Since 1857, when asked what the most challenging thing about planning and executing industry shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages the answer is invariably risk mitigation. Whether it’s the risk associated with scope of work, budget, or timeline, or whether it’s the risk associated with social responsibility, this is for certain – without best-practices, good data, and document […]
The STO Excellence North America conference is coming up quickly! Co-presented by STO Navigator, the STO Excellence North America conference will bring STO experts from around the world to discuss the 4 P’s of STO – People, Planning, Process and Performance. Topics covered during the event include: Logistics Planning and Management for STO Long Range […]
Last year in December 2014, our partner consultant and STO expert, Ted Lister, was in Malaysia teaching his customized STO300 course for resource dependent planning. If you are interested in taking this training, visit our course page for more information.
Dear Subscriber, We are pleased to present to you the first of a series of eBooks related to Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages for the manufacturing industry, sharing best practices and lessons-learned to help you improve your STO project performance. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience through lessons-learned across a wide […]
Just recently, our partner/STO specialist, Ej (Ted) Lister of STONavigator, developed a whitepaper on Dynamic Scheduling Methodology for Primavera P6. Ted discusses the context of DSM and key benefits, highlighting from his own extensive knowledge and experience of the industries he has worked in. In this paper, Ted also explains the 3 Principles of a […]
An exerpt from our CPM300 course – P6 for Plant Maintenance and Turnaround Projects Project Management guru Ted Lister explains some key concepts for building dynamic project schedules. What is Performance? What is Productivity? Why are these two core concepts often confused? Let Ted explain how to measure performance and apply productivity to your project.
Despite the progress in technology and the development of scheduling algorithms—essentially around scheduling software, such as MS Project® and Primavera™ P6—Productivity Factor calculations remains a mystery; as does Leveling: What is Productivity? What is Performance? Why do we apply a Productivity Factor? What Factor should we apply? How do we apply a Productivity Factor? When […]