Turnaround Project Planning Primer

Information Needs at Various Levels in the Turnaround Organization

People at different levels within an organization have different information needs. Information should be made available to all as needed, in a standardized manner, and as a matter of routine.

At the lower level, first line supervision needs to know what is expected to be accomplished and when, and how many workers will be required to carry out the scheduled work.

Middle management must have total visibility and control of the turnaround, which means that they must have access to all of the available information and reports. These include schedules, critical path analysis, critical mass detection, schedule summary, manpower staffing, progress (detailed and summary), backlog, remaining manpower and cost, etc.

Upper management usually requires a minimum of information, such as the summary progress report, a schedule summary and critical path analysis.

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The Turnaround Project Management Primer is an abridged version of the STO Management Handbook.

For further reading, we also recommend Joel Levitt’s Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages.