialist
Duration: 32 hours
Location: Canada (Live on-line course) Eastern Time Zone
Date: August 24-28, 2020 or September 21-25, 2020
Fees: $1550.00. Lunch and refreshments included in registration fees. Group rates available for 3 or more participants
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“Value Engineering has been taught at McGill University for 41 years. During this time over 200 projects have been done with companies. Project outcomes have consistently created innovative solutions, increased value and lowered cost.
The course is certified and recognized as Mod 1 of value engineering training. Lucie Parrot has been the instructor of this course since 1995. She has provided an excellent value engineering experience that has been very beneficial for the students, the projects and their sponsoring companies.”
The use of two simple words “Why” and “How” when developing the FPS allowed us to focus on the needs of our stakeholders rather than their desires. The FPS provides a business with a document that not only identifies its business functions, but also justifies them.”
“Functional Performance Specifications is one of the best tools I have worked with that bridges the communications and technical gaps between user and IT specialists.”
4) Introduction to Value Engineering/Management
This is a 1 day course which introduces the concepts, history and many examples of Value Engineering/ Management (VM/VE) in practice in the public and private sector.
This course will be of benefit to executive, managers and business analysts to determine what types of VE/VM studies would be of benefit to your company. For project managers and technical staff, this course will assist in the capabilities of VM/VE to increase value of the project and minimize the potential of cost over runs, scope creep and extension to project schedules.
This course can be customized to include project specific detail for a project you are considering for VM/VE.
Course Duration: six hours
5) Value Engineering Overview for Project Managers
Description: This course will provide project managers/ client executives with the opportunity to learn the structured Value Engineering process through a combination of instruction and workshop sessions. This will enable the participants to immediately apply the lessons learned in the workplace.
Course Duration: 2 days
6) Lean training and coaching are provided on client specific basis.
All Lean courses are led by Dr. Michael Mladjenovic P.Eng. Contact Dr. Mladjenovic at email@example.com