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Project Management 3 Day Workshop

Overview

This course will provide essential tools and techniques for scoping, planning and successfully delivering projects. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice and apply the theory they have learnt to their own projects during the course.

Learning Objectives

Day 1

  • Understand some key terminologies used
  • Understand steps in Project Management
  • Identify what makes projects different and why they commonly fail
  • Identify key factors for successful projects
  • Basic overview of PRINCE2 methodology
  • Understand the importance of a project Business Case and know what it should contain
  • Start-up projects in a structured way and know what makes a good Project Initiation Document (PID)
  • Understand the benefits of Product Based Planning
  • Know what information is required in a plan to aid decision making and progress monitoring

Day 2

  • Increase the likelihood of project outputs being delivered to the right quality
  • Reduce ambiguity when instructing suppliers and team members through using work packages and product descriptions
  • Create and use Risk and Issue logs including managing change
  • Monitor and report on project progress in a factual rather than subjective way
  • Understand the importance of project administration
  • Identify all relevant project processes and procedures
  • Learn how to monitor project programmes
  • Learn how to assess and manage risk
  • Understand what a project audit is
  • Project Planning including Gantt Chart and milestone (using Microsoft project)

Day 3

  • Learn about Smart Procurement
  • Learn about Supplier Management including JiT materials supply
  • Gain an in-depth of Quality Management
  • Gain an in-depth change and claims control
  • Understand how to motivate project teams
  • Identify the need for compliance
  • Understand how to write Progress Reports
  • Deal with Variation Orders (dealing with changes)
  • Manage the commissioning and acceptance process
  • Bring projects to a controlled close
  • Be confident in dealing with project handovers
Crisis & Conflict Management In Local Communities

Overview

This course provides an introduction to people who are new to the concept of Asset Management. It is a very simple but informative introduction to the management of physical assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and deal with sources of conflict
  • Take responsibility for the contributions made in conflict generation
  • Obtain practical guidance on the key issues in managing conflict
  • Take part in short case studies
  • Develop competency framework for line managers
  • Adopt different approaches for dealing with others
  • Develop a way forward for resolving conflict within own team(s)
  • Hone in on psychological and social issues skills

Who Should Attend?

Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Helpdesk/Facilities Staff, Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Business.

Strategic Leadership And Developing High Performance Teams

Overview

The session will raise participant’s understanding of the background to effective leadership, learning and developing high performance teams. Modern quality management systems involve individuals with a larger number and wider variety of other people in the course of their work than ever before, which inevitably means all the more opportunity for conflicts to arise and the need for ensuring a team at work is performing at its peak.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difficulties in political influencing
  • Gain confidence in lobbying and political influencing
  • Recognise policy/strategy environment
  • Create a compelling vision for the people and communities they influence
  • Define the challenges of management and leadership, identifying individual preferences, strengths and development areas
  • Recognise and practise a set of behaviours that will enable them to demonstrate and role model “The Golden Rules of Leadership”
  • Understand the different leadership styles and when to employ them
  • Learn how to develop key people within an organisation
  • Use different strategies for dealing with conflict to ensure high team performance
  • Use assertive behaviour rather than aggressive or passive behaviour in dealing with team members

Who Should Attend?

Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments, Heads of Business Units, Team Leaders and Supervisors, Maintenance & Engineering Managers and all those leading teams.

Business Case for Waste Management New Technologies

Overview

An overview of waste management in the UK is part of this course and it includes legislations, waste strategies and investing in new Waste Management Technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what waste is
  • Gain knowledge of the various legislations
  • Gain an understanding of the various waste management programs in the UK
  • Making a Business Case for Waste Management
  • Review the various new technologies in Waste Management

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at employees responsible for wastes management

Change Management

Overview

In the face of rapidly changing technology, automated systems with predefined rules and regulations have thrown up new challenges for organisations in many African nations. In this course, participants will develop the confidence that if change is managed well it can improve moral and efficiency and general productivity throughout a department or even a whole organisation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of change and why it is needed
  • Understand the roles of Leaders and Managers in the process
  • Understand how to lead change for success
  • Manage the different reactions to change
  • Identify the right communication to employ
  • Identify factors that aid resistance to change
  • Consider the planning and measuring of change projects

Who Should Attend?

Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Business Units especially those who need to bring about change within their teams.

