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Project Management for Contract Professionals

By: Ciel Consulting

Rivers State, Nigeria

20 - 24 Feb, 2023  5 days

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NGN 70,000

Venue: Port Harcourt/Online

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a project executed by contractors throughout its life cycle from initial concept to delivery. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools required to perform project plans and develop project budgets as well as techniques needed to communicate and manage contractors during the implementation phase.

Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key contract management activities. The course also features the use of several case studies and presentations by participants followed by discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major processes in project management in a related contract framework
  • Outline the major activities, steps and tools needed to manage a contracting partner who is executing the project
  • Devise the contracting strategy for a project and recognize the main contractual provisions that can affect it
  • Develop detailed project plans to manage contracts and to deal with deviations effectively
  • State different types of contracts and their impacts on the relationship with the contractors
  • Describe the post award main processes including control techniques, change management, and contract administration

Target Audience

Personnel who are seeking in-depth knowledge at managing their contractual partners who are executing their projects. The course is designed to provide project management concepts and tools as well as contract provisions and conditions that will enable the collaboration with the contractors efficiently. Ciel Consulting is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This program is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  • Project management
  • Contract management
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Project budgeting
  • Project control
  • Contract preparation
  • Contract administration
  • Associations

Project Management Institute (PMI)®: Ciel Consulting is accredited center for Project Management Institute (PMI) trainings®. As a result, Ciel Consulting is authorized to issue Category Three Professional Development Units (PDU) that can be used for the authorization to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and for maintaining the PMP credentials.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT): Ciel Consulting is an Approved Training Provider. CILT is the world’s leading supply chain, logistics and transport professional body with over 33,000 members across the globe. CILT seeks to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education in the fields of logistics, transport and supply chain.

Course Outline


  • Definition of a project and project
  • management
  • Project and contract relationship
  • Project life cycle
  • Project stakeholders

  Principles of Contracts Definition of a Contract

  • Elements of a contract
  • Objectives of contract management
  • Knowing your contract
  • Scope of work
  • Terms and conditions
  • Stages of contracting

  Pre-Award Phase

  • Developing the business case
  • Project charter
  • Project scope statement
  • Contracting plan
  • Locating contractors
  • Contractors’ pre-qualification
  • Developing the project plan

  Project Planning

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Duration and resources estimation
  • Relationships between activities
  • Network diagrams
  • Critical path analysis
  • Developing a 'Gantt' chart
  • Milestone charts
  • Resource allocation
  • Project budgeting
  • Project and contract risk management

  Award Phase

  • Evaluation plan
  • Terms and conditions
  • Fixed price contracts
  • Cost reimbursable contracts
  • Time and material contracts

  Post Award Phase

  • Contract administration
  • Project status reporting
  • Managing deviations
  • Tools used to manage projects and contracts
  • Variation orders Handling claims Dealing with disputes
  • Breach of contract
Port Harcourt/Online Feb 20 - 24 Feb, 2023
NGN 70,000.00
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