Communicating Reliability, Risk, and Resiliency to Decision Makers Summary Workshop
Getting your boss’s boss to understand is one of the most challenging aspects of the job of a RAM’S professional. Senior decision makers often do not have the technical background or the time to understand reliability, availability, and maintainability concepts. Texts and guidance documents for practitioners frequently reference the importance of better communication and education; however, there are few practical examples and limited practical guidance provided.
This workshop will fill many of the gaps associated with communicating reliability, risk, and resiliency to decision makers. In addition to standard material, this popular workshop has been updated in 2022 to include specific material related to business case evaluations (BCEs) and root cause analysis (RCAs).
This workshop is targeted for the intermediate level. It will be provided from the perspective of a RAM’S practitioner who dually serves on decision making bodies as well as who also provides reliability, risk, and resiliency information to decision makers.
The ASQ Risk and Reliability Division (RRD) is offering this workshop during the RAMS 2022. This workshop will be held on Thursday afternoon January 27th 2022 from 1pm-5pm and Friday January 28th, 2022 from 8am-Noon at the Sonoran conference room at the El Conquistador Resort.
Instructor: JD Solomon
J.D. Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP is an engineer, planner, consultant, and facilitator. His special areas of expertise include decision analysis, environmental regulation, risk management, reliability, resiliency, and public policy. JD provides services related to both the built environment (infrastructure, facilities, and manufacturing) and the natural environment (ecosystems). He is the author of the book, Communicating Reliability, Risk, and Resiliency to Decision Makers: Getting Your Boss’s Boss to Understand.
J.D. has served in a variety of decision-making roles ranging from a vice president in two Fortune 500 companies to the chairman of a state environmental rule making body to a local government Town Manager.
J.D. supports a wide range of professional organizations and development of industry best practices. He is the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) international project manager for developing the Subject Specific Guideline (SSG) for “Asset Operations and Maintenance Delivery” and a member of the team developing the guideline for “Systems Engineering.” In 2016, he served on the 10-member committee to update the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Body of Knowledge. J.D. also served on a special task force to update the four levels of certification for the Buried Asset Management Institute.
His formal education includes BS – Civil Engineering – NC State University; Master of Business Administration – University of South Carolina; and Professional Certificate – Strategic Decisions & Risk Management – Stanford University.
His active licenses and certifications Include: Professional Engineer (NC, SC, VA); Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE); Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP); Six Sigma Black Belt; Certification in Lean Management.