In this session, Blake Wentz 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.
Change Order Management: Best Practices for Success
Duration: 1/2 Day
Instructor: Blake Wentz
Successfully managing change orders on a complex and constantly changing project is a seasoned project manager’s greatest challenge and a new or inexperienced project manager’s greatest nightmare. If not well managed by a proactive and knowledgeable project manager, 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, Blake Wentz 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. Blake 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; your partnership with your foreman; 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.