This course emphasises the need for a clear definition of specification requirements combined with the ability to communicate them effectively to third parties.
In today’s business climate of fragmented supply chains and bigger projects delivered by consortia, a detailed and high quality specification is the key to project success. However, writing a specification draws on many diverse topics – project management, engineering practice, law, grammar, word usage and even philosophy – all of which are touched on in this practical 2-day course.
This course starts with the role of the specification in the project, its legal status and the needs of the various stakeholders. Using a range of practical tools and techniques, we will cover a systematic approach to structuring and writing the specification that builds in quality, detail, methods of verification and clear communication.
4 virtual classes (VCs) of 3 hours each, 2 VCs each day.
Session 1: Best practice & process
Session 2: Structure & templates
Session 3: Correct language & format
Session 4: Pulling it all together
Who should attend?
This programme is suitable for engineers at all levels.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
• Explain the role and purpose of specifications and the different types.
• Identify the role of specifications in managing projects.
• Define and prioritise the detailed requirements.
• Structure a specification to clearly get the point across.
• Write clear, unambiguous English.
• Understand the procurement cycle.
• Prepare, edit and approve specifications more quickly.
• Identify commercial and contractual issues and take steps to avoid them.
• Know how specifications should be issued, modified and controlled.
• Reflect on personal examples and experiences.