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$300 per module, $1,250 for 5 modules: $1250

Modules available

  • Module One- The Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Module Two - Project Implementation and Resource Management
  • Module Three - Project Leadership and Performance Management
  • Module Four - Contracting and Procurement Practice
  • Module Five - Contract Negotiations and Administration
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Project and Contracts Management

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Start Date: 30/11/2020
Duration: 1 to 5 days
Price : $300 per module, $1,250 for 5 modules

Programme Overview

GTC Live Online (Pick and Choose) Training Course

PMI Approved and CPD Accredited

Project and Contracts Management

Course Outline

Project managers, contract managers and other professionals involved in the world of contracts must be able to work effectively together with customers, contractors and subcontractors in order to accomplish key organizational objectives. The disciplines associated with project management are applicable to the assembly of a contract, especially the coordination across multiple stakeholders.We are living through a time of rupture, initiated by fast, dramatic changes in technology, institutions and values, and accelerated by IT innovations, globalization and deregulation in many areas. As a result, projects are now more than ever subject to complexity, change and unpredictability

Without proper project management tools, an organization does not have a strong foundation from which to build skilled project managers, an organizational culture of project management, and ultimately, better outcomes.This GTC online instructor led course provides an overview of all phases of projects and contracting, from requirements development to closeout and will show how incentives can be used to improve contract results.

Ten Key Learning Outcomes

Delegates who attend this GTC course will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Define the role of the project manager
  • List the key initiating activities that helpdetermine whether to start and/or continue witha project
  • Create a detailed plan for the project which willinclude scope, schedule and cost baselines as well as the management strategies for the project
  • Identify contract components and understand the process from start to finish
  • Select the right contract type for the project
  • Prepare and administer both the project plan and the contract
  • Critically select and negotiate the contractor
  • Identify and analyse project and contract risk
  • Select and lead the project and contract teams
  • Set and measure project and contractorperformance goals

Global Recognition

Our Project Management courses are delivered based on a tested and rigorous delivery framework which are globally recognised and benchmarked using the international standards. Credence to this is the award to GTC of Recognised Education Provider (R.E.P) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This course is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® R.E.P. Programme. As an R.E.P., GTC has been approved by PMI to issue applicable Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its Training courses. PMI allows credential holders to apply PDUs to the maintenance of their credentials. One (1) PDU is equivalent to one (1) contact hour of Training.   Five (5) PDUs will be awarded for each training day.

GTC have been awarded the Provider of Training Excellence by the Continuing Professional Development Standards Office(CPDSO).  For attending this course, you will be entitled to CPD Credits based on the number of hours of attendance.  Accordingly, you will be entitled to six CPD Credits for each day and you will also receive a CPD Recognised e-certificate upon completion of your programme. Your course completion certificate will reflect the number of CPD Credits based on how many days you choose.

Delivery Methods

This is practical Instructor Led Virtual course where there is no fluff or unnecessary materials ‘just to fill the void’ with non-value add information. The Training Modules and daily topics have been fully researched so that the content, the activities, the outcomes and the learning objectives are in line with management best practice. Each daily module considers the competence and key behaviours and have been designed to make sure that the training is impactful. The materials are straight to the point with knowledge and strategies that you can use right away.

A variety of different learning methods are used, and these are:

  • Dynamic slide presentation that gives a brief relevant and appropriate statement (no more than 16 words) and each with powerful image to reflect the context and message of the statement.
  • Video clips covering: Leadership, Self- Awareness, Motivation and Team Building.
  • Relevant Case Studies that during each learning day will be discussed and debated by the Instructor and all course participants.
  • Relevant e books and whitepapers that each you will be required to Read, Review and Reflect each evening of the training course duration.
  • Discuss, Debate and Decide papers covering a range of leadership and management articles based on:
    • Interpersonal Excellence
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Organizational Performance
  • Bespoke Team Assignment whereby at the end of the course, you will be tasked to make a presentation to the Instructor and other course participants. You will need to cover your understanding of:
  • How to start a project
  • Developing a Scope Statement
  • Implementing a master project plan
  • Leading the project team
  • Working cohesively with internal stakeholders – contracts and procurement departments
  • Collaborative development of a Scope of Work
  • Negotiating the appropriate contract
  • Contractor performance

Pick and Choose

At GTC, we recognise that you will have acquired many competencies and skills from your academic and actual work experiences. Depending on your level of experience and understanding of Project Management and Contract Management, this course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their project management and contract management skills.  We are offering you the opportunity to pick and choose to attend all, or even just one day of the course; depending on your knowledge and learning requirements.

