Step it up, one project at a time

Integrators share their tips, tricks and tools in a how-to guide to effective project management


"All that said I would imagine the three most important communication tools we have are your phone, e-mail and face-to-face meetings," said Bill Robertson, manager of Project Controls, Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas. "That's where your most important work is done- the rest is just a way to track it and manage it."

UTILIZING SOFTWARE TOOLS

Integrators share their secrets on what tools and resources they implement for more effective project management.

- Converged Centers of Excellence (CCE)
- Primavera SureTrak(tm)
- Microsoft Project(tm)
- Standard tools for designing and distributing electronic drawings
- Tools for project proposal development
- Scheduling tools
- Open Workbench(tm) (OWB)
- Oracle(tm)
- Clarity Systems(tm) software solutions
- E-Services platform
- Online inventory tools
- AutoCAD(tm) (drawing tools)
- Microsoft Visio(tm) (for early concept design and process flow illustration)
- Design Narrative
- Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)
- API/CCPS methodology for petrochemical industry
- Excel (custom template design)