Value management on megaprojects
If you’ve ever heard the term ‘value engineering’ and instantly thought ‘cost cutting’, Karlene Agard is here to change your mind. Karlene works in risk and value management for megaprojects, making sure organisations optimise both the financial and non-financial benefits of investment in major projects.
Misconceptions can be a big problem for value management professionals but with between 70 and 90 per cent of megaprojects running over time and over budget, their work has never been more important.
In this podcast, Karlene shares her secrets for saving time and money without compromising results.
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Karlene Agard is Director and Senior Risk and Value Management Consultant for Aravun, helping project teams direct megaprojects using risk and value management. She has extensive experience in the transport sector, having worked on several multi-million and multi-billion pound projects, including Thameslink and Crossrail 2.
She is on the steering committee for the Institute of Risk Management Risk Agenda 2025 and the Value Management Committee within the APM. She has a Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick.
You can connect with Karlene on LinkedIn.