SVS Methodology

The SVS strategy for creating value for our clients is simple and reliable and has been demonstrated to consistently deliver the “best value” solution for planning capital investments, launching start-up businesses, integrating mergers & acquisitions, and recovering distressed projects or enterprises. It’s all about getting the right resources, doing the right things right, i.e., bringing the people, processes, and tools together to develop and execute an integrated value improvement plan.

We start by assessing the client’s needs and assembling a capable cross-functional team of appropriate subject matter experts to study the value proposition.  Depending on the type of engagement, e.g., capital project or private equity portfolio company acquisition, a typical team composition would include industry professionals proficient in value engineering, financial analysis, project management, business process re-engineering, and organizational development.

Our team will then work inclusively and collaboratively with key stakeholders, employing the proprietary SVS Value Facilitation methodology and decision-making process. All enterprise functions and processes are systematically mapped and examined to determine their true worth and “should cost” expense. A facilitated brainstorming session identifies and prioritizes value improvement ideas, and an economic Pareto analysis of “best value” ideas is performed. Throughout this structured process, we proactively strive to optimize the realization of the client’s value proposition.

Finally, we produce an integrated Value Improvement Program Plan which reflects the findings of our study in prioritized value action plans, allocates and integrates stakeholder resources, and provides milestones for visibility and control of project execution.


    • Value Engineering Studies
    • Value Planning Studies
    • Value Program Development
    • Functional Analysis Program Development
    • Capital Program Management / Cost Control Strategies
    • Integrated Risk Management
    • Project Initiation Workshops
    • Value Traning Workshops
    • VECP Development and Processing Support
    • Constructability Reviews
    • Partnering Workshops
    • Strategic Planning Workshops
    • Organizational and Process Improvement Workshops
    • Decision-Making Workshops
    • Alternatives Evaluation Workshops
    • Design-Build RFP Evaluation Workshops