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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING TRAINING MODULES MATRIX

 

>Subcontractor / trades programmes

TRAINING MODULES
SUBJECTS COVERED

PLANNING / STRATEGIC PROGRAMMING

BASICS OF PROGRAMMING ADVANCED PROGRAMMING NEC PROGRAMMING
Planning
Choice of programme method – linked bar chart (GANTT), line of balance etc.

YES

YES

Preparation of tender price & cost breakdown structure (CBS)

YES

YES

JCT – BoQ’s / Sched of Works / Sched of rates

YES

YES

NEC – Sched of Cost Components / Activity Schedule

YES

YES

YES

Identification of resources – organisation breakdown structure (OBS)

YES

YES

Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

YES

YES

Developing the tender price CBS & OBS into the programme WBS

YES

YES

YES

Choosing the right contract / subcontract forms

YES

YES

YES

Defining subcontractors programming requirements

YES

YES

YES

Contingency planning vs float – project contingency, weather, planned vs contract completion dates

YES

YES

YES

Programming
Calendars

YES

YES

YES

Working time

YES

YES

Non-working time

YES

YES

5 day or 7 day?

YES

YES

Dealing with different calendars in the same programme OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY
Outline Structure
What is the outline structure – levels, hiding and showing levels for reporting

YES

YES

YES

YES

Defining the outline structure – tender level

YES

YES

YES

YES

Defining the outline structure – contract programme

YES

YES

YES

YES

Overview of outline structure v coding v sort order

YES

YES

YES

Defining the outline structure including CBS, OBS, WBS

YES

YES

YES

Entering Tasks
Indicative tasks for tender programme

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Discrete tasks for contract programme

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Effect of task durations – definition of work, calendar days, elapsed days

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Tasks by ‘Others’

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Definition and use of milestones

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Start date, possession date, completion date, planned completion date

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Constraints – why they should only be of limited use

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY OVERVIEW ONLY
Linking Tasks
Definition of links – FS, SS, FF, SF – and which not to use and why

YES

YES

YES

Defintion of lead / lag times

YES

YES

YES

When to use lead/lag and when to use a task

YES

YES

YES

Discussion of mid task links, uses and problems OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Definition of ladders and problems with ladders OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Grouping / outlining of tasks – how to avoid too many links OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Float
Definitions of free and total float – early & late start & finish

YES

YES

YES

YES

Definition of critical paths

YES

YES

YES

Networks – an overview of what sits behind the programme software &how the critical path is calculated

YES

YES

YES

Application of float within different forms of contract – JCT / NEC

YES

YES

YES

YES

Use of float vs contingency planning

YES

YES

YES

YES

Dealing with float and progress – effects on planned start dates

YES

YES

YES

YES

Negative float

YES

Checking the Programme
Hints and tips for checking – too many links, link gradient, float evaluation

YES

YES

YES

Compliance with NEC clause 31.2

YES

Progress reporting and Rescheduling
Calculating the critical path(s)

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Progress entry

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Jagged line progress reporting

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Rescheduling and calculation of a revised planned completion date

YES

OVERVIEW ONLY

YES

YES

Reporting issues – contract completion or revised planned completion and the role of task float

YES

YES

YES

Compliance with NEC clause 32.1

YES

Advanced sorting & coding
Coding the programme

YES

YES

YES

YES

Building area coding

YES

YES

Sorting the programme – e.g. walk order sorting

YES

YES

Resources
Application of resources to the programme to produce an overview histogram

YES

Costing
Application of costs to the programme to produce an overview S curve

YES

Delay Analysis
Application of delays / VO’s / CE’s to the programme

YES

YES

Retrospective / prospective / combined analysis

YES

YES

Establishing entitlement to EoT / additional time

YES

YES

Multiple delays

YES

YES

Definitions of concurrency

YES

YES

The legal position regarding concurrency

YES

YES

NEC dealing with ongoing multiple CE’s

YES

Other Issues
Tables and views

YES

Baselines and versions

YES

Multiple progress in one programme or multiple programmes

YES

YES