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
A review of project management and maintenance management-related discussions on the web indicates a consistent trend: experienced users avoid mentioning specific tool vendors or specific controls software solutions and tools. The following is a typical statement: “It doesn’t matter what solution or software you use—what is important is the process and that you follow.” The … Continue reading Which work management solution you use doesn’t matter—it’s the process that’s important.
The Problem Ever since the immortal promise of "information at your fingertips" that Microsoft made in the 1990s, people have been able to truly manage their own data and have their information at their fingertips. The MS Office suite of software tools has performed a huge supporting role in this arena. MS Word lets you … Continue reading Buy a BIG box solution, build your own, or move to Web 2.0?
Cloud-based computing has ushered in a new period of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt - FUD - in the halls of corporate IT (Big IT). Fear that our company data is not secure in the cloud. Despite the undeniable fact that my PayPal, Amazon and bank accounts are safe. Uncertainty that the cloud can possibly be … Continue reading Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in the Cloud