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Strategy

VMS Value Strategy

The answers to questions like “Why is this the way it is?” and “Why can’t we try a different way?” form the basis of all strategy. Our approach is founded on the tenacity to continually ask why in order to help our clients develop effective strategies and implement them to fully realize value.

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Innovation

Our clients look to us to help them innovate

VMS has the leadership, thinking, and approach to help our clients get the most out of their most valuable resource – their own people. Our clients look to us to help them innovate in the products and services they offer and the processes they use to achieve success.

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Focus

To maintain sharp focus on total value, VMS adopts a broad vision. Our clients rely on this vision to help identify what is important in order to establish the right priorities. The sophisticated analytical tools and facilitation methods we employ help our clients manage risks appropriately and realistically and make decisions that will lead to better value.

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Leadership

Value Leadership Compass

Our passion for value keeps our clients coming back to VMS for support and direction in achieving their goals. At its core, VMS uses Value Methodology to help our clients improve the value of the projects, products, and services they deliver. The value framework demands attention to performance, cost, time, and risk and aligns these to customer priorities. It’s this framework that can solve virtually any problem and optimize the value of any project. Let us help guide you in the direction of success for your project, process, or organization.

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E-learning

VMS E-Learning Training

VMS offers exciting and innovative courses that will provide learners from any discipline a knowledge base in Value Engineering, Value Methodology, Risk Management, or our own Value Metrics. As a PMI® Registered Education Provider, several of our courses are approved for Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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Publications

Our staff literally wrote the books on Value Optimization and Risk Management. Also, these books are used as the foundation for our training programs and the processes we proudly advance at VMS.

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Locations

VMS now has offices across the US and in Japan. We have offices in the US in:
-Escondido, California (San Diego Metro) Headquarters
-Portland (OR)
-Seattle
-Sacramento
-Chicago
-Kansas City
-Las Vegas
-Grand Junction

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The VMS Approach

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 value of their projects and business. VMS services and techniques are structured to address all or any part of the value optimization process and designed to assist at any time, from project planning through implementation.

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Value Metrics

Developed by VMS and continuously refined as one of our core techniques, Value Metrics provides a standardized means of identifying, defining, evaluating, and measuring performance. Once this has been achieved and costs for all value alternatives have been developed, measuring value is a relatively simple matter.

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Value Optimization

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.

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