MoV® Foundation

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This 2-day interactive MoV Foundation course provides a modular and case-study-driven approach to learning Management of Value (MoV). The core knowledge is structured and comprehensive;…

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Certificate MoV® Foundation
Duration 2 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Languages English

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What is included in MoV® Foundation

Course Description

This 2-day interactive MoV Foundation course provides a modular and case-study-driven approach to learning Management of Value (MoV). The core knowledge is structured and comprehensive; and well-rounded modules cover the methodology and various techniques. A case study is used to help appreciate the relevance of MoV in its practical application.

Course Information

Certification: MoV® Foundation

Duration: 2 Days

Domain: Project and Program Management

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: PEOPLECERT

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


The course will be of benefit to all levels of management including:

  • Corporate Managers – responsible for instigating MoV studies with a view to starting new programs or projects
  • Program Managers – responsible for making sure programs deliver the best value solutions taking into account the views of the stakeholders
  • Project Managers – responsible for delivering products from their projects that represent the best value for money solutions
  • Operational Managers – responsible for undertaking MoV studies to assist in reviewing operational procedures and improving efficiency
  • Any other professionals who have an interest or responsibility for Management of Value within their organization

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of an MoV course candidates should be able to discuss and explain:

  • The main processes and techniques used within MoV and the reasons for using them
  • How MoV may be applied at portfolio, program, project and operational levels
  • The differences in applying MoV at different stages in a project and the expected outputs from a MoV Study at each stage
  • The circumstances under which MoV should be used
  • The concept of value and how value may be improved
  • The main benefits arising from the use of MoV
  • Approaches for implementing MoV
  • How to respond to external and internal influences
  • The principles of embedding MoV into an organization
  • The key topics in document checklists, the toolbox, health check, organizational maturity and individual competence.

Course Outline


Course introduction
Introduction to value management and MoV

  • Value and Value Management
  • Capabilities, Outcomes, Benefits and Disbenefits
  • What is Value?
  • What is Management of Value (MoV)?
  • Why use MoV?
  • Where use MoV?
  • When MoV should be used?
  • What using MoV involve?
  • Selected MoV benefits
  • Relationship with other AXELOS Global Best Practices and Models
  • How MoV fits with other AXELOS Global Best Practice Guides
MoV principles

  • 1. Align with organization’s objectives
  • 2. Focus on functions and required outcomes
  • 3. Balance the variables to maximise value
  • 4. Apply throughout the investment decision
  • 5. Tailor MoV to suit the subject
  • 6. Learn from experience and improve
  • 7. Assign clear roles and responsibilities and build a supportive culture
MoV processes

  • 1. Frame the programme or project
  • 2. Gather information
  • 3. Analyse information
  • 4. Process information
  • 5. Evaluate and select
  • 6. Develop Value Improving Proposals
  • 7. Implement and share outputs
MoV techniques

  • Function Analysis
    • Function Analysis System Technique (FAST)
    • Traditional (or classic) FAST
    • Technical FAST
    • Customer FAST
  • Value Trees
  • Measuring value
    • Value profiling (a.k.a. value benchmarking)
    • Simple multi-attribute rating technique (a.k.a. SMART)
    • Value index
    • Value metrics
    • Value for money (VfM) ratio
    • Value Engineering / Analysis
Recap Day 1


Common techniques used in MoV

  • Analysis of information
    • Benchmarking
    • Process Mapping
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Generating Ideas
    • Brainstorming
  • Evaluation and option selection
    • Option Selection Matrix
    • Idea selection
      • Allocation to Categories
      • Idea Selection Matrix
  • Weighting techniques
    • Paired Comparisons
    • Points Distribution
  • Developing VIPs
    • Developing Proposals
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Building Decisions
  • Implementing VIPs
    • Implementation Plans
    • Feedback
  • Following up
    • Tracking Benefits
Approach to Implementation

  • Generic approach to MoV implementation
  • Plan the MoV activities
  • Understand and articulate value
  • Prioritize value
  • Improve value
  • Quantify value
  • Monitor improvements in value
  • Learn lessons
Environmental factors

  • Portfolio Considerations
  • Programme considerations
  • Project considerations
  • Operational Considerations
Embedding MoV into an organization

  • Benefits of Embedding MoV into an organization
  • MoV Policy
  • MoV Policy – Composition
  • Embedding MoV into an organisation – Key steps
  • Suggested MoV Management Structure
  • Overcoming barriers
  • We do it anyway
  • It takes up too much time
  • We can’t afford to make the changes
  • What’s in it for me?
  • Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke
  • Fixed returns on investment
MoV products

  • Briefing Meeting Agenda (A.1)
  • Communications Checklist (A.2)
  • Equipment list for an Effective Study/Workshop (A.3)
  • Invitation to join the Study Team (A.4)
  • Option Evaluation Matrix (A.5)
  • Plan the Study (A.6)
  • Recording Idea Selection (A.7)
  • Reporting Study outputs (A.8)
  • Scoping the Study (A.9)
  • Study or Workshop Handbook (A.10)
  • Value-Improvement Proposal Forms (A.11)
  • Value Improvement Tracking Report (A.12)
MoV toolbox
MoV health check and maturity model

  • P3M3 Maturity Model
  • MoV Maturity Model (aligned with P3M3)
Recap Day 2

Available Courseware For MoV® Foundation


Instructor Package

Includes a slide deck suitable for Classroom and Virtual Classroom delivery, instructor notes to guide the trainer through the course delivery, and a version of the Coursebook.


Learner Coursebook

Coursebook with all the relevant information required for the learner to take and pass the exam.


Course Agenda

Sample agendas for running successful Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Blended Classroom sessions.

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