If you’re not experienced in regulated manufacturing companies or classic project management there may be issues “hiding in the weeds” that can make or break your shutdown.
A plant maintenance shutdown project in a regulated industry is a different animal than the typical product or service-oriented project model. It is of relatively short duration but often has as many or more components to it, including…
Most of these steps will be aimed at gathering raw data to produce the Overview Project Statement, which will, when approved, provide the go-ahead to begin your formal planning.
The most successful shutdowns I have been involved with followed some fairly standard project management methods. But, instead of you learning a big, formal process, I’m assuming that you need to get moving on a plan, and that you are a hands-on maintenance manager or supervisor, who has “learned on the job.”