7.01 Connecting the Dots: Secrets for Developing Your First Strategic Facilities Plan

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Track Topic Area: Best Practices
Format: Interactive Presentation
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 100 level
Session Description: Strategic facilities planning can be a very complex process, requiring experienced managers and external advisors;  OR, it can be done by FMs who have a good sense of their employer’s business and some effective connections with their management team.  This session is designed for beginners in the strategic facilities plan world, giving them a simplified four-step process for developing their first strategic facilities plan. The steps are: Assess, Connect, Choose and Document.  Explore each process step, gaining tips for what to do, where to find the information and how to choose what is best for the company. Discover ideas for assembling all of that information into a straight forward document that represents the critical facilities issues to be managed over the planning horizon chosen for the strategic facilities plan.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to use a simplified four-step process for creating your first strategic facilities plan.
  • Understand the strategic relationship between the FM function and the overall organization.
  • Define the types of information needed to create a complete strategic facilities plan.
  • Learn how to structure the strategic facilities plan and sell it to management.
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    Kit Tuveson, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow
    Tuveson & Associates, LLC

    Kit Tuveson is president of Tuveson & Associates LLC, a facility management consultancy company. His 36-year Hewlett-Packard career included responsible positions in process engineering, manufacturing line management, facility management, and environmental health and safety. Tuveson has managed facility teams, global program managers and cross-functional teams. He has served as global director of facility management operations, as well as global director of environmental health and safety. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a bachelorís degree in electrical engineering and a masterís degree in industrial engineering. Tuveson is a Certified Facility Manager; was IFMAís board chairman (1997-1998), instituting IFMA's formal association strategic planning process; and is past president of the FM Consultants Council of IFMA.

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