Construction Programme Management
What you'll learn
- Learn the necessary skills needed to plan projects (Not just how to operate planning software)
- NEC3 requirements of programmes
- How to produce and manage Tender, Weekly, Monthly, Hour by Hour, What-If and Change Programmes
- Understanding of how to review a programme and the areas to focus attention
- Planning best practice
- Practical ways to present information to maximise understanding
- Monitoring programmes and reporting information to assess key trends
- Knowledge of planning terminology
- In order to gain the most from the course you should have an understanding of construction methodologies. You do not need to be a planner to make the most from this course as it has been designed to develop planning and programme management skills for professionals within the construction and civil engineering industries.
- The course is designed to provide you with planning and programme management understanding, you do not need to know how to utilise planning software to gain knowledge from this course. There is no training on how to use planning software provided as part of this course as it is aimed to provide students with the key practices and attributes required to develop and manage successful programmes.
Improve your understanding and knowledge of construction programmes and the points to follow when producing, reviewing and maintaining a programme through the construction process. Learn more than how to use planning software and develop the key skills to understand how programmes should function including some of the common mistakes made within the industry and how to overcome them.
The training has been broken into 5 sections which develop in complexity as they progress.
Section 1 (Introduction to Construction Programmes) contains 4 modules,
1. The Importance of Programmes,
3. Planning Basics,
4. Sequencing & Durations.
Section 2 (Tender & Delivery Programmes) contains 5 modules,
1. Tender Programmes,
2. Weekly Programmes,
3. Monthly Programmes,
4. Hour by Hour Programmes,
5. Presentation Methods.
Section 3 (Programme Monitoring) contains 3 modules,
1. Efficiency Reviews,
2. Key Performance Indicators,
3. Construction Reliability Reports.
Section 4 (Change Management) contains 4 modules,
1. Impact of Change,
2. What-If Programmes,
3. Change Programmes,
Section 5 (Reviewing Programmes) contains 3 modules,
1. Programme Compliance,
2. Acceptance and Rejection,
3. NEC Best Practice
This course will assist Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Consultants & Clients develop the skills needed produce, manage, maintain and review construction programmes. This course does not teach you how to use planning software, instead it teaches you how a programme should be produced, maintained and reviewed.
All of the information provided is based on practical implementation of programmes from an operational and delivery perspective. Different methods of planning and presentation are taught to allow you to improve the communication and presentation of the construction phasing and programme. These additional skills will ease understanding of the plan to a wider audience.
Not only does the course cover the fundamentals to be included within each type of construction programme but also the best ways to monitor the programme and some examples of ways programme slippage can be mitigated. The course covers contractual terminology referencing the NEC suite of contracts however the best practice and planning management skills will be transferable across many other types of contract.
The course is aimed at beginner and intermediate students, those with an expert level knowledge of programme management and project controls would not gain from this training.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking to develop and further their understanding of the management tools and practices needed to develop, manage and administer successful programmes.
- Anyone from a Contracting, Subcontracting, Consulting or Client background would be able to gain further understanding and knowledge from the course.
- Beginner and Intermediate planners would also gain from the contents of the course and would be good to help develop their planning skills rather than their use of planning software packages.
I am an experienced programme management consultant with 13 years experience in Civil Engineering. I have developed practical programme management skills from an operational background while working as a Project Manager for Tier 1 Contractors and as a Contracts Manager for Subcontractors.
I specialise in practical and deliverable content to ensure programmes are aimed to deliver realistic outputs and help to manager successful projects.
My background consists of contracts ranging from £35,000 to in excess of £100,000,000 working on projects up to £1,500,000,000 in value. I have been able to obtain experience in Earthworks, Highways, Marine, Drainage & Groundworks, Reinforced Concrete Structures, Bridges, Piling, Stabilisation, and Building while working in the UK, Poland & Qatar.
At each stage in my career I have learnt valuable lessons from delivering successful projects but also learnt vital lessons from projects that were not as successful as they could have been. I believe its as important to learn from mistakes as is is to learn from success.