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Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)
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Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) - Have you heard about this term?

I found it to be a quite interesting topic.
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Found this over the net and just heard a great webinar...

The Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) is a methodology used by capital projects to measure the degree of scope definition, identify gaps, and take appropriate actions to reduce risk during front end planning. PDRI is used at multiple stages in the front end planning process.
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can you post the reference to the webinar? or its restricted to ....
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jul 26, 2016 8:37 PM
George Lewis
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Hi Vincent - The live webinar is past, so you may have to wait for them to post it on-demand, but surely this link reference will surely help you.

http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...ction-Projects.

How to access the webinar: - Go to http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...uction-Projects -

We appreciate your interest in Improve Scope Definition and Reduce Risk in Capital Construction Projects. Please visit http://www.ProjectManagement.com/ for further information on webinars and professional development opportunities.

Thank you,
ProjectManagement.com Customer Service
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Jul 26, 2016 8:30 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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can you post the reference to the webinar? or its restricted to ....
Hi Vincent - The live webinar is past, so you may have to wait for them to post it on-demand, but surely this link reference will surely help you.

http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...ction-Projects.

How to access the webinar: - Go to http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...uction-Projects -

We appreciate your interest in Improve Scope Definition and Reduce Risk in Capital Construction Projects. Please visit http://www.ProjectManagement.com/ for further information on webinars and professional development opportunities.

Thank you,
ProjectManagement.com Customer Service
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Jul 27, 2016 10:42 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Inside Project Management! Thanks
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I would like to know if anyone has already used this approach in their real life experiences...
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1 reply by Eduardo Fernandini
May 15, 2019 7:52 AM
Eduardo Fernandini
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I use it all the time, even it is a "go and not go indicator" in gate 3 (before desing). I am certified PDRI facilitator. I have use in many projects, building, water plant, greenfield and brownfield projects in refinery and different industries. It a great tool for risk, aligment stakeholders, improve scope definition project, even for stop project.
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PRDI is a concept started by the Construction Industry Institute and is geared to capital construction type projects mainly. See the abstract of its definition below. More info can be found at:
https://kb.construction-institute.org/know...68/pubs/ir268-2

You probably need to be a member of the Construction Industry Institute to access the best practices section.

Abstract
Welcome to the fourth edition of the PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index – Infrastructure Projects, a document developed by the CII Research Team 268, PDRI for Infrastructure Projects. The significant software revisions of this edition were a part of a larger CII effort to revise and update all of the tools included in Implementation Resource 213-3, Version 4.0, The CII Front End Planning Toolkit.

Because it focuses on infrastructure projects, this PDRI tool filled a gap in CII’s front end planning body of knowledge. With the original release of this publication, CII completed the “trilogy” of planning tools focused on major capital projects, the other two of which are Implementation Resource 113-2, PDRI for Industrial Projects, and Implementation Resource 155-2, PDRI for Building Projects. Each of these three resources complements the others and will be applicable to most capital projects being constructed today, both new construction and renovation projects. Indeed, infrastructure planners will undoubtedly use a combination of these three tools, depending on the horizontal/vertical construction mix of their particular programs.

In addition to this publication, an updated macro-enabled spreadsheet helps project teams assess their projects. This Excel® file can be downloaded from the CII online store, along with this publication, or found in the enclosed CD.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jul 27, 2016 5:41 AM
George Lewis
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Robert, thanks... Let me check it out and get back with comments.
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Jul 26, 2016 11:27 PM
Replying to Robert Manke
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PRDI is a concept started by the Construction Industry Institute and is geared to capital construction type projects mainly. See the abstract of its definition below. More info can be found at:
https://kb.construction-institute.org/know...68/pubs/ir268-2

You probably need to be a member of the Construction Industry Institute to access the best practices section.

Abstract
Welcome to the fourth edition of the PDRI: Project Definition Rating Index – Infrastructure Projects, a document developed by the CII Research Team 268, PDRI for Infrastructure Projects. The significant software revisions of this edition were a part of a larger CII effort to revise and update all of the tools included in Implementation Resource 213-3, Version 4.0, The CII Front End Planning Toolkit.

