If covering the bases, in your project, program or event, seems hard, it is because those bases are on different fields! The dodecahedron shown here represents 12 different fields. And, some of those fields are not visible! This list of 12 different functional systems commonly used to manage your project, program or turnaround event indicates … Continue reading Are You Playing Baseball on a Dodecahedron?
Imagine your project or turnaround scope is a 100 yard field.Your objective is to get all 100 or 1000 of your packages from one end of that field to the other.They have to pass through each of 5 Stages, gaining 20 yards as they complete each Stage. This is the challenge facing project and turnaround … Continue reading Going for the Whole 100 yards – 100% of the Time
Make the right strategic moves to get your capital projects, turnaround events and maintenance programs off on the right foot. The common platform supports: 5 Stages of work flow (Strategic, Tactical, Logistical, Execution, Completion): 100% Coverage5 Cost Categories (Labor, Equipment, Materials, Services, Indirect work): 100% coverage4 Levels of Procedure Management (Stage, Deliverable, Process Step, Assignment): … Continue reading Introducing the new Standard for Capital Projects, Turnaround Management and Maintenance Programs
This is the first in a series of blog articles outlining steps that we take to get ready for the Chocolate Plant's Dry Line Turnaround. It is day Minus 20 - 20 days to the turnaround. Some basics about the demo This plant is fictitious and, while we try to be realistic with the sample … Continue reading Chocolate Plant Dry Line Turnaround Demo: Day Minus 20
Building and operating a chocolate processing plant is an odd task for a company whose tech has been used to manage turnarounds in excess of $30 million and projects that exceeded $2 billion. Software companies don’t tend to have a lot in common with chocolatiers or confectioners. At TeamWork Group we know that the business … Continue reading Why Is This Tech Company Building a Chocolate Processing Plant?
Flexibility and Governance: A Necessary Trade-Off for Using Data? In a world full of hard decisions, we are often required to compromise between what appear to be two undesirable alternatives. Most often, these problems are resolved by accepting a little of the ‘bad’ alongside what is, ideally, a larger helping of the ‘good’. The hope … Continue reading Your Company, Your Tech
Five Stages to Manage your Turnaround, Project or Program Five Stages It sounds pretty easy: Follow the 5 stages. Do the right things in each stage. And it all comes together: your project, turnaround or maintenance program is on target with respect to your 5 key areas of concern: Safety, Quality, Environment, Schedule and Cost. … Continue reading Evaluate and Fix Your Technology Gap
"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" expresses the basic meaning of synergy. Owners and Contractors, and their Vendors each operate with their procedures. And they need each other. Would linking some of their processes, electronically, provide avenues to save each from wasted, redundant effort? This is not a new idea. What … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 3 – B2B Synergy
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on business process management. Part 1 dealt with business processes that drive an Owner company's plant, mill or site. Part 2 deals with the business processes that drive a typical EPCM contractor company. Part 3 addresses ways that this knowledge can help them use the dynamic … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 2 – Contractors
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on business process management. Part 1 deals with business processes that drive an Owner company's plant, mill or site. Part 2 deals with the business processes that drive a typical EPCM contractor company. Part 3 addresses ways that this knowledge can help them use the dynamic … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 1 – Owner Sites