Planck E International B.V. performs Independent Technical Assessments (ITA) in specific objectives being conducted by multinationals in Latin America (principally Brazil).
By engaging an independent third-party, free of conflict of interest, to assess a particular area within an organization, objectivity is preserved. What distinguishes different assessments is their purpose, scope of areas assessed, how urgent they are, whether solutions and recommendations are expected and
what skills or expertise are required. ITAs include both technical and programmatic or management and business aspects of the situation.
You may request Planck E's "ITA Procedure to Conducting Independent Technical Assessments" for a better understanding of our proposed service or
contact us for a non-binding offer.
The following types of ITAs are performed by Planck E professionals:
Red Holistic Assessment
The objective of a Red Holistic Assessment is trouble-shooting. This kind of assessment is often employed when a specific objective has experienced significant unforeseen incidents, or has
suspected problems or critical risks that need urgent attention to keep the specific objective
on track. For instance, a Red Holistic Assessment might be employed when a specific objective
undergoes one or more cost overruns, schedule slips, or performance shortfalls. The
purpose of the Red Holistic Technical Expert (RHTE) can be to evaluate what the problem is and/or the source of
the problem. In many cases, the RHTE may be asked to determine how the specific objective
can best recover. RHTEs are usually on a tight schedule (two to three weeks at
most), their existence was not anticipated in the specific objective’s plans and therefore not
funded, and they must produce a report quickly to validate risks and propose an
approach to alleviate or eliminate the problem.
Blue Holistic Assessment
Blue Holistic Technical Experts (BHTE) are pro-active experts whose purpose is to prevent problems from occurring.
They provide a broad assessment of specific objective health and a plan for meeting a future goal.
They are scheduled well in advance of milestones for a specific objective, such as reviews or
product deliveries, to give a specific objective time to make the recommended changes to prepare
for that event successfully.
Baseline or Status Assessment
Baseline or status assessments are performed when a specific objective has no immediate
concerns. They are similar to Blue Holistic Assessments but do not necessarily anticipate a milestone.
Instead, status assessments usually look at a broad set of standard criteria against which
the specific objective is measured. For example, ISO standards, Clean Energy standards, Engineering standards, Environment standards might be the yardstick
against which the specific objective is measured. The outcome may be a list of best practices to
continue, identified risk areas and opportunities for improvement. Status assessments
may be repeated periodically to observe changes and to make recommendations based
on the current specific objective status.
Senior Holistic Review Assessment
This assessment is a high level review, often during source selection or at the start of a
specific objective. During source selection, such a senior expert has been used to identify shortcomings of
each bidder. No recommendations are made that compare the bidders. For a contractor,
the recommendations may be a strategic plan, or support for a decision. The experts
are usually highly experienced, highly respected experts who can talk to the management
of the bidders or contractors about the business and management aspects as well as the
general strategy. The assessment is usually very short, often one day for each bidder
during source selection.
Diamond Technical Assessment
This kind of assessment is sharply focused on solving a technical problem or supporting a
technical decision. The expert may even be asked to help implement the technical
This type of assessment is used to determine how well different organizations are
implementing a new policy or process. This is useful when multiple organizations must
make similar changes in the same general timeframe. The assessment can determine
what changes each has made, as well as collect and disseminate the best ways found in
practice to introduce the changes.
Outcome of Planck E's Independent Technical Assessments
Identification of root causes of problems
Identification and prioritization of risk areas
Contextual evaluations offering fresh perspectives
Suggested opportunities for product and/or process improvements
Recommendations for good technical solutions
Recommendations for risk management strategies
Highlighting of specific objective successes
Highlighting of good practices
The outcome of our technical assessments may be any number of the following, depending on the type of assessment performed:
The main purpose of an ITA performed by Planck E is to mitigate the cost (predictive, preemptive and corrective) of doing business in Brazil (and Latin America)
by providing in-depth and contextual evaluations concerning specific objectives involving stakeholders from government agencies
(Energy, Environment, Fuels, etc.), Congressional Technical Committees, Ministries, Suppliers, organization's management and employees.
Planck E ITAs are performed by professionals with over 35 years of experience in the fields of chemical and mechanical engineering in Brazil.
Our consultants have PhD-level education and a track record with United Nations sponsored technical assessment programs.
Companies benefit from the protection of Dutch/EU Law when engaging Planck E International BV. Integrity is our core value.
Please request Planck E's "ITA Procedure to Conducting Independent Technical Assessments" for a better understanding of our proposed service or
contact us for a non-binding offer.