How to have a Dispute and come out as Friends

How to have a Dispute and come out as Friends is the output from a workshop Rob Horne and I led at the 2013 'Linked NEC3 - Planning/Project Management under the NEC forms' Conference in June. Participants came up with ideas to not only have an Adjudication on friendly terms, but explored the pros and cons of different Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods as well as alternatives to and nuances of conventional ADR.

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How to stop your team ‘Storming’ and get them ‘Performing'

This article – titled ‘How to stop your team ‘Storming’ and get them ‘Performing’ ’ - is about how to quickly and rapidly develop a high performing project team from disparate organisations. While it discusses the topic from Jon’s perspective as a facilitator, much of what it is said can be applied by any project manager. It was published in the November 2008 edition of Project Manager Today.

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BoK6 submission on Work Winning

This was written as a submission for the Association for Project Management’s update to their Body of Knowledge (6th edition). It breaks the work winning process down into 11 key activities. Despite not being used, it was well received by the BoK reviewers (who wanted it to be used) and by others who have read it.

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NEC3 : not just for engineering contracts

NEC3 : not just for engineering contracts was published in 2010 in ‘Project’, the Association for Project Management’s monthly magazine. It gives an overview of how the NEC3 family of contracts sets out to achieve its three main aims of Flexibility, Clarity & Simplicity and Stimulus to Good Project Management.

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NEC3 Key Dates – More risk on the Contractor?

NEC3 Key Dates – More risk on the Contractor ? The third edition of NEC3 introduced ‘Key Dates’ whereby the Contractor has to prepare an area of the Site by a Key Date, so that the Employer or an Other can come in and do some work. If they do not meet the stated condition by the Key Date, then they are liable for the uncapped direct costs to the Employer of not meeting that date. This article discusses whether having ‘Key Date’ puts more or less risk on the Contractor. It was published in the October 2007 NEC User’s Newsletter, Issue 40.

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Is there a hierarchy of documents under the ECC?

A common statement was that there was no hierarchy of documents under the ECC form. More precisely, there is no headline statement of the hierarchy, but it is stated within the detail of the clauses. Not knowing about this when preparing tender documentation and bids can cost money! It was published in the July 2008 NEC User’s Newsletter, Issue 46.

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Critical Chain project management and NEC3

This article discusses the problems with traditional programming and outlines how critical chain project management – often referred to as ‘buffered programmes’ – can overcome these to reduce project durations. It outlines how it fits in with the programming provisions of the NEC. It was published in the April 2009 NEC User’s Newsletter, Issue 46.

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Record of discussion on critical chain project management between Glenn Hide and Jon Broome

Record of discussion on critical chain project management between Glenn Hide and Jon Broome (see above). This is how Jon and Glenn got to know each other. While we agree on most things, we still have different views on this ! However, both of us learnt from the discussion.

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ECC programme – 6 levels of use

This article identifies 6 different uses for the programme when using the Engineering & Construction Contract, before giving hints and tips on how to implement at the higher levels for superior performance. It was published in the October 2009 NEC User’s Newsletter, Issue 48.

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Incentivisation under the NEC

This article gives a ‘how to’ guide to developing an incentive plan to motivate superior project performance. It was published in the April 2010 NEC User’s Newsletter, Issue 50.

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Intelligently setting the Contractor's share ranges and share percentages

Intelligently setting the Contractor's share ranges and share percentages under the target cost options - was posted for comment on the LinkedIn 'BuiltIntelligence NEC People - Managing NEC3 Contracts' discussion forum and improved as a result. It was then submitted to the NEC User's Group Newsletter for publication around June 2013.

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