Managing Brownfield Projects - OM-42

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This course is designed to teach the skills necessary to effectively plan and manage Brownfield projects or those in existing facilities. This includes due diligence of existing infrastructure, framing the project, concept selection techniques, managing stakeholders, and integration with Operations led projects. The course focuses on the unique challenges of Brownfield projects and how project leaders can effectively work in this Operations centric project environment. Exercises, the case study and discussions make the sessions challenging and insightful.

This course is designed for project managers, project engineers, operations staff, and all disciplines that work on integrated project teams for Brownfield or onshore and offshore projects that are installed in existing facilities. Case studies include modification to offshore structures as well as onshore projects.

You will Learn:

  • Methods to effectively plan and deliver a Brownfield project
  • About brownfield project challenges and how to effectively manage them
  • The unique stage gate elements of a Brownfield project, how to apply them, and why failure to address these items typically leads to poor outcomes
  • Methods for conducting facility due diligence and why this is critical to project success
  • How to establish a project oversight board to ensure alignment among all stakeholders
  • Skills to develop, gain stakeholder alignment, and control a Brownfield scope of work
  • How to utilize a Work Breakdown Structure to manage all facets of the projects
  • Methods to identify and plan for the unique constructability issues associated with a Brownfield project
  • Techniques to develop a contract strategy for a Brownfield project

Course Content:

  • Use a Brownfield project stage gate process to initiate, plan, execute and close out a project
  • Use decision making and issue management to keep a project on track
  • Communications plan development to facilitate stakeholder management
  • The role of quality management in engineering, procurement, and contractor management
  • The prominent role of Health, Safety, and Environment discipline in project execution
  • Manage issues associated with construction readiness and construction management
  • Handover, startup, and closeout best practices for Brownfield projects
  • Key Value Improving Practices (VIPs) for Brownfield projects
  • Cost and schedule management principles and performance reporting techniques
  • Contract types, contractor selection, and contractor management
  • Roles and qualities of successful project managers
  • Effective risk management

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