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Technical Changes – They Don’t Need to be Destined for Failure

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Abstract: 
Technical changes often fail needlessly. Excellence is a journey – a mindset and set of behaviors. It is not a destination. There is no “best practice”, only successful. What works in one organization won’t necessarily work in yours. Benchmarking can reveal what is possible and how others have achieved it, but like a compass, it only points out direction. Excellence runs deep. No one and no one group or department can be excellent in isolation. That is where many go wrong. Excellence is a  collective endeavour that yields collective results. Your initiative, no matter what it is, will fail if you fail to bring your whole organization along with you. This is not just some theoretical, all-encompassing change management theory. Learn about a framework for sustainable change developed from decades of experience, successes and failures in our own field. Whatever technical  change you decide to make from what you learn here at MainTrain, you’ll stand a far greater chance of success if you consider these factors that go well beyond the technical.
BoK Content Source: 
Practitioner Produced
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
01 Strategy & Planning, 1.02 Asset Mgmt Strategy & Objectives, 06 Risk and Review, 6.04 Management of Change
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
09 Information Management, 9.1 Information Systems, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.2 Benchmarking, 10.4 Maintenance Practices Improvements
Author Title: 
President
Author Employer: 
Conscious Asset
Author Bio: 

James is the co-author of the best selling book, “Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management”, co-founder and President of Conscious Asset. He is a Mechanical Engineer, graduate of the University of Toronto with a 30-plus year career in Maintenance and Asset Management. He worked in a wide variety of industries in hands-on, technical and managerial roles. His consulting career began in 1995 progressing through increasingly senior roles to Director (Associate Partner) in PwC Consulting / IBM, eventually leading his own firm. Today Conscious Asset, now over 11 years old, is widely regarded as a high quality specialist firm ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. James is known as a thought-leader in the fields of Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Management Consultant, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and Certified Asset Management Assessor. He is a member of PEMAC, SMRP, IAM and PEO. Join James for his presentations, and also during the Author’s Corner where he launches the release of his new book Uptime 3.