Invaluable Cold Eye Reviews.
A key service that Process Technical Services provides is a cold eye review of your project, also referred to as an Independent Project Review. Our clients have found that a qualified independent audit of their project from our seasoned team provides a valuable perspective that is invaluable to project success. An effective and timely cold eye review provides critical management information and identifies targeted improvement opportunities in time for effective corrective actions.
Obtaining a qualified and objective assessment of project execution and preparedness for startup is generally difficult to obtain without a cold eye review, as objectivity is often difficult for internal resources. Process Technical Services is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of project reviews, with experienced practitioners and an established methodology with proven results. Our specialists execute industry best practices and in-depth experience within a broad range of projects. Our experts not only identify problems but also provide practical recommendations for corrective measures, and transfer their knowledge of “lessons learned” via sharing, training, mentoring and coaching.
Cold eye reviews are an effective tool in managing a phase-gate delivery process, and ensuring a project advances to the next phase only if it fully satisfies clearly defined requirements. Reviews become particularly valuable in helping a team prepare for startup, providing a realistic, credible assessment of startup readiness of the organization, the facility, and the work processes and systems.
A typical cold eye review takes one to three weeks. PTS experts meet with selected project personnel in a structured process to discuss and review startup, staffing, organization, systems, procedures and materials details. An accurate evaluation of where the project actually stands and determination of both positive and negative factors will be provided. Our specialists will identify critical gaps in your project and hone in on areas where additional effort is needed or unnecessary. We assist in developing gap closure plans, including recommendations for improving areas that haven’t progressed to the stage of necessary completion or quality for startup. Gap closure suggestions are beneficial in a project staying on course. The review process can also improve cost and schedule confidence, break down organizational silos, improve communication, and foster team approval of specific action plans. Our team will work with your organization to customize the process for your unique situation to optimize benefits and minimize impact on startup team activities.