Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2004
InterPlan Systems Inc. has published a new, free essay that sets the foundation for establishing a specific project management methodology for oil refining, petrochemical, power generation, pulp & paper, etc. industries maintenance turnarounds to overcome problems with applying the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project management approach.
Industrial plant maintenance projects (called shutdowns, turnarounds and/or outages) have important differences from EPC projects. The project management methodology for EPC projects does not account for these important differences and is the main reason that turnaround management efforts fail, costing companies millions of dollars.
This essay outlines what the important differences are between turnarounds and EPC projects and provides a foundation for establishing a turnaround specific project management methodology using the Project Management Institute's (PMI's) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as the basis.
The essay may be found at: http://www.interplansystems.com/pmbok-turnaround-management/toc.html
About InterPlan Systems Inc.:
InterPlan Systems started out as a turnaround management consulting outfit in 1977. InterPlan Systems has developed several software solutions specific to the oil refinery and petrochemical plant turnaround maintenance industry.
InterPlan Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 590131
Houston, Texas 77259, USA
(281) 482-7126 Direct
(800) 487-8589 Toll Free
(281) 648-1821 Fax
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