Budget Development and Cost Management

Maintenance Management Certificate Program


Workshop Overview

Legacy budget development and cost management methods are no longer adequate for the ever-increasing demands on the maintenance organization to do more and more with fewer resources and money. This session introduces activity-based budgeting and best practices cost management methodology that ensures a budget predicated on actual need and a practical means to manage that budget for optimal benefit in terms of available capacity, reduced cost and maximum useful life of capital assets.

Learn more about how the Maintenance Management Certificate Program provides a comprehensive management development program for existing and aspiring maintenance management professionals. 

  • Available Dates:
    • May 12-13, 2020 - Due to COVID-19 presenting serious public health concerns, we are livestreaming this workshop via ZOOM. A link for the session will be provided prior to the start of class. If you have questions, please contact Mary Patterson at mpatterson@ccs.ua.edu. 
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird - $931 (Expires April 12, 2020)
    • Standard - $1,095
    • UA Employee - $766 (Call 348-3000)
    • For additional pricing and discounts, visit the registration page.

Who Should Attend

The program is aimed at current and aspiring maintenance managers, engineers, supervisors and planners, but is applicable to all who have a direct interest in or are effected by maintenance performance and its impact on the enterprise. While the program is maintenance-centric, the methods, standard processes and logic are applicable for all organizational functions. This comprehensive program is applicable to all industries and facilities, as well as for single-plant or global enterprises.


What you'll Learn

  • Understand the limitations of legacy budget development and cost control methodologies

  • How to develop an activity-based budget that is predicated on the specific maintenance requirement of installed assets

  • How to create a proactive budget management process with decision-points before it is spent—not after

  • How to prioritize maintenance activities and expenditures to assure critical assets receive adequate sustaining maintenance


Unique workshop offerings

This certificate program was developed to provide a practical, best practices approach to maintenance and maintenance management. It is based on current international best practices and the combined experience of its instructors and other subject matter experts. In addition to international standards, reference materials include:
Covey, “The Speed of Trust”, 2006, Free Press
Gotoh, “Equipment Planning for TPM, 1991, Productivity Press
Mobley, “Total Plant Performance Management”, 1998, Gulf Publishing
Mobley, “Maintenance Engineering Handbook”, 8th Ed., 2014, McGraw-Hill
Mobley, “Computer-Managed Maintenance Systems”, 2nd Ed. Gulf Publishing
Mobley, “Plant Engineer’s Handbook, 2001, Butterworth-Heinemann
Mobley, “Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers, 2008, Elsevier
Mobley, “Maintenance Fundamentals”, 2nd Ed., 2004, Elsevier
Mobley, “Introduction to Predictive Maintenance”, 2nd Ed., 2002, Elsevier
Mobley, “Industrial Machinery Repair”, 2003, Elsevier
Nakajima, “Introduction to TPM, 1988, Productivity Press
Peters, “A Passion for Excellence, 1985, Random House
Womack, “The Machine That Changed the World, 1991, Rawson Associates

Workshop Leads

Keith Mobley

R. Keith Mobley, MBB, CMRP

R. KEITH MOBLEY is a Principal Consultant with Life Cycle Engineering. Keith has earned an international reputation as a leader in corporate transformations, reliability engineering and process optimization. He is on the advisory boards of ANSI and ISO; a Distinguished Lecturer for ASME; and recipient of the Smarro Award for outstanding contribution in engineering and reliability. Keith has 45 years of combined business, finance, engineering and consulting experience in a wide variety of industries. He has 20 years of international consulting experience and 25 years experience in corporate positions including V.P. Engineering and Manufacturing, V.P. Finance, V.P. Marketing, and Sales E.V.P. and COO. He has also served as President and CEO of a $50M international consulting, engineering services and training company specializing in corporate transformations. Keith has served on Technical Advisory Boards for the Technical Association for Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Motorola-Juran Institute trained, he is a Master Black Belt with hundreds of successful projects and 20 years of direct Lean-Six Sigma application. He is also certified by PROSCI in change management. Mobley is the author of 22 textbooks including: Total Plant Performance Management, Plant Engineer’s Handbook, Maintenance Engineering Handbook, Rules of Thumb for Reliability Engineers, Introduction to Predictive Maintenance.