September 2016

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Project Management: Want your plant to work right? Insist on strong project definition

Project definition is the planning of a project before execution, which begins when engineering is completed, equipment and materials are purchased, and construction of the new or modified plant is performed.

Barshop, P., IPA Capital Solutions

Project definition is the planning of a project before execution, which begins when engineering is completed, equipment and materials are purchased, and construction of the new or modified plant is performed. Better project definition results in improved project performance during execution—it is just that simple. Projects are safer and have more predictable cost and schedule results with strong project definition. The new asset or modified facility also operates better once it is put into service. Executives pay considerable attention to cost and schedule overruns because they are immediately visible to the business. Asset performance problems are not fully understood until well after the

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