• Target Audience Maintenance or Operations Superintendents, Maintenance Managers, Shutdown Managers, Maintenance Planners, Reliability Engineers, Anyone involved in the preparation, management, and execution of an industrial outage, shutdown, or turnaround
  • Course Duration 3 Days
  • Course DeliveryThis course is offered in both public and private settings
    Virtual delivery options available!
  • Continuing Education Unit 2.4 CEU, UT | RMIC Credit Eligible

Measure, Manage, and Control Your STO Events

Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO) represent a significant but necessary disruption in your normal business process. By learning proper management techniques in this shutdown management training, STO events can be leveraged to provide a measurable strategic advantage to your organization.

This STO training course provides practical and immediately transferrable knowledge on the preparation and management of industrial STO events. Exercises and simulation
will be leveraged to prepare for and execute an outage, all from the safety and comfort of the classroom. The class concludes with a visioning exercise to design a framework from scratch, or identify improvements to existing STO frameworks, based on the lessons learned. Discover the difference that STO training can have on your organization's efficiency.

You will Learn:

  • How to design a fundamental outage framework to manage your STO process
  • How to analyze and critique your current STO process
  • The requirements for developing and delivering a communication plan in preparation for an upcoming STO event
  • How to define and calculate the critical path for any set of tasks and make important management decisions based on this calculation
  • How to determine the critical risk factors and the appropriate risk mitigation actions to be taken
  • The techniques used to manage scope creep and how to apply them to ensure scope freeze
  • What is necessary for developing a post-outage review report and corresponding improvement plan
  • How to optimize the duration of individual tasks, and thus optimize the overall STO duration
  • How to establish a set of metrics to measure the success of your STO event
  • Visual management techniques for managing the performance of your STO event and how to apply them
  • How to use a Gantt chart to track and report STO progress
  • How to develop an actionable plan to map future improvement activities in your STO process
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