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Contract & Project Risk Management
& Compliance

Date: 25 December 2017 - 6 January 2018
Course ID: ADDQ049/2017
Duration: 13 Days
Fee US $ + VAT: 6500 US$
Venue: Istanbul / Turkey

Introduction:

One of the critical outcomes of contract and project management is to ensure that risks to owners and contractor are identified and controlled in a proactive way so that both parties are satisfied with the project outcome. While world class project and contract management cannot, of itself, make risk “go away”, it can, and should, identify the risks and opportunities, determine who is responsible for managing each individual risk, and for the consequences should the risk occur.



The following are the highlights of the training seminar:

• Knowledge to move contracts and project management from the tactical/reactive to the more important proactive/strategic focus

• Critical understandings of the risk mitigation process

• How to examine both the threats and opportunities facing contracts and projects from both a top-down and bottom-up perspective using a proven risk management processes

• Skills in allocating contract and procurement risk

• Ability to identify the warning signs of cost overruns, schedule delays, and poor quality, as early as possible in the project to minimize or mitigate the impact.

Objectives:

The primary objectives of these 2-part series are to help delegates to:

• Apply useful techniques in identifying, analyzing, mitigation and monitoring risks in the project life cycle

• Use a practical, six-step process to manage project risk

• Review the impacts of different approaches to risk allocation

• Explore different contract types to transfer risks

• Consider the contractual techniques to ensure effective risk allocation

• Learn how to create an effective risk monitoring plan and risk management strategies

Training Methodology

Participants will increase competencies through a variety of instructional methods including lecture, exercises, reviewing published articles, checklists, videos, and group discussions. A comprehensive training course manual enabling practical application and reinforcement is provided.

Delegates are encouraged to bring real problem examples with them, for discussion on a confidential basis, and to share their experience of particular issues. Time will be allowed for general discussions, and for one-to-one discussion with the trainer.

Course benefit

Attendees will gain by participation in this training seminar as a result of:

• Increased understanding of risk and opportunities through the development of risk identification and assessment skills

• Able to control multiple project risks using concise strategies

• Make risk and opportunity integral components of your next project plan

• Better ability to allocate risk, and to select the appropriate project processes and contractual regime to achieve the organizations goals

• Improve the ability to reduce the negative impact of poorly-managed risk on a project or a company

• Identify threats and opportunities and weigh their relative value in your project

Who should attend:

• Contracts, Tendering, Purchasing, Procurement, and Project personnel

• Contract Administration, Engineering, Operational, and Maintenance personnel

• Risk, Claims, Financial, and Audit personnel

• And all others who are involved in the planning, evaluation, preparation and management of tenders, specifications, awards, and contracts that cover the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services and who are in organizations whose leadership want high levels of competency in those involved in these activities

Daily Outlines:

DAY 1

Types and Management of Risk

• The Need for Contractual Relationships

• Defining Risk

• Categories of R for Both Sides of a Contract

• Risk Assessment Process

• Managing Risk

• Qualifying Suppliers

• Defining Internal Control

• Proportionality of Control

DAY 2

Minimizing and Transferring Risk

• Transferring risk through Contract Types

• Firm Fixed Price or Lump Sum Contracts

• Cost reimbursable Contracts

• Incentive Contracts

• Award-Fee Pricing Arrangements

• Indemnities

• Cross Indemnities

• Insurance

DAY 3

Risk Related Terms & Conditions

• External events

• Force majeure

• Strikes and other labour disputes

• Risk and Title

• Use of ICC Incoterms

• Assignment and Novation

• Other clauses that need to flow down to sub-contractors

• Risks associated with Sub-Contractors



DAY 4

Dealing with Financial Risks

• Controlling Risk Associated with Payments

• Currency Risk

• Economic Risk

• Fraud and Corruption

• Limiting or excluding liability

• Distinctions between liability in contract, and the general law

• “Gross negligence”

• A review of some sample clauses from standard contracts, and other real documents

DAY 5

Remedies When Bad Stuff Happens

• Mistakes and Misrepresentations

• Impracticability of Performance

• Remedies Generally

• Types of Remedies

• Liquated damages

• Warranties

• Cover

• Discussion of real examples (delegates are encouraged to bring real or made up examples for discussion)

• Review of course and question and answer session







Week Two

DAY 6

Risk Management Framework and Planning

• Key definitions

• Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) - 6 risk management processes

• Purpose & benefits of risk

• Responsibilities in risk management

• Integrating risk management into the project management process

• Overview of six steps of risk management 



• Plan the approach to risk management

• Planning inputs, tools & outputs

DAY 7

Risk Identification Processes

• Project Context & Stakeholders

• Project Estimating Techniques

• Defining Scope via Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

• Identification inputs & tools



• Risk identification techniques & categories

• Risk identification outputs

DAY 8

Risk Assessment and Quantification Processes

• Schedule diagramming - Critical Path Method (CPM)


• Resource Management


• Risk Analysis Approaches - qualitative & quantitative

• Bow-tie Semi Quantitative Analysis Tool

• Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)


• Introduction to Monte Carlo

DAY 9

Risk Response Plan Development

• Decision trees

• Risk Prioritisation

• Risk Response Strategy Guidelines


• Response Strategies for Threats & Opportunities

• Response Planning & Analysis

• Response and Expected Monetary Value


• Alternative responses


• Response Validation

• Reserves - contingency & management

DAY 10

Risk Response Control

• Risk Response Control Tools


• Risk Response Control Guidelines


• Risk Strategy Execution

• Evaluating Risk Response Results

• Risk Documentation

• Deliver Presentation

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