SC01 - FRAMING AND PROBLEM STRUCTURING

Bringing complex projects from idea towards execution is a demanding task. It usually comprises multi-disciplinary teams, significant uncertainties, tight schedules, alternative business cases and often a selection of different decision criteria. The objective of a framing session is to assure that that the decision problem is well understood by all team members and that key decision points and relevant risks and uncertainties are identified and agreed upon as early as possible. This course focuses on framing and problem structuring techniques to increase the likelihood of capturing what is important early on, align team members and maximise value creation. Decision problems are analysed through an iterative process where each iteration provides additional insight and drives the project forward.  

In this 1-day course you will learn how to ensure that the decision problem is well understood by all team members. Identify key decisions and relevant risks and uncertainties as early as possible. Agree on which decisions are most critical and which can be taken later. Transform the framing session results into alternative strategies. Identify learnable uncertainties and real options that contribute to additional value creation. Visualise an initial problem structure, facilitate the thought process and compute results. Clarify and agree upon the required contributions from each team member. Use preliminary results to provide additional insight into the decision problem. Analyse new questions and problems through an iterative process. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. Contribute to constructive multi-disciplinary discussions in your project.

Regular intervals / Upon request
1-day course
Lectures, case studies, group work

Key concepts

Issue lists, decision hierarchies, strategy tables, influence diagrams, real option identification, decision trees, decision criteria.

Learn how to

Ensure that the decision problem is well understood by all team members. Identify key decisions and relevant risks and uncertainties as early as possible. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. 

Attitudes

Acknowledge the value of proper framing. Take responsibility to compare and prioritise opportunities with potential. Take initiative to work closely with other disciplines throughout projects.

Target group

This course is specifically designed for professionals that will lead framing and problem structuring activities as well as those involved in technical and economic evaluation and decision analysis comprising multi-disciplinary teams: project managers, project members, technical personnel. The course can be customised to suit specific businesses.

Knowledge

Understand the value of proper framing and interactive team collaboration in early phase screening. Recognise your contribution to the framing and problem structuring process. Participate pro-actively to framing and problem structuring processes in early phase projects.

Background

University level degree. Basic understanding of fundamental economic theory is recommended and some experience from project work comprising multi-disciplinary teams is an advantage.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Student
NOK 1.850

1-day course

Single person
NOK 7.500

1-4 participants

1-day course

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ENROLMENT

This course is available for open enrolment at regular intervals, but can also be arranged upon request. Use the booking form below or get in touch for more details.

INSTRUCTORS

FAQs

Q:  What is the average number of participants?

We usually set a ceiling of maximum 25 participants at all our courses. This allows the training to be highly interactive and make good use of case exercises and open group discussions.

 

Q:  When is the next training event scheduled for and where?

Our open enrolment courses are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the year. You can search our calendar for more information. Many organisations prefer to arrange in-house training and this can be arranged upon request. Our training events will be held world-wide, although our base is in Norway.

Q:  We are looking into the possibility of running a series of courses and lunch and learns within our organisation. Can this be arranged?

Yes, a significant portion of our teaching is done in-house and in close cooperation with the client. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and needs. Prices and timing are agreed on an individual basis for this type of assignments.

 

OUR OTHER COURSES

General courses


S01 – Combine experience, intuition and analysis

S01 – Combine experience, intuition and analysis

6. October 2015

2-day course: Learn the fundamentals of decision analysis. How to structure different types of decision problems. Identify key aspects, main value drivers and relevant risks. Optimise sequences of decisions and possible outcomes. Evaluate costs and benefits of data gathering programs. Identify real options, non-linearities and strategic values. Present and communicate decision alternatives. … Read More

SC01 – Framing and problem structuring

SC01 – Framing and problem structuring

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn different framing and problem structuring techniques to increase the likelihood of capturing what is important early on, align team members and maximise value creation. Learn how to identify key decisions and relevant risks and uncertainties as early as possible. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. … Read More

SC02 – Decision modelling for insight

SC02 – Decision modelling for insight

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to build decision models to increase the likelihood of capturing what is important early on. Construct models to reflect the problem structure for various decision problems. Course participants are guided through the process of building a simple decision model using Excel by Microsoft and @Risk by Palisade*. The model is used in team exercises to illustrate the value of proper modelling, insightful result plots and best practice workflows. … Read More

SC03 – Evaluating real options

SC03 – Evaluating real options

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to use a structured approach to identify real options in different types of projects. Incorporate the real options into the initial problem structure and estimate the value of the options. Weigh the cost of incorporating flexibility into the project against the probability and value potential of capturing upside. … Read More

SC04 – Decision analysis for managers

SC04 – Decision analysis for managers

7. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to interpret and gain insight from decision modelling results, establish best-practice workflows, use different types of economic indicators, distinguish between relevant and irrelevant project risks and optimise projects and portfolios under capital constraints. Examples are used to illustrate how high quality decisions derive from the right combination of thought, collaboration, computation and communication. … Read More

