Specification Writing 1 day course - 'Live' online learning

This one-day interactive course enables end-users, technical experts, proponents, internal customers and other key stakeholders to work with procurement and contracting to develop effective specifications and scopes of work, to ensure fit-for-purpose outcomes. The course programme empowers participants to collaborate with all key stakeholders.

Learning objectives

This course will help participants

  • Understand the importance and value of clear and effective specifications
  • Differentiate between the different methods of creating specifications and when to apply them
  • Develop robust specification templates to ensure consistency
  • Understand the use of appropriate language (critical to creating effective specifications)
  • Appreciate the need to develop 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
  • Embed key KPIs into the specification to ensure delivery
  • Manage and mitigate legal and contractual risks in the specification

 

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for anyone who will be, involved in writing or contributing to the preparation and management of specifications.

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

08 Jun 2021

9:30am - 5:00pm

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Add to Calendar 06/08/2021 09:30 06/08/2021 17:00 Specification Writing 1 day course - 'Live' online learning This one-day interactive course enables end-users, technical experts, proponents, internal customers and other key stakeholders to work with procurement and contracting to develop effective specifications and scopes of work, to ensure fit-for-purpose outcomes. The course programme empowers participants to collaborate with all key stakeholders.

Organiser

IET Courses

Registration Information

See below for booking details. Alternatively, fill in our booking form and return it to pdcourses@theiet.org.

Terms and conditions of booking.

Location

'Live' online course

IET
Stevenage
SG2
United Kingdom

Programme

This one-day course comprises a mix of tutorials and practical exercises. The tutorials explain the key principles, methods and techniques for writing specifications, while the exercises illustrate how to apply them in practice. The programme structure will be participative and session timings may be adapted to match the particular training needs and pace required by the group.

This programme will be delivered virtually. The live online sessions are generally delivered via Zoom, making full use of the break-out facility so that the same level of interaction between participants and with the trainer can be maintained. 

Course outline

Introduction

·           Learning outcomes

·           Learning styles

·           Plan for the day

The importance of effective specifications

·           Scopes of work

·           Impact of poor scopes of work

·           Examples of costly errors

The critical role of language

·           Terminology in creating effective specifications and scopes of work

·           Problems of communication

·           Lack of detail or too prescriptive

Encouraging cooperation

·           Technical and commercial experts with responsibility for developing robust effective specifications and    scopes of work

·           Managing stakeholders’ expectations

·           Working with contractors

Types of specification

·           Exploring and using the various approaches to the development of appropriate specifications and scopes of work

·           Output

·           Performance

·           Technical

·           Functional

·           Solutions-based

The role of value analysis

·           Value engineering in the process of developing scopes of work and specifications

Specifications and contracts

·           The legal and contractual impact of poor specifications and scopes of work

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

Specifications as a management tool

·           Developing KPIs and SLAs framed around robust effective specifications and scopes of work

·           Negotiating with contractors

·           Negotiating with stakeholders

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Member Price

£300 + VAT

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Non Member Price

£370 + VAT

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