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C902: Leadership in Asset Management

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Leadership in Asset Management presents a considerable challenge, which needs to be taken up with the necessary skills in the pocket

C902 photo1The Asset Management / Maintenance function intends keeping the Physical Assets in its care in a good operational condition. Its objective is to sustain a high level of Operational Readiness (Availability, Reliability, Operability, and Qualibility), at acceptable levels of Safety, Environmental Risk, and Cost.

Leadership in Asset Management involves leading the functions of Asset Management / Maintenance. It particularly keeps itself busy with achieving success through people. The objective of its companion course, C901, is to equip engineers with knowledge regarding the strategic and tactical aspects of Asset Management / Maintenance Engineering.

Even so, C901 cannot include all the necessary learning to prepare an individual to be a top class Asset Manager / Maintenance Manager. C902 fulfills that purpose. The two together produce the foundation for Asset Management Excellence and Career Progression.

Leading the Asset Management function needs considerable skill. It is much more than just managing technical results. Asset Managers need to steer the function to have the greatest effect on the output of the organisation.

To achieve this the Asset Manager should:
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  1. Understand the Asset Management / Maintenance function and the factors causing success well.
  2. Be able to analyse and understand maintenance situations.
  3. Have a good knowledge of modern management methods.
  4. Understand that success comes through people.

This course aims to provide the skills, knowledge, and innovative capacity to practicing Asset Managers / Maintenance Managers to make them into successful achievers. This includes addressing and teaching them knowledge and vocational insight into issues such as:

  • The profit impact of a properly run Asset / Maintenance department.
    • The challenges and dilemmas inherent to maintenance today; how to manage it, understanding the ‘New Maintenance Management Paradigm’.
    • Classical Management Theory as a basis for success.
    • Leadership and its critical role in maintenance.
    • Achieving personal mastery, so as to be enabled to lead others successfully.
    • Maintenance logistics - the ‘logics’ of the maintenance organisation - its role in achieving a successful maintenance department.
    • Creating and maintaining a workplace culture that fosters success.
    • Managing and developing a workforce to achieve success.


Course Content


Module 1 – Understanding Asset

  1. Historic Roots
  2. Introduction
  3. Asset Management in Perspective
    1. Objectives
    2. Engineering vs Management
    3. Nature of Failure
  4. The Asset Management / Maintenance Department – Its Focus and Function
    1. Profit Impact
    2. Asset Management / Maintenance Models
    3. Quality of Maintenance
  5. Asset management Policy
  6. Management Planning
  7. Maintenance Performance Measurement
    1. The Need for Maintenance Performance Measurement
    2. Maintenance Performance Indices
    3. The “Balanced Scorecard” as a Measurement System

Module 2 – The New Asset Management Paradigm

  1. The Strategic Gap
    1. Holistic Approach
    2. The Asset Management Strategy Gap
    3. Divide and Conquer
  2. People Paradigms
    1. Teams
    2. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  3. Making it Work
    1. Strategic Alliances
    2. Leading from the Front
    3. Being Pro-active
    4. Steps to Success

Module 3 – Leadership

  1. Defining Leadership
  2. What is so Important About Leadership?
  3. Development of the Leadership Model
  4. New Leadership Perspectives
  5. Leadership Skills
    1. Empowerment
    2. Decision Making, Problem Solving and Capitalising on Opportunity
    3. Communication
    4. Motivation
    5. Influencing skills
    6. Conflict Handling
    7. Discipline
    8. Development
  6. Personal Mastery
    1. Mindsets
    2. The power of Choice
    3. Creating a Vision
    4. Psychological robustness
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Leadership and Change

Module 4 – Maintenance Logistics

  1. Definition
    1. Workshop
    2. Workshop Layout Design
      1. Workshop Organisation
      2. Work Area Design
      3. Tools and Equipment
      4. Office Facilities
      5. Personnel Facilities
      6. Work Environment
      7. Work Support
    3. Workshop Flow
  2. Maintenance Scheduling
  3. Quality Management
    1. Quality definitions
    2. Establishing a Quality Culture
    3. Quality Systems
  4. Purchasing Management
  5. Inventory Management
  6. Systems Management
    1. Cost Control and Reduction
    2. Management Through Information
    3. Maintenance Systems
    4. Managing the System – The MIS Audit
    5. MIS Success Factors

Module 5 – Culture the Binding Force

  1. Organisational Culture – A Definition
  2. Elements of Organisational Culture
  3. Culture Iceberg
  4. Culture Change
  5. Cultural Problems
  6. Adaptive cultureC902 photo3

Module 6 – Successful People Management

  1. Motivation
    1. Personal Value system
    2. Needs Theories
    3. People are Important
  2. People Development
    1. Situational Leadership
    2. Training and Skills Development
    3. Self-development: The Johari-window
  3. A Learning Culture


Who Should Attend


The course is intended for Asset Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, and all others who manage the Asset Management / Maintenance function.


Credits 16*, level 6**                                      CPD Points: 5

* The course comprises 80 hours of study, of which 40 hours are in class,
   with a further 40 hours for the assignment.

**Higher Diploma level


Textbook Provided


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