Voices: McMillan & Weiner

Things to do and not to do in project execution

Why do really smart people sometimes do really poorly in executing projects and running processes?

By Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner
Nov 17, 2015

*Greg:* Projects to migrate and upgrade automation systems in the process industries have been numerous. New technologies offer impressive capabilities, but knowing all the details of the new hardware and software, including measurements, valves, asset management systems (AMS), uninterruptible power system (UPS), motor control center, safety instrumented system (SIS) and control systems, plus the plant requirements, is a daunting task. Often, the projects are more focused on cost and schedule than on maximizing the capability of the new systems and, thus, the process.

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