How to Gain Approval for Resources for your Reliability Program

Terry Blackman, Reliability Institute of Australia


Do you have some ideas about making improvements that will require new resources?
Whether you need to employ people, engage contractors, purchase spares, purchase new equipment, enlist the assistance of other personnel, it will invariably require some investment (cost). It may be a one-off cost or ongoing.
Often this is not within your authority level to approve and spend the money.
In most cases someone else makes that decision and we need them to agree with our proposal and sign it off.

Therefore, you need an effective way to present your case & get it approved.
This presentation will give a 7-step plan to develop a business case that will convince the decision makers to approve your proposal.


Learning Takeaways:

  1. How to express the benefits of your project or proposal.
  2. Understand who makes the decision.
  3. How to write a business case.


Terry is the Director and Senior Instructor for the Reliability Institute of Australia, delivering classroom training in Asset Reliability and invigilating certification exams.
Starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Terry has 40 years’ experience in equipment maintenance and reliability. Prior to starting Reliability Institute, he was General Manager of Mobius Institute, the world’s leading provider of accredited reliability & vibration training and certification, supporting and appointing Mobius’s Training Partners throughout the world. Earlier roles included 8 years with SIRF’s Industrial Maintenance Roundtable, facilitating a collaboration and information sharing network with over 45 major industrial companies in Australia. Prior to SIRF, he was with SKF for over 20 years, in various engineering and management roles, including General Manager for SKF Australia Reliability Systems, with national responsibilities for providing condition monitoring services, installation support and reliability improvement projects for a wide range of industrial businesses.
Terry is an enthusiastic and effective communicator, having delivered many public and private reliability training courses in Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand and South Africa.