What’s the Value of Transformational Outcomes?
Everyone is talking about transformational outcomes. Relating to fundamental change in execution and management, it’s one of today’s most popular buzzwords. It’s all about achieving new, better and improved outcomes by transforming mindsets, behaviors, capabilities, competencies, systems, processes, governance and support.

Why Do STOs Need Transformational Change?
STOs (Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Outages) have long been typified by a failure to complete on-time and in-budget. That’s because they are riddled by many challenges, particularly:


  • Volatility: Change is rapid and unpredictable

  • Uncertainty: The present is unclear; the future is uncertain

  • Complexity: Many different and diverse interconnected factors

  • Ambiguity: Lack of clarity or awareness of the situation

  • Scheduling: Masses of moving parts, thousands of people, multiple tools and constant change

  • Safety: Unfamiliar tasks, induced hazards, constant change and time constraints

  • Scope: Scope creep and changes requiring unplanned work

  • Knowledge/Experience: Turnaround expertise, contractor management and understanding the big picture

  • The Human Factor: Lack of communication/reporting, inaccurate decision-making and human error


This situation demands attention, particularly since STOs are mission-critical events, as described in What Can Turnarounds Learn from Battlefields? It requires transformational change that will herald a new era. A fundamental change to smart, digitalized management that generates a positive impact, from improved performance and efficiency to better control and management.

What Transformational Outcomes Do STOs Need?
STOs require a fundamental improvement in manageability, performance and efficiency. They need to harness technology and digitalization to achieve a series of key transformational outcomes that should cover:


  • Automation of mundane, routine activities and focus on the Most Effective Things (METs): Utilizing technology for repetitive, low-value tasks frees workers for more important tasks, allowing them to do what they're best at - being human, intuitive and experienced, as described in Is the Automation of Routine Activities in Turnarounds a Key to Success?

  • Staying ahead of your event by predicting and managing inevitable change: The role of technology is not to replace managers, expertise and enthusiasm, but to support and raise the level. Automatic collection, organization and analysis of data enables you to get quicker to the things that can actually influence the outcome, which is taking action on the data, as explained in Is It Possible to Stay Ahead of Your Turnaround?

  • Preparing better and earlier: Use of scenario modeling, milestone tracking and readiness dashboards to validate your progress and manage your preparedness against key criteria. Such data-driven, objective readiness assessments increase manageability during execution.

  • Unlocking the full value of existing siloed systems through unified, actionable views of all critical data: Integration with existing data systems for objective readiness assessments during planning, and a single system of record and unified management view during execution, as described in Can the Value of Existing Siloed Systems be Unlocked in Turnarounds?

  • Learning, adapting & improving: Standardized SOPs, checklists, workflows, dashboards, BI reports and KPIs support industry best practice and lay the foundation for benchmarking, continuous improvement and enhancing plans for future events.


What Transformational Outcomes Does MobideoSTO Offer?
MobideoSTO is a Digital STO Operating System that delivers all these transformational outcomes and more. Read more about how Mobideo’s transformational outcomes for STOs are generating a fundamental change in execution and management throughout the STO lifecycle, completely transforming the way turnaround groups manage their STOs.