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(PS-1617) Origin, Theory and Application of the “T-week” Scheduling Process

Primary Author: Mr. Jared M. Neumeier PSP

Audience Focus: Advanced
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: Much of the scheduling focus in AACE is Construction Scheduling. However, ultimately, the construction completes and a facility becomes occupied and/or operational. Activity in that facility and scheduling for that facility may continue, specifically regarding maintaining it in an operating condition. Across the United States there exists large, aging, government funded operating facilities where maintaining the structures in operating order is critical to their success; a success that requires significant integrated scheduling effort to achieve. The “T-week scheduling method” was devised in 2004 by the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) as an integrated response to address the issues and problems of maintenance scheduling. This method is a structured approach to scheduling maintenance and forces structure and ownership into the scheduling process long before maintenance work packages are expected to be released. This paper describes the background, the method and some potential real world applications of the T-week process, specifically, how its core principles may be applied to other forms of scheduling and Project Management.