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061128 Strategic Am Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow


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061128 Strategic Am Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

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