Water follows the laws of physics, and flows downhill. Likewise, work flow is driven by simple logical, almost organic, rules. Ignore the logic, or get in its way, and you have a mess. Just as you have when the natural flow of water is impeded. In our everyday lives, away from our jobs, we routinely … Continue reading Organic Work Flow – in 5 Stages and Gates
You are already aware of each of the 'silos' in your turnaround, maintenance, project or similar groups. And you have already thought about how you would like to reduce wasted time and money by improving communications. Your teams spend a lot of time repeating hallway conversations, re-sending emails, discussing the same issues in meetings. It's … Continue reading Ready, Set, . . Digitalize!
“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” Leonard Nimoy, as Star Trek's Spock Many processes being followed in managing plant shutdowns, turnarounds, outages or overhauls are simply not logical, given the technology available today. Yet, turnaround and shutdown steering, execution and startup teams continue to follow these. One reason is that they simply … Continue reading Logical Turnarounds
Is there really a need for a single Integrated Project Management System? To answer this, we'll first review the typical project or turnaround management landscape. A project passes through multiple stages during its lifecycle. These stages vary for each business and each project or program type, but basically they fall into the following 6 stages: … Continue reading Is Integrated Project Management necessary?