College of Contract Management United Kingdom
College of Contract Management
United Kingdom

Forensic Schedule Analysis Training Course to become a Delay Analyst

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Forensic Schedule Analysis Training Programme

  • Face to face training course
  • 2 day weekend programme

Single Registration is only GBP £890 per participant
College of Contract Management UK 2014-12-12 22-36-45
Group Registration is only GBP £850 per participant

College of Contract Management UK 2014-12-12 22-36-45



A Forensic Schedule Analysis will determine the root cause of project delays and its effect on the suggested schedule by using an established schedule analysis technique appropriate for the particular project under analysis. Forensic schedule analysis determines how specific events impact a project schedule.

This training will enable you and your employees working as Planning Engineers, Contract Managers, Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Contract Administrators, Commercial Managers with a brief overview and skills to quantify delay, determine causation, and assess responsibility and financial consequences for delay.

This course is primarily intended for intermediate and advanced level professionals, but not limited to, the following types of projects (Civil Engineering, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Infrastructure, Power Plants, Nuclear, Buildings and Pipeline Projects) in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Sectors.

You will be advised about the potential risks of proceeding with a project, should a forensic schedule analyst be required to take short cuts or rely upon the work of others to stay within a very tight budget. So, training your employees to carry forensic schedule analysis which is is required either during project execution or during a dispute proceedings would be very valuable.

Why do you need to follow this programme at CCM?

This programme will be delivered by an expert who is highly experienced in forensic schedule analysis over 30 years. He has been involved as an experienced lecturer and trainer in a number of programmes. The programme will be delivered in an interactive and practical format. The courses will include practical examples and case studies. Hence the course content reflects the practical aspects and challenges faced by the professionals and the industry.


  • Experienced Trainer
  • Works as a Senior Forensic Schedule Analyst
  • More than 30 Years’ Experience

Benefits of the Training

  • Maximise the revenue and recover potential losses.
  • Determine if you are entitled to schedule extensions or delay compensation as a result of certain events.
  • Alleviate potential pressure to deliver complex projects on time within budget as a commercial advantage.
  • Providing a unifying reference of basic technical principles and guidelines for the application of critical path method (CPM) scheduling in forensic schedule analysis.
  • Developing familiarity with contractual entitlements and obligations.
  • Increasing the probability of successful resolution of a Dispute.

Course Outcomes

  • Able to recommend a relatively inexpensive forensic scheduling method that is still effective for its intended purpose.
  • Able to recommend a forensic schedule analysis method that is both cost effective and suitable for the size of the dispute.
  • Able to identify and quantify compensable delay, excusable delay and owner’s compensable delay.
  • Able to identify and quantify schedule variance, schedule acceleration and schedule disruption.
  • Able to do apportionment of delay.
  • Able to recommend one of the observational or modelled methods and explaining controlling delays if the project was a complex process facility.
  • Able to review project documentation to determine the purpose of the delay analysis.
  • Abel to use contemporaneous project documentation to determine which events may have caused delay.
  • Able to identify event, start and completion dates, and activities impacted by the event.
  • Able to apply or relate these events in some orderly manner to the schedules employed on the project.

Course Structure

Day 1

  • Purpose of Forensic Scheduling
  • Type of Schedules
  • Common Scheduling Terms
  • Delay Types
  • Taxonomy of Forensic Schedule Analysis
  • Main Types of Schedule Analysis
    • As-Planned Vs As-Built schedule Analysis
    • Impact as-planned schedule analysis
    • Collapsed as-Built Analysis
    • Time Impact Analysis
  • Protocols
  • Basis of all Analysis Types: As-Built Schedule
  • Importance of As-Built Schedule
  • Exercises – Prepare As-Built Schedule Fragnet from Daily Reports
  • Identification of Delay Event
  • Case studies to carry out steps in a typical process of a forensic schedule analysis


Day 2

  1. Contract Terms
  2. Extension of Time Requests
  3. Change Orders and Time Extensions, Effects on Analysis
  4. Selecting a Delay Analysis Method
  5. Determination of Critical Delay
  6. Forensic Scheduling in Non-CPM Scheduled Projects
  7. Schedule Disruption and Mitigation:
    1. Directed Acceleration
    2. Constructive Acceleration
  8. Delay Damages
    1. Direct Damages
    2. Indirect Damages
  9. Awarding Ceremony



Start at 9.00 am

Morning Coffee Break at 10.15 am – 10.30 am

Lunch Break at 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Evening Coffee Break at 3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Morning Session 2: 3.15 pm – 4.30 pm



Planning Engineers

Risk Manager

Project Controls Engineers

Project Managers/Directors

Contract Managers

Quantity Surveyors

Commercial Manager

Delay Analyst/Claims Specialist

All those who are involved in technical project planning, project control, cost control and contract review

Benefits of Participants

Formal CPD hours

Higher salary and demandable position

Develop your career as a Forensic Schedule Analyst/Delay Analyst

Gain talents to work as a successful Planning Manager

Leads to a fantastic professional career

Total Course Fee

Single Registration is only US$990 per participant

Group Registration is only US$890 per participant

All costs are subject to VAT. The Course Fee excludes overnight hotel stay.

You can make payment online at or alternatively by bank transfer to College of Contract Management, Sort Code: 20-45-45 Account No: 43262177 Bank: Barclays Bank United Kingdom (For International Payment-SWIFT Code: BARCGB22, IBAN: GB95BARC20454543262177)


The College’s website has easy access for registration, either single or group candidates, with secure online payments through the checkout process.

If you have difficulties with registration and online payment, the College also accepts registration via email and can offer easy payment options. If the course fee is being paid by a company, we can issue an invoice on receipt of a purchase order or email confirmation.

Our admission team is keen to assist visa application of overseas participants, airport pick-up and overnight hotel stay. Our admission coordinators will be contactable on or alternatively +44 (0) 1420 85999.