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Title: IR268-2 - PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index -- Infrastructure Projects, Version 4.0
Publication Date: 10/1/2013
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 145
This third and final volume of the popular PDRI series, the PDRI•Infrastructure addresses the complexity and variability of infrastructure projects. Considerations for revamp and renovation projects are included. Contains 68 scope definition elements in an easy-to-use score sheet format. The PDRI•Infrastructure is one of the best tools for measuring the completeness of project scope definition on infrastructure projects of all sizes and types.

Includes an automated score sheet (macro-enabled Excel® file).

Version 4.0 features minor changes to the text, stylistic revisions of the software tool (to make it match companion products), and significant improvements of its spreadsheet functions.
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Abstract

Welcome to the fourth edition of the PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index – Infrastructure Projects, a document developed by the CII Research Team 268, PDRI for Infrastructure Projects. The significant software revisions of this edition were a part of a larger CII effort to revise and update all of the tools included in Implementation Resource 213-3, Version 4.0, The CII Front End Planning Toolkit.

Because it focuses on infrastructure projects, this PDRI tool filled a gap in CII’s front end planning body of knowledge. With the original release of this publication, CII completed the “trilogy” of planning tools focused on major capital projects, the other two of which are Implementation Resource 113-2, PDRI for Industrial Projects, and Implementation Resource 155-2, PDRI for Building Projects. Each of these three resources complements the others and will be applicable to most capital projects being constructed today, both new construction and renovation projects. Indeed, infrastructure planners will undoubtedly use a combination of these three tools, depending on the horizontal/vertical construction mix of their particular programs.

In addition to this publication, an updated macro-enabled spreadsheet helps project teams assess their projects. This Excel® file can be downloaded from the CII online store, along with this publication, or found in the enclosed CD.