The PMO Workshop is 3 days of hands-on, highly interactive sessions exploring how PMO fits into strategy management and asset performance management sustainability.

Planned Maintenance Optimization (PMO) Workshop

What Sets Our Courses Apart

Register at least 4 weeks in advance, and we will work with you to understand your challenges prior to starting the course, up to the point of a brief visit to your site without a further charge.

Date Location Language Venue Course Fee
November 6-8, 2017 Wake Forest, NC English Nexus Global Training Center
December 4-6, 2017 Wake Forest, NC English Nexus Global Traing Center $1499



Our Trainers have decades of field experience as Maintenance Technicians, Planners, Supervisors, Superintendents, Engineers, and/or Managers over Maintenance, Operations, or Engineering.  

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Workshop Takeaways

PM Optimization ROI tool

Framework for PMO

Course Material

Course Overview

PM Optimization (PMO) is a process which uses the principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) to rationalize existing maintenance programs, failure history, and other technical documentation. The ultimate intended goal of PMO is to eliminate defects, improve uptime, and positively impact OEE. The PMO Workshop is 3 days of hands-on, highly interactive sessions that explore how PMO fits into strategy management and asset performance management sustainability.

Join us as we take you through an 8 step process to consider when implementing a PMO program. Attendees will discuss a simplified PMO theory in an interactive session which engages people in the streamlined concepts. You will learn to appreciate why maintenance plans should be built around failure modes and the elements that influence failures.

We will take a closer look at hidden and evident failures, expected and unacceptable (unexpected) failure modes, and the best methods to influence management. We will also introduce the concept of a ‘fault initiator’ and what can be done to control a reliable outcome.

  • Understand data requirements in decision making during PMO
  • Learn how to build a case for change
  • Engage in team thinking for better decision making
  • Understand the concept of no maintenance required
  • Learn the ingredients of a living reliability program

Learning Objectives

This course will be held in a highly interactive workshop format with case studies and real-world examples. The material has been designed using Adult Learning Methodology that believes the ideal ratio for optimum learning and retention is 60% / 40%:

60% - blended combination of discussion, practical exercises, simulations, & case studies

40% - material/slides

Participants will engage in interactive exercises and discussions throughout the course to ensure the material is not only taught, but can also be applied. Limited class size (15-20 participants) is strictly enforced to enhance individual learning experiences and interaction with the instructor and other participants.

Course Format

  • Intro to Asset Management and the Reliability Circle
  • PMO vs RCM
  • The process steps of PMO
  • Understanding the framework for PMO
  • Hands on work assignment – identify the existing opportunities
  • Coping with missing pieces of data
  • How to select equipment for PMO
  • Building inspections for components and equipment
  • Selection of a piece of equipment for evaluation
  • Mini PMO exercise
  • Setting up a plan to implement – Who should inspect and how to we get them started
  • Develop the case for change (Measures & OEE Gain)

Course Outline

All attendees will receive a hard copy of the course material and a USB containing examples of forms, tools, etc. to take back for use at their organization.

Course Material

Each attendee will complete a pre-course assessment to gauge their current levels of knowledge and experience. At the conclusion of the course, attendee’s will then complete a post-course assessment to ensure the material was presented effectively.

Pre & Post Course Assessments

  • PM Optimization ROI tool
  • Framework for PMO
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Attendance


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Who Should Attend

The PMO Workshop was designed specifically for individuals participating in or aspiring to gain a better upstanding in the value PMO brings to the reliability of equipment and improved cost positioning.

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Directors/Managers
  • Lead Technicians & Operators
  • Operation & Maintenance Supervisors
  • Improvement Leaders
  • Financial Controller

By Job Title

  • Oil & Gas Upstream & Downstream
  • Manufacturing
  • Fast-moving Goods
  • Facilities
  • Mining
  • Bio Pharmaceutical
  • Petrochemical/Chemical
  • Utilities & Transportation

By Sectors

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