Project Planning

Overview:

The aims of the course is to promote the integrated use of planning procedures in order to improve the consistency of approach and the understanding of planning outcomes.

Aims & Objectives:

  • Improve appreciation of project control, monitoring and communication.
  • Appreciate the critical factors of dependence; resources and logic.
  • Understand the role of risk management and resource control
  • Consider building/mentoring/team integration/network support
  • Raise the awareness of control and communication
  • Promote ownership and time management.
  • Understand contingency management

Course Outline:

Session 1 INTRODUCTION

An introduction to the course schedule and to the details of the live project as the vehicle for planned outcomes.

Session 2 PLANNING SUCCESS AND FAILURE

A focus on the role of planning in successful project management with particular emphasis on the perspective of ON TIME:ON COST AND ON QUALITY in the post-EGAN period of construction change. Factors contributing to planning failures.

Session 3 WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

An exercise in the identification of primary and secondary activities on the live project. How to break any project down to its sub-packages and relevant cost centres etc.

Session 4 PRODUCTIVITY OUTPUTS AND RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

The quantification of activity durations and resource requirements from typical production factors. An essential step in the planning process.

Session 5 NETWORKS:-PRECEDENCE /ACTIVITY-ON THE ARROW/PERT

A familiarisation with manual programming in appreciation of the needs of software data input and logic.

Session 6 RISK MANAGEMENT

A proactive perspective in identifying factors that can jeopardise the success of the most carefully planned project together with financial consideration of mitigation.

Session 7 CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT

An update on project progress and a focus on the viability of acceleration in response to slippage and key date deliverables.

Session 8 REVIEW

The above methodology will be delivered via a live project utilising Power Point projection facilities. The live project provides the basis for the team-based approach throughout the day. Worked examples will be provided to each sessions exercise.

Intended For:

Planners; project managers; construction managers; constructional professionals; client advisers; risk managers etc.