Value Analysis

Value Analysis

Your challenges

Your challenges

  • Reducing the cost of your projet d’investissement industriel
  • Designing to a cost target
  • Finding the optimum scenario for your project in both technical and financial terms

Your goals

  • Analysing and challenging every aspect of the project’s definition, from goals to technical solutions, and its organisation, project team, schedule and cost breakdown
  • Defining criteria specific to your project that will help to decide the optimum scenario
  • Receiving support in examining the different possible solutions
  • Ensuring that optimisations reduce overall cost = investment cost + operating cost
Your goals
Our method

Our method

Value Analysis is a standardised method and part of Management par la Valeur,in accordance with the EN 12973 standard. Our method is based on the stages of the standard:

  • A preparatory phase involving the contracting party and the project manager, defining the goals and scope of the Value Analysis/li>
  • A working group phase – involving customers (or their in-house representatives), contracting party and project manager representatives and in-house specialists – using creativity to challenge all aspects of the industrial project: goals, scope, constraints, functions, solutions, organisation, schedule, cost breakdown etc.
  • Producing a list of potential variants
  • Support in the study of the variants based on objective criteria
  • Constructing an optimum scenario

Our approach

Because the objectives – the customers’ needs – determine the scale of the project, Value Analysis must begin by optimising the needs, a potential source of considerable cost reductions, before optimising the project’s functions and technical solutions, where the margins for potential savings are narrower.
This is why our consultancy approach is based on:

  • Understanding the specific features of your business sector and the context of your project
  • Bringing together everyone involved in the project, from customer representatives to operational staff, to question them and get them working together
  • Challenging all the aspects of the project with the working group, with no preconceived ideas about the “right” and “wrong” solutions
  • Adapting the Value Analysis method to enable a dynamic, participatory intervention and optimise the results achieved
  • Reaching a consensus on the optimum scenario among everyone involved in the project
Our approach

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Contact us
To optimise your projects and processes, contact  Cécile Danion Project & Process Optimisation Consultant & coach OPTIDIA 4B rue de la Doulline 69340 Francheville - France T +33 (0)6 43 57 40 19 @ Retrouvez-moi sur Viadeo Retrouvez-moi sur Linkedin
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My goals: adapting to your context, establishing a relationship of trust while asking tough questions, bringing my high standards and rigour to every mission you entrust to me.

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Targeting continuous improvement and quality for her clients, Cécile Danion, industrial project management and process performance consultant and founder of Optidia, is a certified member of the AQCERA consultants' network, the Association of Consultancy Quality – labels
Standardised methods
  • Value Management
  • Project risk management

Good preparation before the workshops. [...] During the workshop, very good grasp of the subject. Good soft skills during the workshops (you challenge without being brusque) […]"VT, portfolio manager, pharmaceutical industry

Quickly understood the problem and the context of the company. Asked relevant questions and respected the timetable and deadlines defined" AG, project manager, process industry.

Adapted the approach to the audience […] great flexibility in how the meeting unfolded." FL, project manager, metallurgy industry