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
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?
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
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
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
Common Platforms What is 'common' in common platforms? Let's review a few familiar common platforms and discuss what's needed to keep participants onside.Your favorite sports team plays on a common platform: a court, a field, a pitch, a diamond, a pool, a course or even a tour. Each of the depicted layouts is a 'common … Continue reading An Uncommon Common Platform
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