PW1: Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] Category I Workshop

Jeff Shiver, People & Processes


The course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain a solid understanding of reliability improvement and condition-based maintenance. You will understand why you should improve reliability, what is involved in implementing a program, and what all the roadblocks will be.  You will have a clear understanding of the strategies, philosophies, and terminology associated with the very important process of improving reliability and performance. The course is perfect for managers, engineers, maintenance & operations managers, and condition monitoring leaders.

With the first six videos taken online (required only if you wish to take the exam), and a day-and-a-half of workshop presentations, the workshop will cover the following:

  1. A big picture overview
  2. The benefits of reliability improvement
  3. How to assess the benefits for your organization
  4. How to develop a reliability culture
  5. Selling the program to senior management
  6. Developing the program strategy
  7. Understanding failure and failure modes
  8. Defect elimination
  9. Developing an asset reliability strategy
  10. Work management (planning and scheduling)
  11. Spares and material management
  12. Precision and proactive maintenance
  13. Condition monitoring
  14. How to break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom
  15. Continuous improvement
  16. A summary of the implementation strategy

Jeff Shiver, the founder of People and Processes, will be the presenter, and he will use his 25+ years of experience to make the course informative, interesting, and understandable.

If you complete the videos and workshop lessons you will be eligible to take the two-hour, 60-question, multiple-choice ARP-I exam on Tuesday night.


Jeff Shiver CMRP, CPMM, Certified RCM2 & RCM3 Practitioner
Jeff Shiver guides people and organizations to success in the Reliability Best Practices. Working together in partnership, we move beyond the status quo in culture, business results, and most importantly, people.
Jeff has over 25 years of practitioner experience. Within Mars North America, he worked at four plant locations and held two corporate roles. Job functions included Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations management. Before Mars, he held contract engineering positions at Proctor and Gamble, and IBM.
Founding People and Processes, Inc. in 2006, Jeff is a trusted advisor for the Maintenance and Reliability community. He is a conference speaker, thought leader, published in domestic and international trade journals, and co-author of “Kitting in Maintenance.” He is also the Membership Services Director for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).