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Project Management for Contract Managers
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Project Management for Contract Managers

1-Day Training Course. A practical course highlighting project management as a tool to streamline the contract administration process, examining contract planning, prioritisation, scheduling, & tracking methodologies.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to determine whether you are overloaded
  • Strategically and constantly prioritise contract administration tasks
  • Ensure that you have committed enough time for each task or milestone
  • Improve delegation and work within a team
  • Track multiple tasks relating to various contracts at the same time
  • Create a master project calendar with a timeline for each contract by identifying the major milestones
  • Define the relationship between multiple contracts, complex projects and processes
  • Control, administer and manage the administration of multiple and complex contracts
  • Use scheduling, estimating and resource allocation tools appropriate to the contract administration task
  • Insights into managing relationships and expectations for the contracts

About the Course

Administering a contract can often be a complex and time-consuming task, especially when you’re juggling multiple contracts all at the same time.

All the contracts you’re administering need your attention, but how do you develop a systematic way to prioritise them and give optimal attention?

This brand new, intensive 1 day course is designed to provide you with proven project management tools to improve your current commercial contract administration processes and enable you to seamlessly manage multiple contracts at the same time.

This course will illustrate how to optimise the results and delivery of your contract suite by implementing select project management strategies and tools to improve your administration.

An in depth knowledge of project management principles and their role in commercial contract administration will provide you with the necessary skills to manage and maintain contracts successfully even after being signed.

Who Will Benefit

This course is relevant for all personnel involved with the administration or management of contracts, or project managers required to perform contract administration or to interface directly with contract administration personnel.

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Course Outline

Introduction to project management

  • Understand the difference between projects and processes
  • Identify the various types of projects and how they relate to contract administration, and how project management can improve your contract admin process
  • Introduction to administering and managing multiple contracts
  • The challenges of managing multiple contracts
  • Apply 5 winning project principles for the successful handling of multiple contracts:
    • planning
    • scope management
    • risk management
    • monitoring and control
    • administration and organisation

The project life cycle

  • Identify and define the need for a logical approach to project managing your contract administration process
  • Clarifying the objectives
  • Developing a project plan

Management & control principles

  • Use critical chain management to shorten project timelines and reduce probability of overruns and missed deadlines
  • Manage scope, time and costs
  • Understand the traditional triple constraints model to balance performance, time and cost
  • Managing vs. controlling a project
  • Develop a solid contract project management structure
  • Looking at the responsibility matrix – key success factors
  • Implementation and transition planning
  • Delving into on-going contract administration planning
  • Contract administration methodology overview and world class best practices in project management of contract administration

Manage the people

  • Get the right people on board
  • Recognise the key leadership and managerial skills required for success
  • Understand two-way communication
  • Effective vs. ineffective listening
  • Manage relationships and expectations for your multiple contracts
  • Recognise the key leadership and managerial skills required for success

Managing multiple contracts using project planning tools

  • Why it is necessary to plan?
  • Use the work breakdown structure to plan the administration of various contracts
  • Look at an example of work breakdown structure and understand how you can apply this to your projects
  • Using project timeline charts
  • Brainstorm how to create a single master project schedule for all your contracts

Effective time management amidst numerous projects

  • Tools to make efficient use of your limited time
  • Methods used in prioritising contracts, projects and tasks
  • Distinguish between what is urgent and important by using Steven Covey’s prioritisation matrix
  • Categorise and sequence your tasks
  • General tips for handling multiple contracts effectively

The art of delegation & resource sharing

  • Delegation tips and to get your people to work as a team
  • Use your existing resource pool for your contracts
  • Learning to share resources between projects

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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Sushil Kunwar
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