Day One- The Fundamentals of Project Management

Day Two - Project Implementation and Resource Management

Day Three - Project Leadership and Performance Management

Day Four -   Contracting and Procurement Practice

Day Five -  Contract Negotiations and Administration

Course Schedule

Using the most advanced Learning Management System, this online training course is conducted online using Zoom and has three actual training sessions:

Setup and Administration       09:00 to 09:30

1st Session                               09:30 to 11:00 –  live instructor led

2nd Session                              11:00 to 12:30 –  offline reading and assignment activity

Break                                       60 minutes –        lunch/prayer

3rd Session                              13:30 to 14:45 –  live instructor led

Q & A                                      14:45 to 15:00 – live instructor led

 Daily Topics

Day One:  The Fundamentals of Project Management

Competency Description

In an environment of continuous change, organizations need to have efficient and effective management of the projects they undertake to improve their competitiveness. It is critical that Project Managers and the project team must have an overview of the life cycle of project management by working with each of the five process groups defined in the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s PMBOK Guide®: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing.

Topics to be covered

  • The skills required of a Project Manager
  • The Project Management Lifecycle
  • The critical Knowledge Areas
  • Developing the Project Plan

 Personal Impact and Key behaviours

  • Identify and understand the role of the Project Manager
  • Correctly define the scope of a project
  • Design a viable and effective project plan
  • Adequately monitor the development of the project

 Day Two: Project Implementation and Resource Management

Competency Description

Resource managementis the efficient and effective deploymentof an organization's resources when they are needed. When implementing any project, such resources may include financial resources, human skills or information technology. In the realm of project management, there have been numerous developments of processes, techniquesand philosophies as to the best approach for allocating resources.

Topics to be covered

  • Defining the Project Scope
  • Developing Work and Cost Breakdown Structures
  • Managing Resources During the Project ‘Development’ Phase
  • Risk Analysis and Stakeholder management

 Personal Impact Key behaviours

  • Implementing the project plan, including scoping, sequencing tasks, and determining a critical path
  • The links between scheduling and resource management
  • Assess, prioritize and manage project risk
  • Complete a stakeholder management process and create an effective communication plan

Day Three: Project Leadership and Performance Management

Competency Description

Projects and project‐based management delivered nationally and internationally, are of significant importance to organizations. Increasing understanding of the implications of leadership performance, therefore, is of critical importance.Successful leaders need to be able to communicate the vision for a project to their team so that everyone has a shared vision of the bigger picture. When the whole project team understands the vision for a project, individuals are better able to see where they fit in and how their role contributes to the success of a project.

Topics to be covered

  • Forming and developing project teams
  • Project Management roles andresponsibilities
  • Project performance measurement andkey performance indicators
  • Dealing with conflict

 Personal Impact Key behaviours

  • Create a practical project team structure
  • Allocate resource using a RAM/RACI diagram
  • Develop a motivated project team trough a robust and practical leadership style
  • Implement key performance measures and metrics

 Day Four: Contracting and Procurement Practice

Competency Description

The contract is very important part of any project; it states the expectations of both the parties and help to resolve the negative issues.It is important for project managers and contract managers to consult with the procuring entity at this early stage in order to determine the most appropriate procurement method for their specific need.A decision to use a particular procurement method must be based on the stipulations of the procurement rules.

Topics to be covered

  • Elements of an appropriatecontracting and procurement process
  • Source selection and contract development
  • Key principles of contract management
  • Rules for drafting and forming the contract

Personal Impact and Key behaviours

  • Explore the various pricing models used in preparing proposals
  • Understand the role and the role of others in managing supplier contracts
  • Subcontracting, developing strategic alliance and outsourcing
  • Importance of effective procurement and contract management within a project

Day Five: Contract Negotiations and Administration

Competency Description

Structuring and negotiating the contract management process to optimise contractperformance is essential to any project.It is also extremely important to manage and facilitate improved contract performance through sound procedures and motivation of supplier personnel and to understand the structure of the legal contract and the practical implications for contract managers.

Topics to be covered

  • Essential rules of the contract negotiation process
  • Contract negotiation strategy and tactics
  • Appropriate contractor performance measures
  • Dealing with conflict and dispute resolution

Personal Impact and Key behaviours

  • Choose the offer that will result in the best value for the buyer
  • Negotiate favourable terms and make revisions to the contract
  • Apply rules of contract interpretation in project disputes

Administer contracts appropriately and terminate before or uponcompletion