Best Practices

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Below is a collection of best practices around the core areas that our industry needs to improve in the most:

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COAA Best Practices

Project Planning Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Front End Planning CII Measured – High Measured
Constructability CII 4-7% impact cost and schedule Unknown
Modularization CII Identified but not quantified -High Unknown
Industrial Modularization CII Identified but not quantified -High Unknown
Workface Planning and Advanced Work Packaging COAA Estimated High ~14% Estimated 0.5-2%
Project Rework Reduction Tool COAA Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Stage Gate Review CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Scope Planning CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Work Breakdown Structure CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Project Scheduling CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Estimating CDC Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown
Project Management Plan CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Implementation Planning CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Earned Value CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown
Status Reporting CDC Unmeasured, Medium Impact Unknown

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Risk Management Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Project Risk Assessment CII Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown
Probabilistic Risk Assessment CII Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown
Risk Management CDC Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown

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Collaboration Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Partnering CII 10% Cost, 50% Quality, 20% Schedule Unmeasured
Alignment CII Unmeasured, High Impact Unmeasured
Team Communication CII Proven Better Communication has impact Unknown
Team Building CII Measured, inside report Measured, inside report
Dispute Resolution CII Avoiding costly claims unknown, setting up boards
Contractor Prequal. COAA Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown
Communication Management CDC Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown
Issue Management CDC Unmeasured, High Impact Unknown

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Skills and Competencies Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Competency Verification COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
Apprenticeship COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
Apprentice Mentoring COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
Essential Skills COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
She Works COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
Foreman Skills Development Tool COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured
Absenteeism Tracking Tool COAA Unmeasured Unmeasured

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Change Management Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Project Change Management CII Unmeasured Unmeasured
Benchmarking Best Practices CII Measures all BP’s Measures all BP’s
Project Change Management CDC Unmeasured Unmeasured
Implementation Planning CDC Unmeasured Unmeasured
Lessons Learned CDC Unmeasured Unmeasured

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Value Improving Best Practices

Best Practice Source Benefit Cost
Optimizing Engineering Value CII Targeting 80% cost growths due to design deviations Varies depending on strategy
Constructability Reviews CII 4.3% project cost, 7.3% schedule 10% of savings
Design for Maintainability CII Wide-ranging benefits Unmeasured
Value Improving Practices VIPs IPA Unmeasured, high impact Unmeasured

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