https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg If you've seen this classic, it's timeless, so you'll get a kick out of watching it again. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. Who's who? It's important to know who all of your team members are and their roles. Then you can ensure that each has the tools they need to deliver … Continue reading Who is in your project, program or event team?
Introduction Engaging in contracts is an expensive process. And the potential for loss to the owner is significant. For this reason, having a clearly defined process that is underpinned by a system approach to managing the process is an essential prerequisite to solid contract management. And this keeps the accounting people happy at both the … Continue reading Contract Management Process
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?
Consider how often we clearly know what we want, and then discover that what we need is a different thing altogether. We'll skip over the obvious examples in our everyday lives, like car, home, appliance and tool purchases, where cost and feature availability help to determine our eventual choices. In the work place, we have … Continue reading Why settle for what you want, when you can get what you need?
Picture: courtesy of Anand Subramaniam Our Challenges To manage routine maintenance work, my plant has an ERP - enterprise resource planning - system, that has all of our plant's maintainable equipment defined. We have had this system for many years. Our corporate technology team implemented this system and we were determined to use it as … Continue reading Challenges in Managing Routine Maintenance Work
One step at a time "How did you guys go from Project Scheduling to BPM (Business Process Management)?" This is a logical question. This post illustrates the logical steps that pushed us from Project Scheduling to BPM. We had no idea at the outset that this would happen. In hindsight, it seems logical that it … Continue reading From Project Scheduling to BPM – an Organic Evolution
Digital integration is baked into the DNA of the TWIST (TeamWork's Integrated Solution Technology) solution. This makes TWIST a simple and coordinated gateway for your team to benefit from digital integration. Collaboration between team members improves dramatically. TWIST helps you to manage most of your normal business processes in a single integrated solution. This keeps … Continue reading Digital Integration: One Solution – Many Apps
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