SC05 – Evaluating new technologies

SC05 – Evaluating new technologies

5. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to utilise technology readiness levels, technology novelty categories and decision/governance processes to evaluate and compare relevant technologies. Calculate key technology risks and incorporate them into the problem structure. Communicate main value drivers for the technology options as well as for the project as a whole and compare competing alternatives in a consistent way. Learn to differentiate between enabler and enhancer technologies and value potential on project and portfolio level. … Read More

Oil & energy courses


F01 – Multi-disciplinary field trip

F01 – Multi-disciplinary field trip

9. January 2016

5-day field trip: Learn how to extract critical geological information and understand its implication for volume estimation, producability, drainage strategy, drilling strategy, development concept and value. Identify key value drivers and contribute to constructive multi-disciplinary discussions at the intersection between geo-modelling and project modelling using decision models and decision analysis methodology. … Read More

E01 – Exploration and appraisal projects

E01 – Exploration and appraisal projects

10. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to estimate the economic value of a prospect based on an optimised sequence of decisions and possible outcomes. Adapt a fit for purpose approach given the incomplete data availability and the fact that many of the assumptions made are often conceptual and based on analogues. Estimate geological and commercial risks and evaluate the costs and benefits of appraisal and other data gathering programs. … Read More

E02 – Early phase projects

E02 – Early phase projects

10. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to bring a discovery from appraisal to concept selection and development. Learn how all elements from reservoir to market can be included in the analysis and how different appraisal programs, development alternatives and drainage strategies can be compared. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. … Read More

 

SC01 - PROBLEMSTRUKTURERING

Det er en krevende oppgave å bringe komplekse prosjekter fra idé til gjennomføring. Det innebærer vanligvis sterke tverrfaglige team, betydelige usikkerheter, stramme tidsplaner, alternative business case, og ofte et utvalg av forskjellige beslutningskriterier. Formålet med avgrensningsøvelsen er å sikre at beslutningsproblemet er godt forstått av alle prosjektdeltakerne, samt at man har identifisert og er omforent om viktige beslutningspunkter og relevante risiki og usikkerheter så tidlig som mulig. Dette kurset fokuserer på teknikker for å avgrense og strukturere beslutningsproblemet, med henblikk på å øke sannsynligheten for å fange opp alle vesentlige aspekter tidlig, sørge for at alle prosjektmedlemmer er omforent og maksimere verdiskapingen. Beslutningsproblemer blir analysert gjennom en iterativ prosess der hver iterasjon gir ekstra innsikt og driver prosjektet fremover.

I dette 1-dags kurset vil du lære å sikre at beslutningsproblemet er godt forstått av alle prosjektmedlemmer. Identifisere viktige beslutninger og relevante risiki og usikkerheter i tidlig fase. Bli enige om hvilke beslutninger som er mest kritiske og hvilke som kan tas senere. Forvandle resultatene fra avgrensningsøvelsen til alternative strategier. Avdekke usikkerhet og identifisere reelle valg som bidrar til ytterligere verdiskapning. Visualisere en innledende problemstruktur, forenkle tankeprosesser og beregne resultater. Avklare og bli enige om de nødvendige bidrag fra hvert prosjektmedlem. Bruk foreløpige resultater for å gi større innsikt i beslutningsproblemet. Analysere nye spørsmål og problemer gjennom en iterativ prosess. Presentere og kommunisere beslutningsalternativer, de viktigste verdidriverne, risiki og anbefalinger. Bidra til konstruktive tverrfaglige diskusjoner i prosjektet.

Gitte datoer/ På forespørsel
1-dags kurs
Forelesning, case-studier, gruppearbeid

Konsepter

Problemlister, beslutningshierarkier, strategitabeller, influensdiagrammer, identifisering av reelle alternativer, beslutningstrær, beslutningskriterier.

Ferdigheter

Sørge for at beslutningsproblemet er godt forstått av alle prosjektmedlemmer. Identifisere viktige beslutninger og relevante risiki og usikkerheter så tidlig som mulig. Presentere og kommunisere beslutningsalternativer, de viktigste verdidriverne, risiki og anbefalinger.

Holdninger

Erkjenn verdien av god problemstrukturering. Ta ansvar for å sammenligne og prioritere muligheter med potensial. Ta initiativ til å jobbe tett med andre fagområder gjennom hele prosjektet.

Målgruppe

Fagdisipliner som vil lede aktiviteter knyttet til avgrensning og strukturering av beslutningsproblemer. Deltakere i tverrfaglige prosjektteam: prosjektledere, prosjektmedlemmer som utfører tekniske evalueringer eller økonomisk analyse, samt andre disipliner som medvirker i fremstilling av beslutningsunderlaget.

Kompetanse

Forstå verdien av riktig problemavgrensing og interaktivt gruppesamarbeid i tidlig fase av et prosjekt.  Vær bevisst ditt bidrag til problemstruktureringsprosessen. Delta proaktivt i avgrensning og problemstrukturering i tidlig fase av prosjekter.

 

Forkunnskaper

Utdanning på universitet/høyskolenivå. En viss kjennskap til grunnleggende økonomisk teori er anbefalt, og noe erfaring fra prosjektarbeid i tverrfaglige prosjektteam er en fordel.