Waste Management – Training on Hazardous Wastes

Overview

This course entail a practical onsite visit in the UK and provides an overview of waste management in the UK including legislations, waste strategies and investing in new Waste Management Technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what waste is
  • Gain knowledge of the various legislations
  • Gain an understanding of the various waste management programs in the UK
  • Overview of benefits of the waste management industry in terms of job creation, benefit of investment with case study of Nigeria
  • Review the various new technologies in Waste Management
  • Overview on how organisations can achieve better management of resources in the organisation, such as water, energy and wastes, which lead to save money and costs.
  • Raise awareness of environmental sound management (ESM) practices for waste management in the UK
  • Increase understanding of the need for, and components of, integrated waste management systems
  • Understand current enforcement and regulation procedures for hazardous wastes in the UK
  • Obtain an overview of current treatment methods for hazardous wastes
  • Make an observatory note following a site visit to a hazardous waste management facilities in Greater London and/or West Midlands
  • Manage community related conflicts towards Waste Disposal

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at employees responsible for waste management

Maximo Training

As is widely stated no ERP or maintenance program has a chance of succeeding without supporting role specific training. Our consultants will help in developing a training matrix that matches the maintenance function of any organisation. Thus, our training will be developed to accommodate the business rules and processes identified. We have always found that the role specific focus of the training is required so that people know their responsibilities, accountabilities and role relationships with others in the organisational structure.

Our training delivery is usually based on specific training notes agreed between the client and Codub. All our training notes are tailored to the business needs of our clients. The mode of delivery of each course will be through a lecture, a tutorial and an exercise session for the delegates to put into practice what has been taught. Where more than one IBM Maximo® application will be covered in a course, the above mode of delivery will include an exercise to go through a typical process as done within your organisation e.g. the process of creating a new assets through to assigning a PM template and finally to raising & closing down a Work Order.

Why choose Codub for your training?

  • Our consultants have excellent MAXIMO & Project Management experience.
  • Our consultants have excellent presentation techniques.
  • We are driven by customer satisfaction and hence at the end of each session, a questionnaire is distributed and the feedback is used immediately for the next session.

Prior to training, Codub ask the following typical questions:

  • Is Maximo used for Helpdesk?
  • Is Maximo used for Planned Maintenance including tracking spare parts?
  • Is Maximo to be used for the Purchasing and Invoicing?
  • Is there a business process?
  • Are all trainees conversant with the business process?
  • What experience of Maximo do the trainees have e.g. how long they have used Maximo?
  • Are all trainees computer literate?
Good Practice in Asset and Facilities Management

Overview

This course provides while introducing people who are new to the concept of Asset Management focuses on the details on Asset Management looking at the entire process of the life of an Asset from planning to buy an Asset to its disposal. The need for Planned Preventive, Condition and Risk-Based Maintenance will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Asset Management is
  • Understand the benefits of Asset Management and why it is important
  • Review asset life cycle
  • Describe the various risks and mitigation within Asset Management
  • Understand the role of an Asset Manager
  • Gain insight about the Asset Management Maturity PAS55
  • Understand the roles that Asset Management policy and strategy play in delivering organisational strategy & objectives and their interdependencies
  • Describe the main types of requirements, constraints and other factors that need to be taken into account by Asset Management policy makers
  • Understand the need for Maintenance Planning
  • Understand the different management and technical tools used in different sectors
  • Make the right choices to ensure appropriate returns on investment
  • Manage Critical Assets
  • Understand the benefits of Planned Maintenance
  • Differentiate between Service Focus vs. Asset focus
  • Gain appreciation of Asset Decision Support Systems

Who Should Attend?

New and Experienced Asset Management Teams, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Helpdesk/Facilities Staff. Also, Senior Managers with budget responsibility should attend.

