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  • SIMPLE - Achievable Program
    Implementation Priority Effective Data Collection Data Capture Opportunities Implementation Risks Quick Wins Resourcing the AM Program Funding the Implementation Program Implementation Phase Activities Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Achievable Program Questions to ask when developing the implementation program include What

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  • SIMPLE - Implementation Priority
    Implementation Implementation Phases Implementation Priority The extent of the benefits that can be achieved by implementing an advanced asset management program depends on Existing maintenance costs Any potential or existing capacity problems e g in high growth areas Overall age of assets Existing levels of service reliability production issues Current cost of service required For individual assets the priority should be based on Examining older assets with higher probability of

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  • SIMPLE - Effective Data Collection
    Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Effective Data Collection In the implementation of total asset management plans complete data capture may take up to 5 years depending on The level of overall details required The quantity and usefullness of data already captured in the system The labor resources allocated in the program While data capture on existing assets is required for condition assessment risk management etc it is not always possible

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  • SIMPLE - Data Capture Opportunities
    Priority Effective Data Collection Data Capture Opportunities Implementation Risks Quick Wins Resourcing the AM Program Funding the Implementation Program Implementation Phase Activities Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Data Capture Opportunities Data capture is an important activity and it will consume a sizeable portion of the asset management program budget The data collection process should be improved wherever possible to ensure that it is being carried out cost effectively A good knowledge of the existing conditions and problems of the assets can reduce the data collection effort required In addition to a formal data collection program there are many opportunities to facilitate efficient data capture When asset failures occur When planned maintenance activities are being conducted During complaint callouts During condition assessment visits When operational activities are being conducted During design initial equipment or asset survey stage Through staff knowledge Through customers knowledge Staff should record as much information as possible in these situations for the central asset database Although information may not be complete nevertheless the extra effort required is

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  • SIMPLE - Implementation Risks
    out the objectives resources funding and commitment for signature by senior manager sponsor of project who can be the champion for moving issues through senior management Conduct awareness raising workshops Conduct specialist training programs Corporate objectives not filtered down to workforce level Ensure appropriate communication within organization Resistance of staff to change past practices Change the culture of the organization Ensure appropriate communication of benefits to the organization and staff Ensure senior management backing Inadequate resourcing Inadequate skills in asset management Allocate adequate resources Provide adequate training program Indifference to program because not receiving feedback on program progress Provide appropriate review and project assessment audits and report back to staff audit results Asset management program accorded low priority status by management No clear AM roles Ensure quality of business case full economic financial evaluation satisfying business selection criteria Make AM responsibilities clear Benefits Not Fully Realized The justification for the asset management program lies with the economic returns that it offers The estimation of the benefits involves predicting the future improvement in productivity effectiveness and efficiency of the facilities and systems This is a long term forecast and it involves elements of uncertainty and risk Failure to fully realize the benefits may result in Loss in confidence among staff in the asset management program Asset management program wrongly prioritized Viability of business operations may be affected The possible causes and the controls available are Causes Controls Incomplete or inaccurate database Complete data collection valuation of major assets Stage data capture Not knowing the existing system capabilities processes data information Complete status assessment on existing efficiency effectiveness Setting unrealistic improvement target Adopt best appropriate practice and achievable timeframes resources Unrealistic assumptions parameters used in business case Complete sensitivity analysis Pilot schemes to assess benefits achieved at early stages Inappropriate inconsistent measurement

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  • SIMPLE - Quick - Wins
    Resourcing the AM Program Funding the Implementation Program Implementation Phase Activities Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Quick Wins In organizations where advanced asset management is a relatively new field management staff may have difficulty in convincing their directors of the

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  • SIMPLE - Resourcing the AM Program
    Resourcing the AM Program Funding the Implementation Program Implementation Phase Activities Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Effective Implementation Implementation Phases Resourcing the AM Program Setting up the processes and acquiring the necessary data and information systems are usually capital investment costs which are incurred

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  • SIMPLE - Funding the Implementation Program
    necessary management activity and should be funded out of the normal operating budgets However this typically does not apply to these programs as they represent An increase in the management responsibilities for the organization in terms of service responsibilities to the owner The previous management and asset owners have not developed the necessary maintenance management systems and equipment condition data to complete the outputs now required Arguments are often made that new AM processes practices data and information systems have an effective life of 10 15 years and should therefore be treated as capital Assets should be started up or completed with all elements in place as part of the handover process and are capitalized as part of the creation acquisition process The proposed AM implementation program is therefore seen as a backlog management issue With the AM implementation program completed and the asset management systems and asset data in place there will be ongoing activities that need to be maintained such as Providing the asset management staff for the detailed asset management query investigation phase activities such as risk assessment and works prioritization optimized renewal decision making and maintenance optimization Training staff in advanced asset managment activities Provision must also be made for maintenance of a living asset database as the condition of some assets will change through refurbishment or deterioration and new assets need to be added and some assets deleted Due to the focus on the asset s intended life provision should also be made for Information system maintenance license upgrades etc Updating processes and practice instruction manuals operation and maintenance manuals Specialist external assistance such as quality assessment or audit from specialist consultants These activities are generally periodic and therefore they should be funded from recurrent or operating budgets However the initial set up of an

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