Project Manager

Session 1

(1 day session)

Effective Contract Management | How well do you understand the risks and how to manage them?

Understand contract types and difference in delivery.

  • Lump-sum
  • Design and construct
  • Construction management
  • Cost-plus
  • Guaranteed maximum price

Identifying and managing risk areas.

  • Time bars
  • EOTs and variations
  • Latent conditions
  • Design errors and omissions
  • Back to back
  • Fit for purpose and design intent
  • Insurance provisions

Were the above risks assessed at the tender stage?

Did you ask these questions when the project was handed to you?

Session 2

(1 day session)

Maximise Your Profit

Clever ways to increase margin.

  • Type of contract.
  • Margin, mark-up and profit.
  • Alternatives | Materials, subcontractors, delivery, time.
  • Build trusting relationships for now and the future.
  • Behavioural profiling to increase results | Introduction to DISC Behavioural profiling.
  • The art of negotiating both up and down strategically.
  • Selling a variation to a client to maximise profit.

Session 3

(1 day session)

Programming | Do I place enough importance on it.

  • Utilising DISC Behavioural profiling to negotiate more successfully.
  • Fundamentals of programming.
  • Maintaining and enforcing your program.
  • Contract vs subcontractor vs short-range.
  • Program vs forecast | does it match.
  • Critical path and its relationship to the contract.
  • Strong project commencement | Set the tone.
  • Start well = finish well.
  • Time = $$$$.

Session 4

(1 day session)

Assessment | Project Review

Each participant to present their example project to the group to reflect their knowledge learned from Future Focus. To avoid conflict of interest and confusion, head contractors and subcontractors will be separated across 2 days.

  • Head Contractor Day 1
  • Subcontractor Day

Session 5

(1 day session)

Forecasting | If you don’t look forward… you will end up going backwards!

  • As a PM, do you understand the impact of forecasting for the survival of the business and its cashflow?
  • Fundamentals of forecasting | How to get it right.
  • Claims.
  • How to positive liquidity claim.
  • Contingencies | declare of hide?
  • Managing cashflow.
  • Training CA’s in Forecasting.
  • Reading reports.
  • Picking up errors and where money is being hidden

Session 6

(1 day session)

Variations and EOT | To the penthouse, or to the shithouse

  • Margin vs mark-up.
  • Maximising profit on variations.
  • Scope deletion = margin increase.
  • Claiming EOT.
  • Prolongation cost calculations The different ways of doing it.
  • Who has final say on amount.
  • How to argue the point.
  • Cover yourself from an end of project hit.

Session 7

(1 day session)

People Management | How to screw with people’s minds and get what you want, leaving everyone happy.

  • Utilising DISC to get a more effective outcome
  • Understanding drivers and how to motivate to ensure project success
  • External management both up and down
  • A practical workshop to overcome current challenges within your project team.
  • Getting what I want and leaving others happy.
  • Setting KPI’s and managing them.
  • Difficult conversations. How to make them easier

Client Management | Maximise profits whilst making them look and feel good

  • Understanding your client to build stronger relationships.
  • Developing trust and creditably to increase repeat business.
  • Difference between business development and sales.
  • Practical workshop to overcome current challenges within your project team.

Session 8

(1 day session)

Assessment | Project Review

Each participant to present their example project to the group to reflect their knowledge learned from Future Focus. To avoid conflict of interest and confusion, head contractors and subcontractors will be separated across 2 days.

  • Head Contractor Day 1
  • Subcontractor Day 2

Enquire to book your spot for upcoming courses.

Cost of Program

$5,200 + GST ($650 per day x 8 days) including:

  • 6 onsite days of workshops with other participates to build a network of construction professionals.
  • 2 individual active project reviews that you are currently working on.
  • Interim mentoring on issues as and when they arise.
  • A suite of practical documents and tools to use every day on your projects.

Paid in 2 instalments, only on participation. E.g. If you don’t continue after the 1st half no further charges will be made.

Estimator

Commences June 2020 
2nd Wednesday of every month

  • Prevent cost blowouts
  • Giving accurate quotes
  • Work-winning strategies
  • Identify contract risks
  • Negotiate with subcontractors
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Site Manager / Supervisor

Commences August 2020 
2nd Wednesday of every month

  • Negotiation utilising DISC
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Spotting contract red flags
  • Forecasting delays
  • Working with subbies
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Contract Administrator

Commences October 2020 
2nd Wednesday of every month

  • Improve contract management
  • Negotiation utilising DISC
  • Forecasting & contingencies
  • Cash-flow modeling
  • Claiming EOTs
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