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NEC for Project Managers

Commercial & Contract Law

Courses Overview:

Potential and current project managers will be gather extensive knowledge on the workings of the NEC together with practical project management skills. A must-have for all project managers working with NEC contracts, this course not only covers principle skills of PM, such as, stakeholder management, working structures and project monitoring, but also provides a wealth of key tips aligned specifically to the NEC 4 forms of contract.

Highly qualified and with practical experience our speakers will guide delegates through the course, providing real, anecdotal evidence of what to do to be a successful project manager and what not to do!

Benefits of this course:

  • Get to grips with the technical jargon, buzzwords and acronyms in project management
  • Learn the principles behind the NEC 3 suite of contracts
  • Recognise the key mechanisms and procedures of a Project Manager working under the NEC3
  • Feel confident engaging with our project managers and construction professionals
  • Hands on workshops ensuring maximum learning
  • Understand how to be a dynamic, self-assured PM
  • Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility

The Effective Project Manager
• Establishing criteria for effectiveness
• Leadership role explained
• Knowing the stakeholders’ needs
• Understanding project constraints
• Identifying project aims and goals
• Worksop for Stakeholder management

Project Stages
• Defining the concept and the business case
• Identifying the key development stages
• Planning implementation
• Confirming hand over
• Final close out timing

Introduction to the NEC3
• History, Broad Philosophy and background.
• Features of the form. Documentation.
• Options and core clauses. NEC Contracts available.
• Secondary Options. Option Z. Main Options
• Group workshop for Option pros and cons
• NEC Administration – Personalities and Approach
• The role of Employer, Project Manager, Supervisor, Adjudicator and Contractor.
• Contract Data. Definitions.
• Works Information.
• Communications
• Ambiguities and inconsistencies.

Project Definition
• What is the project management plan?
• Understanding project life cycle concepts
• Creating a work breakdown structure
• Establish an effective communications plan
• Identifying the organisation breakdown structure
• Design with NEC4
• Workshop and forum for Design

Risk Management
• Identifying the risks
• Managing the risk through risk meetings
• Appointing risk champions
• Understanding the dynamics of risk management
• Controlling the risk plan
• Early warnings and the Risk Reduction Meetings
• Group exercises for Early Warning

The Team
• How to delegate effectively
• Dealing with ‘obstructions’
• Motivating the team
• Responding to spoken, written and silent language
• Knowing people types
• Group workshops, people skills and Belbin exercise

• What is a programme?
• Knowing the types of programme
• Understanding basic Gantt charts
• Terms used in programming
• Critical path analysis
• Access. Starting date. Commencement. Completion. Key dates.
• Content of the Programme. Status of the programme.
• Acceptance of programme. Revision of the Programme.
• Taking over. Acceleration. Sectional completion. Completion delay damages. Bonus for early completion
• Programme and monitoring workshop

Control of Projects
• How to manage conflict
• How to monitor progress simply
• Keeping an eye on KPIs
• KPIs and X20
• Reviewing the project with feedback
• Review the PMP

• Procedure. Amount Due.
• The Main Options Defined Cost. Fee percentage –
• Subcontract and direct. Interest. Retention. Project Bank Accounts Y(UK)1, HGCRA 1996 and LDEDCA 2009 Y(UK)2. Security. Advance Payment. Schedules of Cost Components, Title.

Compensation Events
• Configuration management
• Change control
• Tools for valuing change
• ‘Don’t forgets’ when dealing with change
• Rescheduling with change
• Compensation Events including quantities, mistakes, physical conditions and breach. Site Information.
• Additional Compensation Events. Notification. Quotations. Extension of time and financial compensation.
• Project Manager’s Assessments. Implementing compensation events
• April 2013 Amendments.

Earned Value Analysis
• Mixing time, cost and quality
• Monitoring project using earned value – understanding cost and programme performance
• Indicators
• Knowing RIRO
• Calibrating EVA

Disputes and Termination
• Adjudication and HGCRA 1996 and LDEDCA 2009
• Y(UK)2. Options W1 and W2.
• The adjudicator and the procedure. The tribunal.
• Termination.

Closing Out
• Careful definition of the stage
• Plan for the completion
• Avoiding unwanted termination
• Post implementation project evaluation
• And don’t forget to praise and reward!

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