Because it focuses on infrastructure projects, this PDRI tool filled a gap in CII’s front end planning body of knowledge. With the original release of this publication, CII completed the “trilogy” of planning tools focused on major capital projects, the other two of which are Implementation Resource 113-2, PDRI for Industrial Projects, and Implementation Resource 155-2, PDRI for Building Projects. Each of these three resources complements the others and will be applicable to most capital projects being constructed today, both new construction and renovation projects. Indeed, infrastructure planners will undoubtedly use a combination of these three tools, depending on the horizontal/vertical construction mix of their particular programs.

In addition to this publication, an updated macro-enabled spreadsheet helps project teams assess their projects. This Excel® file can be downloaded from the CII online store, along with this publication, or found in the enclosed CD.
Robert, thanks... Let me check it out and get back with comments.
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ming to develop a generic, user-friendly preproject planning tool, a multi-disciplinary research team at the Construction Industry Institute (CII) has developed a Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) to address this need. Specifically, the PDRI for buildings is a comprehensive checklist of 64 scope definition elements weighted according to their relative importance and presented in a score sheet format. Similar to an earlier version developed for industrial projects, the PDRI provides a means for an individual or team to evaluate the status of a building project during pre project planning with a score corresponding to its level of definition .The primary benefit of PDRI is to simplify complexity and provide an understandable, numeric score which is actionable. This score can be used in comparison to the benchmark score: 200. It is a checklist that a project team can use to determine key areas are addressed when defining the project scope
It provides standardized scope definition terminology
It is a standard tool for rating the completeness of the project scope definition package to facilitate risk assessment and prediction of escalation ideally reducing disputes
It provides a means to monitor progress at various stages during the front-end planning / front-end loading efforts
It is a tool that aids in communication, facilitates conversation, and promotes alignment between owners and design contractors by highlighting poorly defined areas in a scope definition package
It provides a mechanism for project team members to recognize and reconcile differences using a common basis for project evaluation
It can be used as a training tool for organizations and individuals throughout the industry to understand the importance of certain aspects of a project
It can be used for benchmarking to compare performance of past projects, either within the organization and externally, in order to predict the probability of success on future projects
In short, PDRI is a metric that all building, engineering and industrial project managers should use during front-end planning to better define scope and reduce risk. One of our clients, the US Army Corps of Engineers started to require its use in 2010.
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Jul 26, 2016 8:37 PM
Replying to George Lewis
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Hi Vincent - The live webinar is past, so you may have to wait for them to post it on-demand, but surely this link reference will surely help you.

http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...ction-Projects.

How to access the webinar: - Go to http://www.ProjectManagement.com/webinars/...uction-Projects -

We appreciate your interest in Improve Scope Definition and Reduce Risk in Capital Construction Projects. Please visit http://www.ProjectManagement.com/ for further information on webinars and professional development opportunities.

Thank you,
ProjectManagement.com Customer Service
Inside Project Management! Thanks
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Jul 26, 2016 8:40 PM
Replying to George Lewis
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I would like to know if anyone has already used this approach in their real life experiences...
I use it all the time, even it is a "go and not go indicator" in gate 3 (before desing). I am certified PDRI facilitator. I have use in many projects, building, water plant, greenfield and brownfield projects in refinery and different industries. It a great tool for risk, aligment stakeholders, improve scope definition project, even for stop project.
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1 reply by George Lewis
May 15, 2019 9:43 AM
George Lewis
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Thanks for your comments, very interesting...
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May 15, 2019 7:52 AM
Replying to Eduardo Fernandini
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I use it all the time, even it is a "go and not go indicator" in gate 3 (before desing). I am certified PDRI facilitator. I have use in many projects, building, water plant, greenfield and brownfield projects in refinery and different industries. It a great tool for risk, aligment stakeholders, improve scope definition project, even for stop project.
Thanks for your comments, very interesting...

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