With the constant flow of new optimizing technologies and an ever-increasing emphasis on cost reduction, efficiency, and productivity, it is surprising to see Utilities continue to struggle with something as fundamental as the effective planning, scheduling, and execution of work.However, given that the planning, scheduling, and execution process is so critical in Utilities, it begs the question: Why is it often such a major source of frustration? We observe that the difficulties are not normally complex technical issues – Utilities are good at those. We tend to see that planning and scheduling difficulties are often people issues, and resolvable ones at that.
While The Engine Room acknowledges that every organization is different, we do see a “Top 4” of the most common non-technical problems that can affect the planning, scheduling, and execution process.
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