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Title: IR113-2 - PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index -- Industrial Projects, Version 4.2
Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 103
The PDRI•Industrial Projects is one of the best tools for measuring the completeness of project scope definition on industrial projects. This best-selling, notebook-style toolkit considers revamp and renovation, as well as project security issues. Its easy-to-use score sheet is based on the tool's checklist of 70 scope definition elements.

Version 4.2 features software update to resolve minor errors.
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Welcome to the fourth edition of PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index – Industrial Projects. The first edition of this document was developed and written by the CII Front End Planning Research Team and published in 1996. In 2006, the CII Support for Pre-Project Planning Project Team reviewed and updated all CII front end planning documentation, including that first edition. The team drew upon materials from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Study performed by CII, and the collective knowledge of research team members. The resulting update (the second edition) significantly clarified the methods for using the PDRI–Industrial Projects tool, discussed tool usage by both owner and contractor organizations, and referenced security and sustainability issues.

The Front End Planning for Renovation/Revamp Research Team later revisited the second edition to clarify its usage on renovation projects and to provide specific comments on needed front end planning efforts for renovation projects. In addition, the team developed a macro-enabled spreadsheet to accompany this book that allows the project team to score projects automatically.

In this most current version, the team fixed minor bugs in the scoring software and made significant changes to the functionality of the spreadsheets, also reformatting them to match the features of subsequently released PDRIs for buildings and infrastructure projects. The research team believes that with these changes, this fourth edition significantly improves the usability of the PDRI– Industrial Projects tool.