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How to Manage Scope Creep in a Power Plant Outage

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)
February 26, 2021 | 61:31 | Views: 6,675 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

Outages are planned shutdowns of plants for maintenance, including preventative maintenance and defects. Preventative maintenance works have pre-defined scope, a job plan and resource requirements built into a maintenance management system. The problematic area is corrective maintenance scope (i.e., defects). Defects often result in significant increase in outage scope, known as scope creep. Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, it is necessary to understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are. If the root causes are taken care of, the problem will be solved by itself! The webinar will discuss this in detail based on practical experience and will be followed by Q&A.

Managing Delays in Infrastructure Projects

by Irshad Hussain
June 24, 2020 | 59:53 | Views: 5,156 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

Infrastructure Projects are largely intended to benefit the general public, and usually, the government is the Sponsor. Thus, Infrastructure Development Projects have a varied spectrum of Stakeholders. A delay in such Projects - for instance, the construction of a road, a power plant, or a water reservoir- can have negative implications for the population and may even result in political and economic issues at the national level. This webinar will look into various reasons for delays in infrastructure projects as well as mitigation proposals. Information Technology, Procurement, Production, Human Resources and even Consulting related projects are usually part of an Infrastructure Portfolio, so this Webinar is also relevant to professionals looking to improve these processes.

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Sample Weekly Construction Project Report

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by Alisher Aliev

This template is a sample Weekly Project Report originally utilized in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Gas Chemical Project. The report contains sections for project control (project progress, manpower status, area of concern, shipment status, delivery status); QA/QC status; HSE status; and more. Adapt as needed for your own project.

Sample Solar Power Project WBS

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by Syed Faizan Ali Shah

This Excel template can be used by project managers as a reference to help plan their solar power project. The WBS structure with tentative durations will guide them in managing the project effectively, and activities can be added in detail.

Project Management Plan Outline (Electrical Product Manufacturing)

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by Ricardo Maysen Elizondo

Use this project management plan outline for projects in the electrical product manufacturing industry. It includes sections for an executive summary and plans for scope, quality, schedule, resources, communications and more.

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Managing Projects in a Desert Environment During the Summer Period

by Olusegun Akinniyi, PMP

Managing projects in a desert environment during the hot summer period presents unique challenges. The author shares his experience and lessons learned from three major oil and gas projects in the Middle East. Tips for managing projects in a similar environment are presented to assist other project managers.

Managing a Software Upgrade Project in an Energy Commodities Trading Environment

by Jayant Bardalai

Software upgrades are a necessary part of the information systems life cycle and there are various requirements that drive the need for upgrades. Upgrading systems is not an easy process, but utilizing best practices and applying PMI’s project management principles can play a big part in ensuring a positive outcome.

How to Manage Scope Creep in an Outage

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)

Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, we must understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are.

Power Plant Turnaround Management: Science or Art?

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)

The question many people have with outages is on how to manage them. Should they be treated as a project or a process? The key to a successful outage is a detailed preparation plan followed by smart monitoring of critical parameters.

Hybrid Methods for High-Tech Spaces

by Carleton Chinner

New technology projects carry a high degree of uncertainty. Agile promises to manage uncertainty. Does this make for a natural match? Or are there more factors that influence the project manager’s chosen approach to a new project?

Project Profile: How Chevron Sustained Production in California

by Bruce Harpham

Energy firms are aware that the world is watching their actions concerning environmental impact. In this context, Chevron’s El Segundo Coke Drum project—winner of PMI’s Project of the Year Award in 2015—is well worth studying. The project was successful, delivered under budget and with an excellent safety record.

Lessons from a Successful Nuclear Project

by Bruce Harpham

Nuclear technology and project management have a long standing relationship. The River Corridor Closure Project was a finalist for the PMI Project of the Year award in 2015. As a large-scale project that dealt with significant hazards and large budgets successfully, there is much to learn from this project.


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