My Dear Reader; a right mixed bag of typical commissioning management matters to share today, no real topic, sorry for that, but being a manager in this discipline, well that’s what some days are like.
After the usual shifting through emails, it is interesting and a complete aside, but as the dynamics of my current job play out and as we are a multi-national company, we are, by my calculations, already working over 16 hours per day on the commissioning element on this project, hence my day starts sharing views, opinions and sometimes guidance with my team spread half way around the world, neat or what?!
Recruitment is still hot,heavy and in development, so some time was spent gaining alignment and planning with our HR colleagues.
Early afternoon was spent blue sky thinking on projects coming down the pipe, postulating on organisation and strategy plans, interesting to be at one key stage for one aspect of a mega project and still be thinking of completely different stages of another.
I completed my day with our IT guys setting up the home for the rapidly developing document database, that will be a weight off my mind that we can securely store and back-up our important documents.
Lunch today was spent with a new friend and acquaintance who is the MD for a commissioning management software and training company based in Houston, Texas. It was a very enjoyable hour meeting him, learning of his companies capabilities and perhaps growing a relationship where I may help him spread the commissioning word via a guest speaking role in future events he has planned, both in person and perhaps via recorded training sessions on specific topics.
A very interesting and full day, there are some great guys working in our wonderful discipline and industry.
Safe and successful commissioning to you always…