Good practice and Application

Day 1

  •  An Overview of the State of Infrastructure Asset Management: UK perspective
  •  The Concept & Challenges of Infrastructure Planning: a UK Experience

Day 2

  • Asset Management…and Value Creation in Nigeria
  • Best Practice in the Delivery of Infrastructure Projects and Contracts

Day 3

  • Measuring the Benefits of Asset Management – Using an International Benchmark to make a business case for Asset Management
  • Managing Change in Asset Management Implementation in Nigeria

Day 4

  • Optimising Asset Investment
  • Case Study on Public Infrastructure in in Low and Middle Income Countries (LAMIC)

Day 5

  • Health & Safety at Work in Asset Operation and Management
  • Incident Management

Day 6

  • Interactive workshop on Decision Making in Asset Management
  • Resources Strategy & Optimisation in Asset Management: Delivering Competitive advantage through workforce Capacity & Capability

Day 7

  • Asset Information Systems – Making the right choice & Unlocking the Confusion: – Asset Integrity System (AIS), Computer Aided Facilities Management System (CAFM), Computerised Maintenance System (CMMS), Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS)
  • Future of Enterprise Asset Management – A smarter world

Day 8

  • Interactive workshop on Managing Change in Asset Management Implementation – EU perspective
  • Increasing Profitability through Asset Management

Day 9

  • Uncovering the Maintenance Culture
  • Infrastructure Asset Management – Giving the risks to someone else…

Day 10

  • Asset Management & Project delivery in Government Establishments
  • Understanding Asset Life Cycle
Health & Safety Issues in Asset Operation and Management

Overview

This course provides an insight about Human Factors and the safety critical reality.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how human decision making/problem solving can contribute to  incidents/accidents
  • Learn how to reduce the risk of human factors (HF) resulting in an incident/accident
  • Understand how to manage risks
  • Review how to improve work place environments
  • Describe different types of Hazards
  • Understand types of Human Failures and Errors will be explored

Who Should Attend?

All staff involved in the work place particularly those with responsibility for H&S.

PRINCE2® Project Management Certification
  • Are you having problems knowing where to start in a project?
  • Are you struggling to keep track of your project costs?
  • Do you experience difficulties in identifying project risks?
  • Do you know how to create clear and concise progress reports?
  • Have you been involved in a project that failed due to delays and budget overrun?

If you have answered YES to any of the above, then this course is definitely for you. This is a three to five days intensive
course leading to PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Accreditation on successful exam completion.

Why learn PRINCE2®?

The PRINCE2® project management methodology is the de-facto standard for project management that is practiced worldwide
and translated in different languages. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project.
A knowledge or qualification in PRINCE2® will not only boost your skills and confidence when managing projects but will greatly
improve your career. Many organisations, both private and public are beginning to mandate the use of PRINCE2® and therefore
require their staff to be competent and qualified to practice the method

Some of the Learning Objectives

  • Understand some key terminologies used
  • Understand steps in Project Management and PRINCE2® methodology
  • Identify what makes projects different and why they commonly fail
  • Identify key factors for successful projects
  • In-depth knowledge of PRINCE2® methodology and application
  • Project Initiation Document (PID)
  • Risk and Issue logs including managing change
  • Project closure and successful handover
IT Training

Coming soon.

Project Management and Organisation Management

Overview

This course will provide an awareness/overview as well as latest information on a complete project cycle with respect to building, facilities and construction services.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand some key terminologies used e.g. QA, SO, PM, O&M, CDM, HSE, JiT etc.
  • Learn how to develop a development brief
  • Understand what should be included in a development appraisal.
  • Identify the ins and outs of planning and development control
  • Consider the various procurement routes one may take.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding around project funding and finance
  • Gain an in-depth understanding on Business Case preparation
  • Gain a full knowledge of the processes from contract award through to mobilisation
  • Understand the importance of project administration
  • Identify all relevant project processes and procedures
  • Learn how to monitor project programmes
  • Learn how to assess and manage risk
  • Understand what a project audit is
  • Project Planning including Gantt Chart and milestone (using a software like Microsoft project)
  • Learn about Smart Procurement
  • Learn about Supplier Management including JiT materials supply
  • Gain an in-depth of Quality Management
  • Gain an in-depth change and claims control
  • Understand how to motivate project teams
  • Identify the need for compliance with plans and construction programme
  • Understand how to write Progress Reports
  • Deal with Variation Orders (dealing with changes)
  • Manage the commissioning and acceptance process
  • Be confident in dealing with project handovers
  • Learn how to draft a Maintenance Management program
  • Understand other roles carried out by the project manager including
    • Competence evaluation procedures
    • Accident / incident policy and procedures
    • Site inspection procedures
    • Asset Register
    • Energy Management
    • Sustainable development
    • Environmental Management
    • Waste Management and Pollution Control

Who Should Attend?

Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities

Introduction to Asset Management

Overview

This course provides an introduction to people who are new to the concept of Asset Management. It is a very simple but informative introduction to the management of physical assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Asset Management is
  • Understand the benefits of Asset Management and why it is important
  • Review asset life cycle
  • Describe the various risks and mitigation within Asset Management
  • Understand the role of an Asset Manager
  • Gain insight about the Asset Management Maturity PAS55
  • Understand the roles that Asset Management policy and strategy play in delivering organisational strategy & objectives and their interdependencies
  • Describe the main types of requirements, constraints and other factors that need to be taken into account by Asset Management policy makers

Who Should Attend?

New Entrants to Asset Management Teams, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Helpdesk/Facilities Staff

Asset Management and Decision Support Systems

Overview

Asset intensive organisations rely on asset data, information and knowledge as key enablers. This course provides participants insight into applications that are utilised to automate Asset Management processes and to provide consistent decision support analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how applications collect, store, process and analyse information that an organisation requires to manage its assets over their lifecycle.
  • Understand the different Asset Information Systems – Asset Integrity System (AIS), Computer Aided Facilities Management System (CAFM), Computerised Maintenance System (CMMS), Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Work Management System (WMS)

Who Should Attend?

HR Staff, IT Staff, Accountants, Maintenance & Engineering Managers New Entrants to Asset Management Teams, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Helpdesk Managers

  • Day 1     Project Management
  • Day 2     Fundmentals of Asset Integrity Management
  • Day 3     BSI PAS55 2008
  • Day 4     Asset Management Decision Support Systems Part 1
  • Day 5     Asset Management Decision Support Systems – Part 2
Asset Management Policy

Overview

The Asset Management Policy is the link between the Organisational Plan (that is the top level ‘business plan’ in a company) and the Asset Management Strategy. This course provides challenges and approaches for Senior Managers.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge of the ‘Line of Sight’ concept
  • Review the ‘what’ and the ‘why’
  • Understand the principles or guidelines to steer Asset Management activity to achieve the organisation’s objectives.
  • Describe the main types of requirements and constraints need to be taken into account by Asset Management policy makers
  • Learn how to set up a framework for Asset Management Decision-Making

Who Should Attend?

Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Business Units.

Sustainable Development & the Role of Governance within Asset Management

Overview

In today’s increasingly competitive and deregulated market, asset governance is an innovative solution to meet the challenges faced by companies and a way to demonstrate ownership and good stewardship of assets. In this course, a practical perspective on the interaction between engineering and governance as well as how they can be used to achieve sustainable development is explored.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Asset Management is
  • Explain Sustainable Development & Governance
  • Understand the need for good governance
  • Discuss key similarities or differences between governance and asset management
  • Understand how governance and asset management can be used to achieve sustainable development
  • Establish reporting & communication mechanisms between the board & management

Who Should Attend?

Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Business Units

PAS55/ISO55000 Basics

Overview

A detailed work-through of the main components of BSI PAS 55 (ISO55000) will be explored in this course. PAS 55 is the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Publicly Available Specification for the optimised management of physical assets.

The ISO 55000 series will provide an overview of the subject of asset management and the standard terms and definitions to be used. In addition, it will provide a requirement specification for an integrated, effective management system for assets as well as providing guidance for the implementation of such a system.

Learning Objectives

  • Use PAS 55 to gain insight into how comprehensive all elements of your management system are.
  • Describe the main requirements of BSI PAS 55:2008 Part 1 by looking at the 28 point checklist
  • Give examples of how Asset Management performance can be assessed and what information is required to do this

Who Should Attend?

Experienced Asset Management Leaders, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Senior Managers with budget.

Introduction to Project Management

Overview

This one day introduction to project management course will help participants understand the language, principles and core tools/techniques required for managing projects to successful completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand some key terminologies used in Project Management
  • Learn how to develop a project brief
  • Learn how to break down projects into manageable chunks of tasks (WBS)
  • Gain a full knowledge of the roles of each member of the team
  • Learn how to monitor project programmes including Gantt Chart and milestone (using a software like Microsoft project)
  • Understand how to communicate effectively to different stakeholders
  • Learn how to assess and manage risk
  • Understand how to write Progress Reports

Who Should Attend?

