Fleet Management Awareness Month

Fleet Management Awareness Month

The National Property Management Association (NPMA) and Mercury Associates are partnering to kick off its first ever Fleet Management Awareness Month in 2016.  Activities include a series of educational webinars,  helpful tips,  opportunities to collaborate, and knowledge to help drive your career forward, and are all complimentary and open to both members and non-members of the NPMA.  More information and registration information is available here.

Shahid Shah Accepts Asset Leadership Impact Award

Shahid Shah Accepts Asset Leadership Impact Award

Shahid Shah ALN ImpactShahid Shah spoke at the National Press Club during the Asset Leadership Network’s 2015 Asset Leadership Impact Awards (left).

He was a team member on the 2015 Federal Agency Collaboration Asset Management Impact Award winning FED iFM and SEPS2BIM pilot projects involving the DepartmentMAX Team Impact Awards of Defense – Defense Health Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Navy NAVFAC and the Office of Management and Budget. (right)

As Chief Architect of MAX.gov, Mr. Shah has been a key partner in developing and expanding the use of MAX.gov authentication capabilities.

Mr. Shah revisited his award speech with the ALN’s Communication Team Leader, Michael Bordenaro.

 

Below are the highlights of Mr. Shah’s comments from the 2015 Asset Leadership Impact Awards Dinner.

“I am excited about ALN for three key reasons. One is the “L” in ALN – which stands for the most important thing here – leadership.

Leadership matters and any organization that is willing to get people together and help develop that leadership must be supported.

The second reason I am excited is the “Vision” ALN supports. When you have the right leaders, the vision is usually big but also achievable. If leadership has the same shared vision it is then about everyone winning together.

And winning means impact – that is what Jim Dieter has been espousing – “ALN is about Impact.”

“Impact” is the third reason I am excited about ALN. Impact can be significant if it happens during the tenure you are at a government agency, institution or any entity.

There many benefits that come from sharing things, but sometimes these things take so long to happen, we never get to see the fruits of those labors.

The good news is – there are Impact Award Winners here who have shown the leadership, established the vision, and picked some small wins with high impact and to see it happen while they are there so they can begin to get that ball rolling and have it get bigger and bigger while they are there.

MAX.gov started about 7 years ago with a small idea about a line of business for a couple of thousand people. Seven years later there are over 150,000 users – dozens of applications, all made available in a shared services approach.

There are systems available today that were not conceivable just a few years ago. Systems that Federal Agencies can use for free – things like Shared Authentication. These systems allow you to do things like share files – which seems so mundane but so important. The systems provide workspaces where you can work together and share ideas – workspaces where you can collect data, analyze it and present it back to your leadership, back to your teams.

From the OMB perspective, we are thrilled to support the vision of the Department of Defense Health Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs, but more importantly, we are hoping the sharing goes beyond the government.

GovLoop.com is a professional social site for people in and around government where people connect with each other. They are one of the first groups that are not government, but are using a shared service from government known as MAX Authentication to authenticate those government users. Because if government users are connecting, they might as well use a government authentication system. That is one simple example – there are dozens of other examples – for commercial, government, quasi government and partnered approaches to using what already exists.

The modern government of today is not the government of 10 – 15 years ago. Professionals who are new to the workforce have been in shared collaborative environments for years, they want to work together in dynamic ways that have impact.

So what we are hoping is that ALN with its leadership and focus on impact can start to catalogue these successes – start to share – to give evidence that it is indeed possible to do all of this. Because only when we all agree that it is possible will we go beyond the dinner and the social settings to say, “Let’s go make something next Monday that we didn’t have the last Monday.”

If there is anything you need from us on the MAX side – we are happy to help.

Of course Kimon Onuma is one of our biggest cheerleaders. He knows us pretty well and if there is anything you need, you can pass it through him and he will get it to us

I want to thank Jim Dieter and the Asset Leadership Network – you don’t know what a big deal it is to have somebody from OMB to be sitting here for this long – this is important – that is why Phil Wegner from OMB is here – yesterday Andy Schoenbach spent time with you. So what we are doing here is important to build leadership, share the vision and make an impact.”

Free Webinar: Reduce the Government Footprint with Office Hoteling, Integrated Workplace Management Systems and ISO 550000

Free Webinar: Reduce the Government Footprint with Office Hoteling, Integrated Workplace Management Systems and ISO 550000

Implementing the new ISO 55000 asset management standard along with office hoteling and Integrated Workplace Management Systems, government agencies can spread best practices across the real estate portfolio. Trimble, in conjunction the Asset Leadership Network – the leading proponent of ISO 55000 in the U.S. – will present repeatable asset management strategies for governments to reduce their office portfolios.

