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MoV® Definition

MoV® Principles, Processes and Techniques

Based around seven principles, the delivery of Management of Value (MoV®) is through seven key processes and supported by an array of techniques.

MoV Principles

Derived from long-standing practice and experience the seven principles represent the factors most instrumental in delivering success. Whilst the application of these principles is not intended to be prescriptive, they are obligatory for good practice in MoV® applications.

  1. Align with organizational objectives
    MoV applications fully align with your organization’s strategic objectives.
  2. Focus on functions and required outcomes
    MoV focuses on the functions that are necessary and sufficient in order to deliver the required programme and project outcomes and outputs in terms that clarify what value means for the organization, so providing the basis for making decisions that lead to maximum value.
  3. Balance the variables to maximize value
    MoV engages with all key stakeholders, reconciling their objectives to balance benefits and their delivery against the total use of resources, thereby maximizing value.
  4. Apply throughout the investment decision
    Applied through all stages of the total lifecycle of the programme or project, the focus of MoV will evolve as it Moves from stage to stage
  5. Tailor to suit the subject
    The project’s environment, size, complexity, criticality and risk is used to tailor MoV to suit the subject perfectly.
  6. Learn from experience and improve
    MoV applications encourage learning from experience and improvement by recording previous experience, creating an audit trail of decisions and actions and sharing lessons across all projects.
  7. Assign clear roles and responsibilities to build a supportive culture
    Clearly defined roles and responsibilities support MoV applications. The organizational structure should engage the business, user and supplier stakeholder interests to build a supportive, value-adding culture.

MoV® Processes
MoV® is delivered in programmes or projects through seven groups of processes that are described in more detail in Chapter 3 of Management of Value (2010 Edition), ISBN 9780113312764. The seven main headings for MoV processes are:

  1. Frame the programme or project 
    This examines how MoV informs the business case, supplementing existing information via specialist techniques.
  2. Gather information
    Includes procuring information relating to the project, collecting the expectations from the MoV study, identifying suitable MoV team members, identifying and understanding stakeholders’ needs and other project-related information.
  3. Analyse information 
    Analysing the gathered information to form useful input to the MoV study.
  4. Process information 
    Work with the MoV team to use the above input information to develop innovative and value-improving proposals.
  5. Evaluate and select 
    Select the proposals that have most potential for practical and beneficial implementation.
  6. Develop value-improving proposals 
    Work-up the outline proposals, into fully developed recommendations for presentation to decision-making management.
  7. Implement and share outputs 
    Develop the plan for implementing accepted value improvement proposals and monitoring progress. Gathering lessons learned and sharing with others in the organization for continuous improvement.

MoV Techniques

MoV can implement many different techniques. For ease of reference, these are divided into two broad categories:

MoV-specific techniques

Techniques that are either unique or core to MoV. These include Function Analysis and the use of Value Trees and derivatives to assess value for money.

Common techniques used in MoV

Techniques commonly used with – but not exclusive to – MoV. For example, Earned Value Management (EVM) is a useful way to measure project performance, but many other guidances, frameworks and methodologies also use it.

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