On the list of things that are certain in life, change is near the top, especially for those who manage operating assets in the energy industry. Over the lifetime of your asset portfolio, you’ll encounter major projects and minor projects, and sometimes both at once.
The important thing is to have a strategy for handling this reality. The principal challenge of change management is collecting the right information for every project, every time, including every revision, in one place. It’s not just a necessity for the success of your business; it has critical implications for the well-being of employees, the public and our environment.
The good news is, standards exist that can bring discipline to the process. I’m talking, of course, about PAS-1192, which provides specifications for asset information management, including the need for “a single source of information” in exchanging project information. (PAS-1192-2)
PAS-1192 defines minor and major works: Continue reading