Alison Attebery

Value Metrics
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The ability to assimilate scope, performance, cost, schedule, and risk into meaningful models greatly helps managers make the important decisions needed to be successful in today’s economy. The Value Metrics Model reflects the observations of the project stakeholders and team studying...
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The VMS Approach
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To truly improve and optimize a project, our clients benefit most from a holistic approach of analysis and assessment of all of the factors in the VMS approach. This is what allows VMS to deliver solutions that can optimize the...
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Functions
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Value optimization requires a special understanding of the reasons for why things exist, each of which is called a “function.” The analysis of functions allows cost, time, performance, and risk to be correlated in a way that reveals hidden insight. These...
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Cost and Time
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You can’t consider one without the other. Whether your organization manufactures produces, delivers services, or designs and constructs projects, resources are always precious, and there never seems to be enough time or money. Effective value management requires attention to both total...
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What is value leadership?
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Value leadership means integrating the Value Methodology into our core technique to help our clients optimize the projects, products, and services they deliver. It means offering the framework to solve virtually any problem and optimize the value of any project. It means being structured...
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Value Optimization
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Value is composed of four elements, each of which asks an important question: How well? How much? How long? How certain? Value optimization requires answers to these questions in the form of good alternatives to choose from. The broad range of services that...
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Study Led by VMS Wins 2013 Best Value Engineering Study of the Year
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On February 14, the Caltrans Value Analysis Program selected the I-10 Express Lanes Widening Project in Caltrans’ District 8 as the recipient of the Federal Highway Administration/Caltrans “Value Engineering Study of the Year” Award for 2013.
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Just the Facts… about VE
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VMS Certified Value Specialists Mark Watson and Greg Brink were presenters at Association of General Contractors Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) 2014 Estimating Academy in Kansas City, Missouri in February. The CLC provides an open forum to foster a strong network...
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Federal government adopts Value Engineering policy to improve program and project value to the taxpayer
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The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued the final revisions to Circular No. A-131, Value Engineering. The Circular was published in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013.  Program and project management professionals should take interest in...
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