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CANCELLED: Change Order Management for Project Managers and Foremen: Best Practices for Success

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

**This class has been cancelled**


Instructor: John Koontz

CEI Classroom

Successfully managing change orders on a complex and constantly changing project is often the project team’s greatest challenge. If not well managed by a proactive and knowledgeable project manager and foreman who are acting as great partners, change orders can cause unnecessary additional risk, destroy base contract labor productivity, ruin customer and contractor relationships, choke cash flow,  reduce or eliminate profitability, and create nearly irreversible negative jobsite moral.

In this session, John Koontz will provide all attendees, regardless of age or experience level, with numerous strategies and proven best practices for successfully navigating this multi-faceted and complicated project management challenge.

John will conduct a very informative and interactive discussion with attendees regarding change management and will emphasize and explain the critical importance of:

·         Being proactive in your approach to change

·         Planning and identifying changes early

·         Knowing and following your contract

·         Cost identification and explanation

·         Believing and knowing what you are selling

·         Working hard to have great communication and documentation

·         Knowing your numbers

·         Maintaining solid trust-based relationships

·         The partnership required between the foreman and project manager

·         The foreman’s role as “guardian” of the scope of work

·         The foreman’s responsibility and role in managing changes

·         Proceeding under protest wisely

·         Pricing before proceeding whenever possible

·         Understanding the difference between CCD’s and Change Orders

·         Developing a standardized approach to changes

·         Being able to identify, explain, and negotiate change order impact costs

·         Negotiate price confidently and wisely


May 12
8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT