Conception et pilotage par la valeur de projets et systèmes complexes
Value Engineering of Complex Projects and Systems
lie at the core of every project or organisation. Value analysis aims at improving a product’s, a project’s or a system’s performance by identifying which functions create or destroy value (be it economic, social, environmental, …).
Things get more intricate
if the project / the system involves multiple stakeholders, each of them driven by its own, sometimes diverging (if not mutually exclusive!) interests measured on its own value scale – as is often the case, including within one single organisation – resulting in:
loss of transparency,
or downright illegibility.
It all becomes really complex
(see the animation below) as soon as stakeholders:
exchange value between each other;
and/or measure their expectations on several value scales;
and/or take part in the same functions and processes, thus share means and costs;
in the end, adjust their own behaviour in view of their partners’ or the whole system’s response – which happens more often than not -.
At that stage no simple analysis tool can deal with the system’s complexity: only through a systemic approach can an acceptable level of clarity be retrieved.
(Click on right and left arrows to view the animation)
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Combining and articulating in a most simple manner
value analysis on one hand
and systemic approach on the other
is our approach’s core principle.
Thanks to that dual approach, it is possible:
to represent and model exchanges, value creation and destruction among a group of stakeholders involved in one given complex project or system,
to set up its overall balance in a legible and shareable form,
to identify margins of improvement and fields of innovation,
to ensure choice traceability while keeping a global vision in the process,
to eventually maximise the creation of value.
To do so,
we leverage on a flexible, simple and robust method of value-driven design, analysis and monitoring of complex organisations, projects and systems.
Our method is easily seizable and based on a collaborative approach.
It has been developed by the Industrial Engineering Department at CentraleSupélec, one of France’s top Grandes Écoles and a member of Université Paris-Saclay.
We work in partnership with that institution in order to promote the use of the method.