Fundamentals of Turnaround Management – August

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020 (5 Day Course)
8:00am - 5:00pm CT
Project Controls Training Center
17629 El Camino Real #105
Houston, Texas 77058

Our Fundamentals program is a five day program held at the Onpoint Training Center in Houston, Texas throughout the year. Fundamentals of Turnaround Management is the foundational course in the Onpoint Training program and is the industry standard for turnaround professionals.

Key Outcomes

To provide your turnaround organization with a broad overview of the planning/project management activities of a successful T/A.

Core Competencies:

  • T/A Phases & Deliverables
  • Project Management Skills
  • Cost Estimating Process & Skills
  • Fundamentals of Planning/Scheduling
  • Specific Primavera Training
  • Contracts Management & Control
  • Information & Interface Management

Who Should Take This Class

Anyone who is involved in the turnaround process, whether directly or in a supporting role, will benefit from participating in the Fundamentals of Turnaround Management program. This includes Turnaround Managers, Turnaround Core Team members and Project Controls staff, as well as anyone in supporting departments such as Reliability, QA/QC, Operations, Environmental and Safety.

What You Will Learn

The integrative nature of turnarounds involves coordinating multiple processes and systems. This applies through all the core competencies of Work Scope Development, Planning, Scheduling, Cost Estimation and Management, Execution Planning, Bid Package Development, Contracting, Execution and Closeout.

This training program will assist managers and turnaround team members in learning and applying turnaround fundamentals. The use of these basic turnaround principles will increase core competencies and set your program up for success. In addition, it will allow you to involve the right people at the right time to address the right issues and make the right decisions.

The participants will be individually reviewed and periodically tested for comprehension. Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive a unique certification of completion.

  • Introduction
  • Turnaround Planning Training Agenda
  • Training Process
  • Learning Objectives
  • Ground Rules
  • Lesson Outline
  • “A Turnaround Story”
  • Learning Objectives
  • Turnaround Definitions and Background
  • Overview of Turnaround Phases and Deliverables
  • Turnaround Challenges
  • Turnaround Planning Activities
  • Outcomes
  • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • What is a Turnaround Planner?
  • The Purpose of a Turnaround
    • Why Plan?
    • The Benefits of Planning
  • What is Turnaround Management?
    • Definitions
    • Objectives
    • Impact on Profitability
  • Phases of Turnaround Management
    • Identification and Strategic Planning
    • Scope Development
    • Detail Planning and Scheduling
    • Execution
      • Phases of Execution
      • Scope Changes
    • Close Out
  • Effects of Turnaround Management
  • Job Planning vs. Strategic Planning
  • Outcomes
  • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Work-list Development
    • Identifying Work-list Items
    • Work Criteria
    • Risk Assessment and Prioritization of Process
    • Keeper of the Work-list
    • Work-list Format
  • Work Scope Management
    • Scope “Freeze”
    • Scope Milestones
    • Scope Change
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Developing a WBS
    • WBS – 4 Step Process
    • WBS for Turnaround
    • Using the WBS
    • WBS Exercise
  • Job Scope Definition
    • Job Package
    • Detailed Scope of Work
    • Field Visits
  • Lesson Summary
  • Class Exercise
  • Outcomes
  • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Defining Resources
    • Types
    • Categories
    • Codes
  • Job Planning
    • Job Package Development
    • Building a Job Plan
    • Job Plan Activities
    • Job Plan Contents
    • Class Exercise
    • Mid-Lesson Review Questions
  • Scheduling
    • Introduction and Background
    • Planning vs. Scheduling
    • Scheduling Methods
      • CPM
        • Precedence Diagramming Method
        • Forward and Backward Pass
        • Total Float
      • PERT Planning Technique
    • Outcomes
    • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Cost Estimating Definition
  • Budget Types
  • Stages of Estimating
    • Phase 1 Strategic Planning – Conceptual Estimate
    • Phase 2 Scoping Estimate
    • Mid Phase 3 Defined Estimate
    • End Phase 3 Control Estimate
    • Forecast
  • Cost Breakdown Structure
  • Task vs. Cost Estimating
    • Task Estimating
    • Cost Estimating
  • Composite Rate
  • Class Exercise
  • Contingency
  • Cost Accounting
  • Cost Control
    • What is Cost Control?
    • Effect of Project Controls
  • Progress/Performance Measurement and Trending
    • The Effects of Change Orders
    • Forecasting
    • Earned Value
    • Class Exercise
    • Outcomes
    • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Types of Strategic Planning
    • Strategic Management Plan (SMP)
    • Plan for Management and Control (PMC)
    • Turnaround Execution Plan (TEP)
  • Execution Planning – Turnaround Execution Plan
  • Turnaround Execution Plan Components
    • Organizations / Assigned Responsibilities
    • Contracting Strategy
    • Planning and Schedule Control
    • Resource Planning
    • Cost Estimate and Budget Development
    • Materials and Equipment Procurement
    • Progress Reporting
    • Contractor Management
    • Quality Assurance and Control
    • Safety Program
    • Logistics, Communications and Transportation Plan
    • Decommissioning and Start-up Procedures
  • Outcomes
  • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Bid Package Development
    • Purpose and Characteristics
    • Steps for Development
    • Contents
  • Contracts Administration
    • Definitions and General Info
    • Factors for setting Contract Terms
    • Types of Contracts
  • Outcomes
  • Review Questions
  • Learning Objectives
  • Planner’s Duties During Execution
    • Contractor Charges
    • Job Walkabouts
    • Change Orders
    • Daily Meetings
    • Progress Update
    • Cost Control
  • Planner’s Duties During Closure
    • Job Plan and Package Update Archive
    • Participate in T/A Review
    • Provide data for T/A Closure Report

Final Planning Exercise

Final Written Exam

Turnaround Definitions


Course Evaluation

Fundamentals of Turnaround Management
Fundamentals of Turnaround Management

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