Developing Effective Scopes of Work and Specifications

This course is also available as an in-house event.

To book please contact ann@dpss.co.uk

Duration: 1 day

CPD points: 6

Course Aims

To enable end users, technical experts, proponents, internal customers and other key stakeholders to work with procurement and contracting to develop effective specifications and scope of work, to ensure fit for purpose outcomes and to empower participants to be able to collaborate with all key stakeholders.

Course Content Verification
The content of this course has been cross mapped with established competency frameworks and other international standards.

Target Audience

This course is designed for all those who have direct or indirect responsibility for the development of effective and robust scopes of work and specifications. This could include end users, technical experts, proponents, project managers, finance, internal customers and other key stakeholders who need to collaborate with procurement and contracting to develop robust scopes of work and specifications. This could also include those seeking a refresher in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

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

Understand the importance and value of clear and effective specifications and scopes of work

Differentiate between the different methods of creating specifications and SOW and when to apply them

Develop robust specification templates to ensure consistency

Understand the use of appropriate language, which is critical to creating effective specifications and SOW

Appreciate the need develop SOW and specifications in cooperation with stakeholders

Make use of techniques such as value analysis and value engineering to define fit for purpose in the context of creating effective specifications and SOW

Embed key KPI into the specification and SOW to ensure delivery

The management and mitigation of legal and contractual risks in the specification and SOW

Course Programme

Session Domestics, introductions and learning outcomes

Session Discuss the importance of effective specifications and scopes of work

Session The critical role of language and terminology in creating effective specifications and scopes of work

Session Encouraging, cooperation between the technical and commercial experts with responsibility for developing robust effective specifications and scopes of work

Session Explore and utilize the various approaches to the development of appropriate specifications and scopes of work, including output, performance, technical and functional

Session The role of value analysis and value engineering in the process of developing

Session Discuss the legal and contractual impact of poor effective specifications and scopes of work

Session How to embed scopes of work and specification outputs into tender and quotation documents

Session Developing kpi and SLA framed around robust effective specifications and scopes of work

Cost, Dates and Venue

Date:      Dates upon application
Cost:      £450.00 plus VAT
Course ref:          0606SOW and 1506SOW
Venue:   Woburn House, Tavistock Square London
www.woburnhouse.co.uk

We accept payment by major credit cards 

Please note discounts are available for certain categories of participants including self-funders, charities, armed forces, schools, multiple and block bookings

Contact ann@dpss.co.uk to find out if you are eligible!