We need to replicate the asset DNA in our asset management systems

Score: n/a Type: Article Overview: Jan Myburg gives us insight on the transition between life cycle phases, by showing how elements in the design phases can be structured to improve the later life cycle stages.   Download It! (288kb) Author(s): Myburg, Jan Reviewer(s): Kirstein, Carl The Good: [...]

Proactive Risk Management – Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development

Score: 6/10 Type: Book Overview: Despite the long title, it is not entirely accurate. There is very little about proactivity and uncertainty in this book and the use of "product development" is too specific. This book is a beginner's introduction to risk management and focusses almost entirely on the risk management in projects. Perhaps a more appropriate title would [...]

Calculating the Annual Escalation Adjustment for Municipal Infrastructure

Score: 9/10 Type: Article (downloadable) Overview: This article discusses how the value of Assets (specifically municipal infrastructure) could be derived from historic costs and recommends an index which is the most representative. Download it! (850kb)   Author(s): Dr H.M.S Belmonte Reviewer(s): Kirstein, Carl The Good: gives a good guideline to valuate [...]

Mobile Asset Management – Extrasensory Augmented Reality

Score: 8/10 Type: Video Overview: SAP and Vuzix are taking the Google glass concept to the industry in disciplines such as warehousing and maintenance. The two videos shown here are concepts and not currently available, but should set asset management developers' sights higher when developing a mobile strategy. The full review that follows below is not talking [...]

SAAMA Conference 2014

Score: 8.3/10 Type: Conference Overview: The theme of the 2014 SAAMA conference was Fifty five – the way to integrated asset management. Most of the presentations have focussed on what ISO55000 is, how it differs from PAS 55, what its implications are, and which role SAAMA and other institutions will fulfil regarding ISO 55000. There are also presentations regarding performance management, [...]