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Contract Risk Management

2-Day Training Course: A Complete Guide to Improving Contracts through Risk Management. Build your understanding & confidence with practical & efficient risk management processes that can be applied throughout the contract/project cycle to add value & improve performance.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to develop an integrated risk management process for all your contracts/project to reduce business risk
  • Appreciate how to obtain a realistic contingency for your contracts so as to improve competitiveness as a tenderer or for obtaining project funding
  • Use risk management with the parties pre and post contract to gain better contract outcomes
  • Quantify issues to enhance quicker and more commercially focused contract negotiations
  • Develop contracts that are more equitable using risk management
  • Learn to use risk processes to ensure the contract is robust (or to find its weaknesses)
  • Integrate safety risk management processes that flow from principal to designer, contractor and operators/maintainers

About the Course

The course will start with a brief overview of risk management and then addresses how this can be applied practically to your contracts and projects in a consistent way.

It will also address how project risk management processes can be minimised and compare project/contract processes to more conventional enterprise risk management (ERM) processes.

Some quantitative risk management will be reviewed, however the main focus will be on the practical application of quantitative data as well as pre and post contract processes (such as managing contingency and resolving issues).

The course will explore how optimising risk management rather than risk allocation can improve contract outcomes. How to use risk management processes to “stress” contracts will also be addressed so as to identify any weaknesses in the contract.

Recent leading edge developments will be explored such as integrating value and risk management and setting up processes to enable risk management to occur between the parties pre and post contract.

If you are working with contracts (either in the principal – or a contractor’s team – employee or consultant) and wanting to see how risk management can improve contract/project outcomes then this course will be of interest to you.

Who Will Benefit

As one of our core units in our contract management CMP series, this course is relevant for those concerned with defining and implementing best practice contracts, as it illustrates how managing risk can affect and improve your organisation’s contracting outcomes in any industry sector.

In other words, this course is beneficial to all those working with contracts and tasked with optimising their performance.

How In-house Training works?

Interested in exploring how our In-house Training works?

Cost-effectiveness aside, one of the biggest benefits to our clients of in-house training is the opportunity to customise and tailor the content, delivery method and exercises of a training course to their exact needs. In order to achieve this, we follow a collaborative approach to bring the client & the trainer together to explore needs, shape content and define outcomes.

This video will give you an insight into the process and how bespoke courses are achieved. For more information please contact Holly on +61 (02) 9080 4454 or email training@informa.com.au.

Testimonials

I gained more knowledge from this course than any other I have attended previously. I learned how to produce better contracts and agreements with additional new concepts to protect company interests. Gavin has a very polite manner, good knowledge, good source and combining the training material with interactive activities so we can participate directly into the training session.”
Superintendent, Contracts Operations, PT Freeport Indonesia

I learnt how to apply risk management principles through the project and contract life-cycle. The instructor has a very approachable and relaxed demeanour.”
Contracts Manager, Brisbane City Council

Good experience and was able to relate theory to practical examples. Experience was relevant to my line of work.”
Commercial Manager, Transport for NSW

Watch webinar

Our expert course trainer Sean McCarthy delivered an insightful webinar on “Using & understanding contracts as tools for ensuring deliverables”.

You’ll learn:

  •  Overcoming some of the common challenges associated with managing contracts
  •  How contracts act as tools for achieving set outcomes across deliverables or projects
  •  The importance of contract interpretation and building confidence in dealing with contracts

Course Outline

Overview of risk management

  • The development of risk management
  • Risk in the project/contract cycle
  • Individual risk profiles and implications
  • Benefits of undertaking risk management to an organisation

Development of an integrated context

  • An outline of the qualitative risk management process
  • Minimising process requirements for contracts
  • The importance of objectives
  • The use of a risk breakdown structure

Development of risk management process for your contracts/projects

  • Workshops – how and when
  • Reporting and key factors for ongoing management of risk
  • Developing a procedure that supports governance and aligns with enterprise risk management processes

Identifying contingency

  • What has happened in the past
  • What is possible now
  • How to use contingency as a tool to add value to project management and tendering processes

Using quantitative analysis for issues management

  • Issues logs and required data
  • Assessing the “bottom line”
  • Using the analysis in contract negotiations

Undertaking a detailed review of the contract

  • Planning a workshop to “stress” the contract
  • Identifying areas of weakness
  • Using this to improve your contract or tender

Latest developments to improve contract outcomes

  • Using risk management with the parties to improve the contract during tendering
  • Using risk management post contract to reduce conflict
  • Gaining a competitive advantage through risk management

Raising the safety risk management bar

  • Setting up processes for a whole of project life approach to safety
  • Complying with aspirational and government standards
  • Integrating processes from safety in design to standard operating procedures

Real case study analysis
Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a number of exercises using their own projects/contracts information during the two days Participants are encouraged to bring contract details and will be expected to keep information provided by other participants confidential

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.

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