Anyone new to Project Management including Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors, Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities

Conflict and Crisis Management in Local Communities

Overview

This course provides an introduction to people who are new to the concept of Asset Management. It is a very simple but informative introduction to the management of physical assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and deal with sources of conflict
  • Take responsibility for the contributions made in conflict generation
  • Obtain practical guidance on the key issues in managing conflict
  • Take part in short case studies
  • Develop competency framework for line managers
  • Adopt different approaches for dealing with others
  • Develop a way forward for resolving conflict within own team(s)
  • Hone in on psychological and social issues skills

Who Should Attend?

Maintenance & Engineering Managers, Maintenance Planners, Managers of Facilities, Helpdesk/Facilities Staff, Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Business.

Facilities Management Systems

Coming soon.

Developing High Performance Teams

The workshop will raise delegates’ understanding of the background to effective learning and developing high performance teams. Modern quality management systems involve individuals with a larger number and wider variety of other people in the course of their work than ever before, which inevitably means all the more opportunity for conflicts to arise and the need for ensuring a team at work is performing at its peak. The ingredients to a high performance team can summarised as a team that has a common purpose, clear roles, accepted leadership, effective processes and clear communication.

During the workshop participants learn and practice key skills to build their confidence to maintain composure and ensure high delivery of rojects. The Characteristics of high-performing teams (After Klinger, 2003) is shown below:

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Programme Content Summary

Program for the one week is detailed below:

Day 1 Team Development & Teamwork

  • Form and nurture new teams
  • Develop an understanding of personality differences
  • Gain an appreciation of the strengths each individual can bring to a team
  • Create meaningful links between the event content/activities and real work situations or issues
  • Experience the necessity to provide support and to develop trust with colleagues
  • Have the opportunity to challenge any issues that limit performance both as individuals and within the team
  • Demonstrate the use of feedback and coaching as effective people development and performance management tools

Day 2 Delivering Outstanding Customer Service through Leadership

  • Construct, evaluate and communicate an effective vision statement
  • Identify the need for inspirational leadership to empower, develop and motivate staff, increasing business growth and reducing attrition
  • Define the challenges of management and leadership, identifying individual preferences, strengths and development areas
  • Identify personal influencing preferences and develop situational influencing flexibility
  • The need for effective communication

Day 3 The impact of Performance Management in Team Development

  • Recognise the consequences of job performance versus job satisfaction in the context of performance management
  • Understand and explain the way assessment are carried out
  • Appreciate the impact of both verbal and non-verbal communication during assessment/review meetings
  • Use questions appropriately and listen actively to responses
  • Structure a constructive, two-way assessment/review meeting
  • Develop a strategy for coping with a poor performer

Day 4 Essential Management

  • Stress Management
  • Influencing Skills
  • Time Management
  • Recognise the importance of setting specific objectives for both the team and individuals
  • Maintain high levels of motivation within the team
  • Design individual strategies for motivation
  • Understand how a team develops
  • Resolve any potential conflict
  • Understand when and how to discipline individuals

Day 5 Managing Conflict

  • Identify and deal with sources of conflict
  • Take responsibility for the contributions made in conflict generation
  • practical guidance on the key issues in managing conflict
  • short case studies
  • a competency framework for line managers
  • Adopt different approaches for dealing with others
  • Develop a way forward for resolving conflict in your own team
Strategic Leadership

Overview

The session will raise participant’s understanding of the background to effective leadership, learning and developing high performance teams. Modern quality management systems involve individuals with a larger number and wider variety of other people in the course of their work than ever before, which inevitably means all the more opportunity for conflicts to arise and the need for ensuring a team at work is performing at its peak.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difficulties in political influencing
  • Gain confidence in lobbying and political influencing
  • Recognise policy/strategy environment
  • Create a compelling vision for the people and communities they influence
  • Define the challenges of management and leadership, identifying individual preferences, strengths and development areas
  • Recognise and practise a set of behaviours that will enable them to demonstrate and role model “The Golden Rules of Leadership”
  • Understand the different leadership styles and when to employ them
  • Learn how to develop key people within an organisation
  • Use different strategies for dealing with conflict to ensure high team performance
  • Use assertive behaviour rather than aggressive or passive behaviour in dealing with team members

Who Should Attend?

Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments, Heads of Business Units, Team Leaders and Supervisors, Maintenance & Engineering Managers and all those leading teams.

Maintenance Connection Training

Coming soon.

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