Tag: STO

P6 Workarounds for STO

If you’re using Primavera P6 software for scheduling STO (Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage) activities you are not alone. Thousands of Planner/Schedulers rely on P6 to enhance execution performance. And I suspect that you’re not alone in how you use it, which is most likely how you were taught to use it; to schedule EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects, i.e., SSM (Static Scheduling Methodology) to Level III or Level IV Project Plans, with or without costs. The Project […]

Primavera for STO

Primavera for STO (Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Outages) highlights the practices needed to DRIVE your STO project. Primavera™ P6 was not designed for STO projects, but that won’t stop you from learning how to use it to drive your STO project. This is what you will learn: traditional scheduling vs. scheduling for STO projects (Level I to Level V) how to create a true WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) how to phase your STO project, e.g., Pre, Shutdown, […]

Primavera P6 for STO

Primavera P6 for STO (Shutdowns, Turnaround, Outages) is not yet available from its developer, Oracle. Why? Perhaps they believe that if P6 it is good enough for EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects, it is good enough for STO projects. If indeed this is true, you will never DRIVE your STO Project Plan, rather, you will continue to MONITOR your STO Project Plan using a Level III static Gantt chart and dreaded 3-Day Look-ahead, compromising safety and […]

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