Our team enjoys sharing our expertise through writing books, articles and blogs and we are happy to make this diverse range of topics available to you. The books are available through Amazon or CreateSpace.
Insight articles are published monthly and are written by the OTC consultants and guest writers. They cover selected topics relating to capital projects, industry information and business. You can subscribe to receive Insight Articles monthly, or get yourself a copy of Project Insights (above).
In this article we address the areas where the engineering manager must take the lead for a project to be a business success. We consider key work processes and capabilities that will provide for successful engineering management.
In this article, I focus on planning for medical emergencies during project execution in remote areas. Planning for medical emergencies is a component of any integrated emergency response plan.
In this article, I explore Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, and the way in which these trends are impacting manufacturing. I also demonstrate that for a new business to be future proofed against digital disruption, it needs to develop the necessary digital capabilities from the outset.
Programme Management for Owner Teams
This book is covers programme management from an owner team perspective. It provides a practical overview and understanding of what programme management is compared to managing a single project or a portfolio of projects.
You will find case study examples, as well as the tools required in all the relevant areas of project and programme management. Programmes are covered from initial inception through to final completion, focusing not only on achieving project objectives, but also on the overall business objectives of the programme. The focus and level of detail required from an owner programme management team are covered.
The book covers programme initiation and shaping, business ethics, obtaining alignment amongst stakeholders, planning, organising and control aspects, communication and nurturing of the team throughout the life cycle of the programme.
For owners of “Program Management for Owner Teams” we have prepared a number of templates that you can use to be more productive in your own project.
Project Insights Vol 1
Insight Articles cover aspects of project management and programme management, engineering trends, as well as other topical matters pertaining to the energy and petrochemical markets. Project Insights, Volume 1, is a compilation of all the articles published on our website in the first two years, namely from May 2014 to April 2016. That means a total of 24 articles as they originally appeared, published in one book in chronological order.
Short Blog Articles
Blogs are written by the OTC consultants and relate to practical topics in the OTC toolkit framework.
Stakeholder engagement is an important discipline that is used to win support from others. It helps the sponsor and project manager ensure that their project succeeds where others fail. Stakeholder identification and expectation management are continuous processes throughout the project life cycle.
Programme Management for Owner Teams authors Freek van Heerden, Jurie Steyn and Davida van der Walt explore the importance of programme governance . Corporate governance practices are built on the premise that the leaders of companies have an obligation to be...
A critical part of a successful project is the ability to identify and apply applicable lessons learnt and successes throughout the project life cycle.