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Use PDRI, a tool to handle complex, nonagile projects - from PMI EMEA Congress

Categories: EMEA, EMEA

Presented by Joy Gumz

Scope definition is like iceberg

You don't know all about the project until the end, when it's to late to make decisions...

  • 5% to 15% of resources are spent inplanning
  • 2% to 20% in design
  • 65% to 93% in construction

Problem: what if there is a change to the project in the middle or at the end of the project? It will make a major impact.

PDRI

When you cannot go agile, here is the tool you should use. It's called PDRI: project definition rating index. It comes from the construction industry in 1996 in the oil & gaz industry in Texas. It is based on questions:

  1. Are we doing the right project?
    1. business strategy
    2. owner philosophy
    3. project requirements
  2. Are we doing the right requirements? and Are we doing the right project?
    1. site information (where it's built)
    2. building programming
    3. building and project design parameters (large? complex building?)
    4. equipment 
  3. Do we have the right project management approach?
    1. procurement strategy
    2. deliverables
    3. project control
    4. project executions plan

Each element is rated from 5 (incomplete or poor) to 1 (complete). At the end, the goal is to have the lowest score (< = 200) between 70 and 1000. It's better if the assessor is not the PM.

Risk: PDRI is not a project manger assessement. Some people hide the information not to be evaluated. 

Benefits

  • Perform the right project
  • Higher probability of meeting cost and schedule
  • Lower percentage of change order
  • Improve predictibility
  • Consensus between project stakeholders
  • Handle complex projects, large projects
  • ...

Who uses PDRI:

Saudi Aramco, Chevron, Nasa, Bechtel, ABB Lumus, Black and Veatch, KBR, Aecom, Exxon-Mobile...

Posted by Yves Cavarec on: May 01, 2017 08:33 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)
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