Things to Consider When Creating a Deployment Plan

Jul 6, 2016 9:57:16 AM | Posted by Jeff Haywood

Too much work goes into project planning to forget about a deployment plan. The deployment plan should include safety requirements and be used by both your team and the customer to ensure project success. 

In this day and age, everyone has a plan. People have one-year plans, five-year plans, ten-year plans, and other plans designed to help them forge ahead and prepare for the future and the unexpected.

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Document for a better project

Sep 30, 2015 3:45:28 PM | Posted by Jeff Haywood

Is project documentation an afterthought? Does the documentation stage of a project seem to be a tedious process? Does the customer understand the importance of proper definition? Documentation is likely the most important part of a project.

Project documentation used to define the plant process and functional requirements of the automation system.  It will give both the customer and the engineer the opportunity to mentally work through how the system should operate before any code is written.  It provides an opportunity for collaboration and review.  Proper definition will always make your projects more successful.   

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The importance of quality throughout project lifecycle

Oct 30, 2014 9:11:00 AM | Posted by Jeff Haywood

As engineers, we are very detail oriented and should always make quality part of our process—it should never be an afterthought.

As engineers, we are very detail oriented and should always make quality part of our process—it should never be an afterthought. What we produce makes a statement about who we are. The process should follow the complete lifecycle of the project, from definition to startup. Do you raise questions to both your project teams and the customer throughout the project?

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