BETALINGSALTERNATIVER

Student
NOK 1.850

1-dags kurs

Enkeltpersoner
NOK 7.500

1-4 personer

1-dags kurs

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PÅMELDING

Dette kurset har åpen påmelding på gitte datoer, men kan også arrangeres på forespørsel. Benytt påmeldingsskjema under eller ta kontakt for nærmere informasjon.

FORELESERE

Mer enn 35 års samlet erfaring innenfor fagfeltet beslutningsanalyse.

OFTE STILTE SPØRSMÅL

Q:  Hva er gjennomsnittlig antall deltakere?

Normalt setter vi et tak på maks 25 deltakere på alle kursene våre. Dette gir oss muligheten til å holde opplæringen svært interaktiv med god bruk av case-oppgaver og åpne gruppediskusjoner. 

Q:  Hvor og når holdes neste kurs?

Våre åpne kurs holdes med jevne mellomrom gjennom hele året. Se vår kursoversikt for nærmere informasjon. Mange organisasjoner foretrekker å arrangere intern opplæring, og dette kan ordnes på forespørsel. Våre kurs kan arrangeres over hele verden, selv om vår base er i Norge.

Q:  Vi ser på muligheten for å kjøre en serie med kurs og lunch&learns i vår organisasjon. Lar dette seg gjøre?

Ja, en vesentlig del av vår undervisning foregår internt og i tett samarbeid med kunden. Vennligst ta kontakt for å diskutere dine ønsker og dine behov. Priser og tidspunkt avtales på individuell basis for denne type oppdrag.

 

VÅRE ØVRIGE KURS

Generelle kurs


S01 – Combine experience, intuition and analysis

S01 – Combine experience, intuition and analysis

6. October 2015

2-day course: Learn the fundamentals of decision analysis. How to structure different types of decision problems. Identify key aspects, main value drivers and relevant risks. Optimise sequences of decisions and possible outcomes. Evaluate costs and benefits of data gathering programs. Identify real options, non-linearities and strategic values. Present and communicate decision alternatives. … Read More

SC01 – Framing and problem structuring

SC01 – Framing and problem structuring

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn different framing and problem structuring techniques to increase the likelihood of capturing what is important early on, align team members and maximise value creation. Learn how to identify key decisions and relevant risks and uncertainties as early as possible. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. … Read More

SC02 – Decision modelling for insight

SC02 – Decision modelling for insight

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to build decision models to increase the likelihood of capturing what is important early on. Construct models to reflect the problem structure for various decision problems. Course participants are guided through the process of building a simple decision model using Excel by Microsoft and @Risk by Palisade*. The model is used in team exercises to illustrate the value of proper modelling, insightful result plots and best practice workflows. … Read More

SC03 – Evaluating real options

SC03 – Evaluating real options

6. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to use a structured approach to identify real options in different types of projects. Incorporate the real options into the initial problem structure and estimate the value of the options. Weigh the cost of incorporating flexibility into the project against the probability and value potential of capturing upside. … Read More

SC04 – Decision analysis for managers

SC04 – Decision analysis for managers

7. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to interpret and gain insight from decision modelling results, establish best-practice workflows, use different types of economic indicators, distinguish between relevant and irrelevant project risks and optimise projects and portfolios under capital constraints. Examples are used to illustrate how high quality decisions derive from the right combination of thought, collaboration, computation and communication. … Read More

SC05 – Evaluating new technologies

SC05 – Evaluating new technologies

5. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to utilise technology readiness levels, technology novelty categories and decision/governance processes to evaluate and compare relevant technologies. Calculate key technology risks and incorporate them into the problem structure. Communicate main value drivers for the technology options as well as for the project as a whole and compare competing alternatives in a consistent way. Learn to differentiate between enabler and enhancer technologies and value potential on project and portfolio level. … Read More

Olje & energi kurs


F01 – Multi-disciplinary field trip

F01 – Multi-disciplinary field trip

9. January 2016

5-day field trip: Learn how to extract critical geological information and understand its implication for volume estimation, producability, drainage strategy, drilling strategy, development concept and value. Identify key value drivers and contribute to constructive multi-disciplinary discussions at the intersection between geo-modelling and project modelling using decision models and decision analysis methodology. … Read More

E01 – Exploration and appraisal projects

E01 – Exploration and appraisal projects

10. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to estimate the economic value of a prospect based on an optimised sequence of decisions and possible outcomes. Adapt a fit for purpose approach given the incomplete data availability and the fact that many of the assumptions made are often conceptual and based on analogues. Estimate geological and commercial risks and evaluate the costs and benefits of appraisal and other data gathering programs. … Read More

E02 – Early phase projects

E02 – Early phase projects

10. October 2015

1-day course: Learn how to bring a discovery from appraisal to concept selection and development. Learn how all elements from reservoir to market can be included in the analysis and how different appraisal programs, development alternatives and drainage strategies can be compared. Present and communicate decision alternatives, main value drivers, risks and recommendations. … Read More

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