Boost Performance with Planning and Scheduling

Bill Wilder explains that if less than 90% of the maintenance work on your assets is planned in advance, then you could benefit from the resources we’ve developed to help implement best practices.

Managing Planning and Scheduling

Link Managing Planning and Scheduling is a required course for the Maintenance Management Certification.


In Managing Planning and Scheduling, participants build a work management program based on Reliability Excellence best practices. The course is designed for a Lead Planner or Department Manager to establish a proactive work management program or to transform an existing program into an effective, results-producing department that positively impacts maintenance costs, plant reliability measures and employee morale.

Managing Planning and Scheduling examines topics like designing a work management program strategy, developing standard processes and work, establishing program measures, managing staff development, and planning program improvement. Learners will walk away with a solid foundation for an effective maintenance work management program.

Learn How To

Explain the business case for proactive work management

Build a work management process flow chart and responsibility matrix

Draft a work management program strategy: objectives, key performance measures, targets, reporting and monitoring methods

Develop governing principles and standard procedures for CMMS data entry and use

Outline a management of change process for job plans

Describe a disciplined approach to managing work for a planned shutdown

  • Scoping and validating work, project management, communication, reviews, lessons learned

Develop an implementation plan to establish or transform a planning program, including:

  • Establishing program standards and templates
  • Incorporating visual management into your program
  • Job performance feedback and continuous improvement
  • Backlog management
  • Managing the people side of change (change management)

Develop an audit and continuous improvement strategy for the planning program

  • How trends in manufacturing and technology impact planning/scheduling
  • How the planner interacts with failure data and root cause analysis efforts
  • How equipment criticality and risk management influence maintenance strategy

Build performance management and development strategies for planning personnel

Who Should Attend

People in the following roles should participate in this training:

  • Lead and senior planners
  • Planning Department Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Reliability Change Agents
  • Reliability Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Managers

Additional Information

Each course includes a comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the use of a fully equipped e-business center. All students completing a class at the Life Cycle Institute will receive a certificate of completion awarding CEU’s. Class hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday. Virtual course hours that run from 11am-5pm EST.

For More Information on Managing Planning and Scheduling Training

800-556-9589 | [email protected]

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July 19-21, 2022

September 20-22, 2022

November 15-17, 2022

Course Info

Price: $1,895
CEUs: 2.1

Course Locations

Life Cycle Institute
4360 Corporate Road
Charleston, SC 29405

The Ohio State University College of Engineering
356A Bevis Hall,
1080 Carmack Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43210

Clemson University
Center for Corporate Learning
One N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, 12610
Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Washington State University – Everett
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

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