Cost Tightline for Turnarounds

Tightline Drainage Image courtesy of oklahomalandscaping Cost Tightline for Turnarounds A tightline drainage system ensures no water leakage from drain pipes between your house and the storm drain or ditch on your street. Water leakage causes your yard to get soggy and not be a pleasant place especially after severe rainfalls. Likewise, a cost tightline … Continue reading Cost Tightline for Turnarounds

Past Plans – Source for Turnaround Lessons Learned

Learn lessons from your past plans. image: thoughtco.com The Turnaround Premise - what's the value of Past Plans? Turnarounds are intermittent projects for process plants. For this reason,  you need to staff up for them, starting months before the Execution stage.  To fill the required Turnaround Roles, you use a mix of in-house staff, seconded from … Continue reading Past Plans – Source for Turnaround Lessons Learned

Evaluate and Fix Your Technology Gap

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

Progress Reporting

Stage Flow Diagram It's time to improve your progress reporting game. And it's not hard to do.  You rightly spend a lot of time preparing to do the work in the 3 preparation stages ahead of the execution stage.  Your current work flow, as shown in the diagram, includes: 1. Strategic Stage - review whether … Continue reading Progress Reporting

Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 2 – Contractors

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

Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 1 – Owner Sites

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

Digital Integration: One Solution – Many Apps

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

The project ecosystem

Projects evolve, are configured, then executed, and finally completed within a set of company or agency’s business processes. Whether well-defined or not, all of the processes involved in a project combine to define the project’s ecosystem. This post discusses traits of project ecosystems that are common today and discusses how a better, more integrated ecosystem … Continue reading The project ecosystem

It’s Time to Stop Simply Making Do

At the recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' (afpm) Reliability and Maintenance Conference in San Antonio, I noticed a theme—turnaround, project, and maintenance managers are challenged to do more work while maintaining and running assets. That work could include improved scope development starting 18 months prior to the turnaround, risk analysis, tracking lessons learned, improved … Continue reading It’s Time to Stop Simply Making Do

Solutions and Apps for Managing Work

Introduction: What is Work Management? We all spend some part of our day doing work. The work might depend on walk-in customers, so you can’t predict the number you’ll have in a day. You work as required. A park ranger, for example, measures the work by the traffic through the park, and requirements that may … Continue reading Solutions and Apps for Managing Work