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Title: EM213-21 - Front End Planning - Instructor's Guide
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Product Type: Education Module
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 0
Capital project delivery is greatly affected by the quality of the front end planning effort. This process has become a key focus of many organizations in recent years. All projects have unique risks that must be addressed to ensure that the project is the correct venture for the sponsoring organization, that the important scope issues are set to form a good design basis, and that the execution approach is addressed to allow the project team to smoothly transition through the design process, construction and into effective startup and operations. An effective, structured front end planning process will therefore facilitate project success. Research conducted by the CII indicates that effective front end planning can set the stage for:
  • better cost performance, including more predictable estimates and reduced project cost
  • reduced project schedules
  • fewer project changes
  • better operational performance
  • a reduced chance of project disasters
CII has developed a process and several tools that, if employed can significantly improve risk the front end process on projects. This education module provides the venue for teaching the process, while at the same time giving an overview of the process.

Education modules are not available for download from the Internet.

This publication contains:
  • PowerPoint® presentation files
  • IR213-3, Front End Planning Process, Version 2.0

Module Length: 8 hours


Abstract

Capital project delivery is greatly affected by the quality of the front end planning effort. This process has become a key focus of many organizations in recent years. All projects have unique risks that must be addressed to ensure that the project is the correct venture for the sponsoring organization, that the important scope issues are set to form a good design basis, and that the execution approach is addressed to allow the project team to smoothly transition through the design process, construction and into effective startup and operations. An effective, structured front end planning process will therefore facilitate project success. Research conducted by the CII indicates that effective front end planning can set the stage for:

  • better cost performance, including more predictable estimates and reduced project cost
  • reduced project schedules
  • fewer project changes
  • better operational performance
  • a reduced chance of project disasters

 

CII has developed a process and several tools that, if employed can significantly improve risk the front end process on projects. This education module provides the venue for teaching the process, while at the same time giving an overview of the process.