Join us, December 10th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time for a webinar featuring a brief overview of the new ISO 55000 asset management standard and a conceptual approach to “Hoteling” and Space Management for offices and conference rooms.

The webinar will cover:

  • An Overview of the ISO 55000 asset management standard by Asset Leadership Network Executive Director, Jim Dieter
  • Reduce workstation costs and eliminate unoccupied workspaces
  • “Hoteling” to reduce office footprints and save money
  • Utilize the same amount of workspace for an increasing workforce
  • Ensure one accurate record with integrated space management and scheduling

o   Leverage as-built CAD floor plans

o   Workforce and operations share data with no duplicated efforts

This event is co-hosted by the Asset Leadership Network and Trimble.

Click here to register for the webinar

Register Now for the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum

Register Now for the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum

Registration is now open for the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20th and 21st, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) are hosting a two day training and educational forum to improve Federal asset management policies and strategies.  This forum brings together national and international leaders and experts who will discuss a vision for new policies and strategies designed to generate dramatic, positive changes for Federal asset and asset management performance.

To register, go to http://assetleadership.net/fed-policy-forum-2015/registration/

ALN Announces Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum — October 20-21, 2015

ALN Announces Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum — October 20-21, 2015

The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) will host a leadership forum to improve Federal asset management policies and strategies. The Federal government is one of the largest asset owners in the world, yet the Federal government remains slow to adopt policies and strategies that could redirect potentially billions of dollars in the American economy to more productive use. This forum will bring together national and international leaders and experts who will discuss a vision for new policies and strategies designed to generate dramatic, positive changes for Federal asset and asset management performance. This forum will:

  • Define asset management principles critical to performance,
  • Evaluate risks and opportunities driving performance improvement, and
  • Discuss new value propositions, strategies and objectives for change.

The forum’s objective is to create a basis for changing asset management policies and strategies that will help the Federal government make better use of its assets and help America prosper.

This forum will be held October 20th and 21st at the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

There is no cost to attend the forum, but attendees must register in advance.  Registration is now open and can be done online herehttp://assetleadership.net/fed-policy-forum-2015/registration/.

http://assetleadership.net/fed-policy-forum-2015/

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Federal Facilities Council’s mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of Federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal. For more information on the FFC and this event please visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/FFC/index.htm.

 

The Asset Leadership Network is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to advance asset management policy and practice across all industries, markets and sectors by identifying, sharing, and promulgating guiding principles, standards, and best practices. For more information on the ALN and this event and related events please visit http://www.assetleadership.net/.

IET/IAM Asset Management Conference 2015

IET/IAM Asset Management Conference 2015

Picture of assets and conference title

Hurry if you want to present at the IET/IAM Asset Management Conference 2015 –call for papers closes Monday 20 July!

Presentations are welcomed on the projects, case studies and theories that focus on the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of an asset management system.

This year’s event at the newly refurbished IET London: Savoy Place provides great value with two full days of conference together with the IAM Annual Lecture and Dinner.

Submit your 1-page abstract summary at www.theiet.org/asset by Monday 20 July!

You can also get more information and registration details at www.theiet.org/asset.

NPMA NES 2015

NPMA NES 2015

Conference Title and pictures of Fort Worth Texas

Don’t miss the largest annual education seminar for asset management professionals! Attend the National Property Management Association’s 2015 National Education Seminar (NES), August 10-13, 2015, at the Omni Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas, to learn actionable solutions to manage, control and protect assets while you build your professional network!

Earn up to 4 CEUs in your choice of over 60 sessions and panels packed with first-hand experiences, case studies and practical “how-to” content.

Education tracks include:

  • Property Early Lifecycle
  • Property Mid-Lifecycle
  • Property End of Lifecycle
  • Professional Development
  • Standards & Best Practices
  • Fleet Management

Build your personal and professional networks through Special Interest Group (SIG) and chapter meetings, receptions and fun.

Visit the Exhibit Hall to meet product and solution partners who can help you solve your specific challenges.

Participate in Pre-Conference Certification Courses, including review sessions and testing for CPPS, CPPA or CPPM levels.

An exclusive rate for 2015 NES attendees is available at the host hotel, the Omni Fort Worth, through July 20. Learn more and register for the 2015 NES today at www.npmaconferences.org/nes!