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Beyond FAST - Applying 21st Century Function Models, Tools & Techniques
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/7/2020
Where: United States

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2020 Virtual Value Summit -- Pre-Summit Workshop

Beyond FAST - Applying 21st Century Function Models, Tools and Techniques

Instructors: Bruce Lenzer, CVS-Life, FSAVE, CQM/OE, CLA, CAQMSA (Synergy Value Solutions, LLC) and James McCuish (Pinnacle Results LLC)

PDUs: 7.5 hours
Core Competencies:

  • Team Facilitation
  • Function Analysis

This workshop covers 21st century function modeling tools and techniques to optimize and value improve products, projects and processes. Successful Improvement Teams’ delivery has become more complex and demanding in a volatile environment of ever tighter margins that involve a spectra of risks to consider. A variety of risks which matter can be identified and represented in the context of one or more of these function models.

This full day workshop, including example exercises, is designed for all practitioners of value engineering, optimization, quality, as well as process and project improvement desiring to learn more regarding different types and styles of Function Modeling and innovative applications of Function Analysis System Technique (FAST). Participants will be introduced to intermediate and advanced fundamentals of function science, interfacing business processes, organizations and optimizing project delivery with FAST models. In addition, contemporary tools will be shared in building Process Cost Models.

Innovations to model cost will be shared and explained, interfacing labor and materials cost to simulate as-is and to-be changes surrounding a proposed improvement. Interfacing these components of cost to function broadens the analytical capability for value, quality, process and project improvement practitioners in government and industry.

The workshop will also explain and conduct practice exercises addressing Organization Function FAST associated with Project Planning, Schedule Optimization and Change Management. Organizational FAST is a pragmatic application of the FAST tool which provides characterization and visualization so Project Teams and Management can agree on the way forward and resources required to achieve organizational success. Organizational FAST also provides a simple, yet elegant, method to drive down the detail of the Organizational Functions to be achieved in the System.

It exhibits the interfaces and dependencies with clarity as well as differentiates the “As we do it state” from the “As we should do it state.” In addition, it supports assignment of Roles & Accountabilities. A tangible graphic representation helps prove the understandings developed in the Teams’ System Thinking work does exist, and which will be referenced in a consistent and repeatable business process. The graphic representation also serves as a reference point for discussions with new team members, other internal Organizations, Clients, & Contractors. These Organizational Maps may be “dimensioned” in a variety of ways to leverage additional enhancements adding to the understanding of value between the project teams, customers and clients.

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