Turnaround Project Planning Primer

Progress Reporting

Progress should be recorded and reported on every shift, by each supervisor. The progress should then be forwarded to the turnaround planner, who will use it to update/revise schedules and progress reports.

Progress should be recorded both as "percent complete" and "time remaining to complete". ATC Professional’s Lap Books provide a practical means of capturing the required progress information at the end of every shift.

Well-detailed activity definitions for all work orders are essential to render the degree of reporting error negligible. With good detail, any activity will probably account for less than a tenth of a percent of the total progress for the turnaround. Since at any time during the turnaround not more than a certain percentage of activities are in progress, even if several activities are reported incorrectly, they will not be mathematically significant in the overall picture.

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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.