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The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition by Richard Payant, Kathy O. Roper

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Strategic and Annual Planning

Pulse Points

  • Facility programs, the building blocks of planning and budgeting, should be consistent and trackable over time.
  • The work plan is a specific manifestation of the programs in the strategic plan.
  • There should be a facilities business plan to support every company business plan.
  • Facility management functions should be grouped into budget programs, with a manager responsible and accountable for each.
  • Use life-cycle costing for all analysis of projects over $100,000.
  • At least one person in the facility department should be focused on planning.
  • Planning is the facility manager's entree into the business of the company.
  • Prioritization panels, with user participation, can assist the facility manager in aligning ...

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