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STO Team Building

If you’ve never participated in a STO Team Building session you may be surprised to know that it’s not all about motivation or rah-rah. STO Team Building is aimed at defining goals, roles and procedures as a method of enhancing the outcome of a shutdown, turnaround or outage. At its root, STO Team Building is a brain-storming session […]

STO GPS

STO GPS (Guaranteed Project Success) ensures you arrive at your desired destination in the shortest time. How you DRIVE, however, will determine your safety, reliability and cost results. Navigating has never been easier, safer, more reliable and efficient since the introduction of GPS (Global Positioning Satellites), Google Maps, iPhones and STO Navigator Inc.—for guaranteed project […]

STO Bono

Hi, everyone. I have 3 days of STO Bono work (a.k.a. Pro Bono) available for the 2015 Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage season. Please complete the form below if you’re interested. STO Bono Work In-house Primavera™ P6 Training Stakeholder Strategic Planning STO Kick-off Keynote Speaking STO Readiness Assessments In-house STO Best-practices Training Coaching Primavera™ P6 Dynamic Scheduling Methodology […]

STO Scheduling Secrets

If you are responsible for scheduling shutdowns, turnarounds or outagesi, regardless of which scheduling software you employ, you’re going to need some STO scheduling secrets. Why? Unlike an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) projects, which generally produce Level III (static, often un-resourced) Project Plans, STO’s require Level IV and Level V (dynamic, resourced) Project Plans. […]

Applying Productivity Factors for STO events

PF (Productivity Factors) The measure of performance (the result of direct effort expended) related to direct tool-time on a STO event is determined by a formula of earned (%) against planned (e) and actual ($). By using PF (Productivity Factors) during DSM (Dynamic Scheduling Methodology) you can simulate performance—using ‘what-if’ scenarios in programs such as […]

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