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      Week 01: Strategic Planning through Asset Management

      Learning Outcomes:

      • List the 5 core questions that need to be addressed by the strategic implementation of GIS asset management programs.
      • Identify at least 4 main differences in the management of assets of different infrastructure industries.
      • In one short sentence, describe the purpose of infrastructure asset management programs.

      Topics:

      • Strategic implementation goals of GIS asset management programs
      • Key differences between GIS asset management industries
      • Purpose and goals of asset management and GIS applications

      Week 02: Benefits of GIS Asset Management Programs

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Evaluate opportunities for operational improvements by identifying at least two benefits of the application of GIS within asset management.
      • Analyze asset management programs using three key life-cycle principles.
      • Identify two core parts of a basic and an advanced GIS asset management program.

      Topics:

      • Planning applications of GIS within asset management
      • Principles of asset management life-cycles
      • Basic and advanced frameworks of GIS asset management programs

      Week 03: The Need for Infrastructure Asset Data

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Use asset data to improve operations of infrastructure networks in at least three different opportunities.
      • Describe the 5 strategies that are used to identify overall agency asset management goals.
      • Evaluate an agency’s asset management status by reviewing the four objectives of a GIS assessment.

      Topics:

      • Using asset data to manage infrastructure networks
      • Identifying agency goals and objectives
      • Determining the status of asset management agencies

      Week 04: Different Perspectives for GIS Asset Management Needs and Outcomes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Create an implementation plan for GIS asset management programs using at least three desired outcomes.
      • From an outside stakeholder perspective, list three objectives of a GIS asset management program.
      • Evaluate a GIS asset management program by describing at least three goals from an inside perspective.

      Topics:

      • Fundamental goals of GIS asset management programs
      • Outside perspective: desired objectives for a GIS asset management program from external stakeholders
      • Internal perspective: internal agency emphasis on goals for a GIS asset management program

      Week 05: Integrating the GIS Asset Management Program within the Agency Culture

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Communicate change effectively by following four principal objectives.
      • List at least three steps that help in building commitments for a new GIS asset management program.
      • Given a specific goal for a GIS asset management program identify an applicable performance measure.

      Topics:

      • Communicating change across the asset management agency
      • Gaining commitment for the GIS asset management program
      • Encourage participation through rewarding success

      Week 06: Integrating the GIS Asset Management Program within Current Business Processes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Evaluate day-to-day business processes within asset management to determine at least two reasons for efficiency improvements by using GIS.
      • Develop at least two strategies for linking GIS asset management program activities to general operational processes within asset management agencies.
      • Identify four opportunities within asset management agencies for the implementation of communication channels to support the development of GIS programs.

      Topics:

      • Linking GIS asset management programs and agency processes
      • Operational objectives of agencies and their GIS asset management programs
      • Develop formal and informal communication channels

      Week 07: Developing a GIS Project Management Team

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Create GIS asset management projects that consider at least four primary stakeholders.
      • Improve the results of GIS asset management project teams by focusing in five process groups.
      • Recognize six of the nine project management knowledge areas within GIS asset management.

      Topics:

      • Application of the project management body of knowledge for a GIS asset management implementation program
      • GIS asset management project teams and process groups
      • Knowledge areas within GIS asset management implementation projects

      Week 08: Tools and Techniques for the Management of GIS Asset Management Projects

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Improve the management of GIS projects by using at least two scheduling tools with identifiable benefits.
      • Given a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file, select the appropriate methodology to import the CAD data into a GIS asset management program.
      • Identify the three common steps for the development of custom applications for GIS asset management programs.

      Topics:

      • Scheduling and resource management for GIS projects
      • Adopting Computer Aided Design (CAD) data into GIS programs
      • Basic frameworks for developing GIS asset management applications

      Week 09: Requirements for Collecting GIS Data

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Improve the procurement of data collection contractors by employing the five requirements used by the Federal Aviation Authority.
      • Define the concept and use of a GEOID model.
      • Develop GIS asset management programs that use photographs by using three industry best practices.

      Topics:

      • Requirements for data collection contractors
      • Ensuring proper use of horizontal and vertical control
      • Implementing digital images within GIS asset management programs

      Week 10: Geometric Requirements of Asset Management Data

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Maintain the topological integrity of GIS features by following two core requirements.
      • List the three main levels of metadata applicable to GIS asset management projects.
      • Improve the interconnectivity between GIS and CAD platforms by building upon their one major common principle.

      Topics:

      • Topological integrity of GIS asset management data
      • Metadata practices for GIS asset management projects
      • Relating Computer Aided Design (CAD) layers to GIS features

      Week 11: Data Sources for GIS Asset Management Programs

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Improve the capture of asset data by using the advantages of data mining and avoiding its common disadvantages.
      • Describe three major concerns of using manual data collection methods for capturing asset data.
      • Select the best method (out of two technologies) for mapping data through mobile imaging methods for specific GIS projects.

      Topics:

      • Data mining
      • Manual data collection
      • Mobile ground and aerial based imaging

      Week 12: Establishing Performance Measurements for GIS Asset Management Programs

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Create GIS asset management programs that can be reviewed by using at least six data performance measures.
      • Describe in one short paragraph at least two of the six performance measures used to evaluate GIS asset management programs.
      • Ensure the application of data quality performance measures by using at least three best industry practices.

      Topics:

      • Using performance measures as data quality tools
      • The six performance measures used in GIS asset management programs
      • Implementing performance measures within agency business practices

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      This course outline is subject to change

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