Business and Project Processes

Knowledge Area Definition

Business and project processes or methods are collections of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product. These can often be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities with decision points or a process matrix as a sequence of activities with rules based on data in the process.

Value Proposition

Business and Project Processes entails multiple CII research practices, each striving to improve EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) processes and drive project performance.

  • Implementation is a CII Best Practice-focused on the comprehensive and effective use of proven CII products by member organizations.Effective implementation results in improved work processes, enhanced professional development, improved competitive position and the opportunity to improve the organization’s ROI.
  • Lessons Learned is a CII Best Practice that shares knowledge gained from experience, successful or otherwise, for the purpose of improving future performance.An effective lessons learned program is a critical element in the management of institutional knowledge.
  • Several research efforts have focused on the challenges of the global construction industry and the ability for CII member companies to effectively deploy proven practices in the global market place to improve their competitiveness.
  • Other CII research has focused on very specific Business/Project Processes areas.
    • Innovation is the key to business growth and success.CII’s focus on innovation extends from project delivery, to re-engineering the EPC process to how to enhance innovation in the construction industry to improve the cost effectiveness of the industry.
    • Value management is a key component of any industry and it is critically important that CII members effectively demonstrate the value they provide, from engineering through startup.
    • Small project execution identifies proven practices for members to use to improve small project performance.

Early CII research presents very good primer material on effective project execution strategies, standards and construction techniques to improve project performance..

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