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SSG 4: Strategic Planning

SSG 4 provides guidance on the Strategic Planning process. Strategic Planning is the process an organization uses to undertake strategic asset management planning, to establish asset management objectives, and develop the asset management strategy. It includes how the organization is to address the outputs from demand analysis; the processes for determining enhancement, long-term renewal, and maintenance work volumes; and the associated risks and costs to meet the asset management objectives. Both asset portfolio planning and asset management system planning are usually undertaken as part of the overall organizational strategic planning.

The main focus of this SSG is to describe the strategic planning process itself, its key considerations, and key steps, recognizing that this will vary depending on organizational size and/or sector. This document also provides an overview of a 'typical' SAMP an output of the Strategic Planning process as well as referring to other relevant IAM and ISO documents that may help the reader.


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