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How automation, visibility and accountability are improving the job. Visibility and accountability are paramount for the success of an Advanced Work Packaging program. To do so in accordance with best practices, the proper tools and technology are needed for Owners, EPC Firms and Contractors. All stakeholders must adopt AWP best practices for the program to...
The time to transition from traditional forms of task and project management is well overdue. Many industries are still struggling to fully adopt an agile project management methodology. The hurdles can be obvious or subtle from the age-old “this is how things have always been done” to not even realizing there’s a better faster stronger...
According to CII, a company must establish processes, procedures, and tools for work packaging before implementing a software solution. While a company does not require technology to implement work packaging, it has been proven to significantly enhance work packaging and ultimately making it easier on a planner to develop and monitor the status and progress...
It’s common theme in industrial construction to employ work packaging when dividing projects into manageable sections of work for engineering, procurement, and construction. But employing true Advanced Work Packaging (packaging work across all project phases – not just Construction Execution) is not as common. Yet. Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is the organized and structured approach...
Engineering and Procurement
Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women In Construction March 8 marks International Women’s Day. This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day comes on the heels of Women in Construction week (March 1-7) which celebrates the achievements of women in the construction industry. International Women’s Day (IWD)...
O3 Solutions Blog
We all know that mobile devices have become the primary communication tool. Now, owners/operators can utilize mobile tools to log hundreds of observations necessary for accurate analysis and productivity improvement. According to CII, monitoring Hands-on Tool Time data had 28% better productivity. That isn’t to say that Tool Time Programs don’t have their challenges. Many...
We’ve been hearing buzz about artificial intelligence and what that means for data management. Don’t get me wrong. We are excited about the possibilities that machine learning and AI tools can bring to data mining and insights. But, we’re still aware that AI is still an evolving technology and, without good data intelligence, companies can...
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 As we work with project managers and leaders in the industrial construction industry, we come across different scenarios regarding implementation and deliverable outcomes. But lately, we’ve seen some specific trends that can prove valuable to projects that incorporate both advanced work packaging and agile project methods. These trends are especially important as...
It has been pretty easy so far on the road to building a complete AWP program: the initial steps involved ramping up on AWP value and finding a passionate AWP evangelist in your organization. The third step, building an AWP team, is typically when companies get serious about actually INVESTING in AWP. It means tagging...
O3 Solutions Culture
Professionalism has a whole new meaning today. It may have a new look and feel compared to past times, but it still resides as a key component of a successful culture. Today’s contemporary casual culture is the result of moving past formal dress codes and rigid hourly schedules towards merit-based reward systems. This works because...
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