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Current State Analysis
Also referred to as "Current State Review", "Current State Assessment" and "State of Asset Management (SOAM)".

A report indicating an organization's level of maturity relative to some benchmark.




Purpose of the Analysis
Listed below are some of the primary benefits of a current state analysis.


Analysis Tools
Listed below are some of the tools that can be used to conduct the current state analysis:

  • SAM Tool (ISO)- based on 39 questions and 87 sub-questions
  • SAM Tool (PAS)
  • SAM Tool (39 subjects)
  • CAMRA Tool - based on 38 questions
  • AssetSMART Tool - based on 21 questions
  • FCM Tool - based on 15 questions
  • PESTLE-SWOT Tool
Each of these tools has their relative merits and limitations.



Components of the Analysis
  • Workshop notes
  • List of documents that were reviewed



Types of Analysis
The current state analysis can be conducted at various levels of review.
  • Audited
  • Unaudited


Tools & Techniques the Analysis
Listed below are some of the primary tools and techniques to assist with a current state analysis.




Process of Current State Analysis
Listed below are the key steps in the current state analysis:

    A.  Before
  • Survey and review industry best practices
  • Determine/select the preferred asset management framework to be used in the current state analysis
  • Select the preferred maturity framework to accompany the asset management framework
  • Assemble a competent team 
    B.  During
  • Conduct the field data collection, as required
  • Conduct workshop(s) with key knowledge resources
  • Conduct document reviews
  • Identify the current state relative to best practice
  • Summarize the findings
  • Review the findings with the stakeholders
   C. After
  • Conduct best practice research against which to benchmark the current state
  • Import the data into a gap analysis
  • Develop improvement initiatives
  • Develop a roadmap
  • Conduct an audit
  • Achieve certification to demonstrate conformity
See process and procedure for further discussion.


Every organization is influenced by a multi-faceted context. These facets should be recognized as landmarks that will orient the organization ast it navigates a path along the asset management journey
Fig.  Every organization is influenced by a multi-faceted context. These facets should be recognized as landmarks that will orient the organization ast it navigates a path along the asset management journey.


Financial "knots" must be addressed carefully or they may get even tighter
Fig. Financial "knots" must addressed carefully or they may get even tighter.


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