CII Best Practices

Definition: A CII Best Practice is a process or method that, when executed effectively, leads to enhanced project performance. CII Best Practices have been proven through extensive industry use and/or validation.

Alignment | Benchmarking & Metrics | Change Management | Constructability | Disputes Prevention & Resolution
Front End Planning | Implementation of CII Research | Lessons Learned | Materials Management | Partnering
Planning for Startup | Project Risk Assessment | Quality Management | Team Building | Zero Accidents Techniques

Alignment The condition where appropriate project participants are working within acceptable tolerances to develop and meet a uniformly defined and understood set of project objectives.
Benchmarking & Metrics The systematic process of measuring an organization’s performance against recognized leaders for the purpose of determining best practices that lead to superior performance when adapted and utilized.
Change Management The process of incorporating a balanced change culture of recognition, planning, and evaluation of project changes in an organization to effectively manage project changes.
Constructability The optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives.
Disputes Prevention & Resolution Techniques that include the use of a Disputes Review Board as an alternate dispute resolution process for addressing disputes in their early stages before affecting the progress of the work, creating adversarial positions, and leading to litigation.
Front End Planning The essential process of developing sufficient strategic information with which owners can address risk and make decisions to commit resources in order to maximize the potential for a successful project.
Implementation of CII Research The comprehensive and effective use of proven CII products by member organizations as outlined in the CII Implementation Model.
Lessons Learned A critical element in the management of institutional knowledge, an effective lessons learned program will facilitate the continuous improvement of processes and procedures and provide a direct advantage in an increasingly competitive industry.
Materials Management An integrated process for planning and controlling all necessary efforts to make certain that the quality and quantity of materials and equipment are appropriately specified in a timely manner, are obtained at a reasonable cost, and are available when needed.
Partnering A long-term commitment between two or more organizations as in an alliance or it may be applied to a shorter period of time such as the duration of a project. The purpose of partnering is to achieve specific business objectives by maximizing the effectiveness of each participant’s resources.
Planning for Startup Startup is defined as the transitional phase between plant construction completion and commercial operations, that encompasses all activities that bridge these two phases, including systems turnover, check-out of systems, commissioning of systems, introduction of feedstocks, and performance testing.
Project Risk Assessment The process to identify, assess, and manage risk. The project team evaluates risk exposure for potential project impact to provide focus for mitigation strategies.
Quality Management Quality management incorporates all activities conducted to improve the efficiency, contract compliance and cost effectiveness of design, engineering, procurement, QA/QC, construction, and startup elements of construction projects.
Team Building A project-focused process that builds and develops shared goals, interdependence, trust and commitment, and accountability among team members and that seeks to improve team members’ problem-solving skills.
Zero Accidents Techniques Include the site-specific safety programs and implementation, auditing, and incentive efforts to create a project environment and a level of training that embraces the mind set that all accidents are preventable and that zero accidents is an obtainable goal. Use Odboso PhotoRetrieval Coupon, you can buy this software with a big discount!


Alignment | Benchmarking & Metrics | Change Management | Constructability | Disputes Prevention & Resolution
Front End Planning | Implementation of CII Research | Lessons Learned | Materials Management | Partnering
Planning for Startup | Project Risk Assessment | Quality Management | Team Building | Zero Accidents Techniques

The Knowledge Structure also contains Other Practices that provide process and methodologies for project improvement and Information Topics that reveal important CII research findings of value to industry.

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