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061128 Strategic Am Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow


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Strategic Asset management: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Strategic Asset management: yesterday, today and tomorrow

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  • 1. Strategic asset management: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
    • Dr Gordon Murray
    • Programme Manager
    • 28 th November 2006
  • 2. Lessons from the asset management Beacon Council theme
    • Leadership of councillors is essential
    • Needs to be a key corporate process
    • Can lead to opportunities for joint projects and sharing resources
    • Need for an integrated corporate management approach to financial and property assets
    • There is scope for efficiency gains
    • There is a need for effective information systems, base-lining and performance management
  • 3. Observations for today
    • Long-term Sustainable Community Strategy needs to set the context
    • Needs to be on the O&S agenda
    • Linkage with the efficiency strategy needs to be more explicit
      • corporate services and transactional services process improvement
    • Shared use of assets needs to be an option
    • Asset management as a shared service needs to be an option
    • Asset management has to contribute to sustainability
      • Stern report
      • Heritage aspects
  • 4. Thoughts on tomorrow?
    • CSR07 will place greater demands on strategic asset management
    • Local people will be engaged in the design and delivery of services
          • Cross agency customer service function and corporate services
          • Redesign of whole processes not just customer interface
          • Reconfiguration of assets – shared around the leading role of councils
          • LAA duty to cooperate and efficiency strategy – a ‘place approach’ to strategic asset management therefore Local Asset Management Plans
    • Community ownership and management of assets
    • Leaders in asset management will support of the strugglers
  • 5. We live in exciting times for strategic asset management
  • 6. Asset management peer review and performance management
    • A critical friend peer review
    • Positioned at the leadership of the council
    • Objective view of what the council’s strengths are in relation to strategic asset management
    • Objective view of the council’s priorities for improvement in strategic asset management
    • A means of continuous improvement for the council
    • A means of continuous learning for individuals engaged in asset management
  • 7. Subsidised reviews and free support
    • DCLG Beacons support
    • 20 subsidised Asset Management Peer Reviews: £3k
    • Free support from the Beacon Councils in addressing the issues raised
    • There’s scope for other mentoring from the Beacons
  • 8. Next steps
    • To participate as a peer contact
    • To act request a review contact
            • [email_address]
  • 9. Strategic asset management: Exciting times
    • Dr Gordon Murray
    • Programme Manager
    • 28 th November 2006