Field Planner Role…

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STO Navigator™ PJP Field Planner® Role Search Google for Shutdown, Turnaround or Outage Planner and you’re bound to find thousands of Job Descriptions, Roles & Responsibilities, Skills Required, Compensation, Experience, etc. Planning, however, is not a position; it is a function. A function that does not include scheduling, managing, coordinating or any other list of tasks that industry

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STO Readiness…

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STO Navigator™ Readiness Assessment Program® How Do You Know When, or If, You’re Ready to Execute a STO project? Regardless of previous lessons-learned, workscope optimization, strategic planning, work package planning, procurement and contracting, et cetera, et cetera, there are always surprises after Feed-Out; when the Shutdown Phase begins. From the day your STO project kick’s-off you immediately begin to develop

Effective and Efficient KPI’s…

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Qatar STO Conference During the recent Qatar STO Conference–April 16/17, 2012–presented by Nexus Global [Sponsor] the delegates seemed a little perplexed by my idea of Effective and Efficient, and how these words pertained to the KPI priorities for a STO Project. I thought I’d take this time to clarify since it was a great discussion at the round-table, and during the

STO Bi-Weekly Newsletter…

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Communication Plan STO Bi-Weekly Newsletter One of the most effective strategies used to communicate the status of STO project preparation–while educating and entertaining all those directly and indirectly involved–is to create a one-page, bi-weekly newsletter with a crossword puzzle on the back, which contains words that are related to the STO project itself, e.g., 4 across: What is

Workscope Optimization…

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Learn to optimize the scope of work for a STO project by using Risk/Value Management in conjunction with your Work Request/Work Order System…

Captain’s Blog – Qatar…

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The Business Aspect [impact] of STO Projects… Friday, April 13th, 2012 – 06h30 (UTC+02:00) Qatar – 25° 30′ 0″ N, 51° 15′ 0″ E Today is a day of resting for me, which means I have time now to reply to an Inbox full of Email, and then to post my thoughts here on the business aspects of scheduling and executing STO

Using Steps in Primavera™ P6…

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Steps

Using Steps in Primavera™ P6 Rather than creating a list of Activities–with short-durations and no priorities–to establish a procedure [checklist, series of steps], why not use the ‘Steps’ feature in Primavera™ P6?  Procedure… A procedure is what we practice to perform a task safely, with quality and efficiency; the 3 KPI’s of a STO project that determine the lowest

Primavera™ Planning Layout…

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Primavera™ P6 Planning Layout for STO The need for constistent planning (PJP Management) in a STO project is essential to the programming (DSM) and scheduling that will follow. A STO Navigator™ best-practice is to use a Field Planning Form (FPF), one which correlates to the Planning Layout in Primavera™ P6. What is a Plan? A plan is a