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43 HOW IT WORKS IPWEA NAMS.PLUS2 Maturity Model ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME 2012 > ONGOING HOW IT WORKS KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 1 ASSESS AGAINST 11 KEY ELEMENTS There are 11 elements of asset and nancial management based on the national frameworks. Each element has a number of questions, or statements, for which the assessor determines an answer as either not started, partially complete or complete. 2 SCORE YOUR PROGRESS The assessor will give an overall opinion on the progress of each element and assign a score out of three for core maturity or ve for advanced maturity. If all of the core elements are complete then a score of three will be awarded. 3 VIEW YOUR MATURITY GRAPHS The Maturity Model produces graphs and reports that give a summary and visual guide for areas to make improvements. The actual improvement items and their priority can be listed to target future e orts. 4 REPORT FINAL ASSESSMENT A report can be produced by the assessor, bringing together all of the areas or achievements and those areas that need improvement. This will highlight the current gaps in asset and nancial management processes that are needed to demonstrate and achieve long-term sustainability. 5 INCORPORATE INTO ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY NAMS.PLUS2 o ers an Asset Management Strategy template. The results of the Maturity Model will slot into the Strategy template, thereby helping the council to clearly demonstrate where it is placed currently, where it is going, and how it intends to get there. 6 TRACK PROGRESS An existing assessment may be visited at any time to update the answers when improvements to processes have been achieved. Existing assessments may be quarantined and new assessments commenced to preserve progress over time. The NAMS.PLUS2 Maturity Assessment uses a series of questions that have been developed around asset and ﬁnancial management maturity competencies. These are linked to the key elements of the national sustainability frameworks adopted by Australian state and federal governments. The questionnaire helps to show what has been done and what needs to be done to achieve ‘core’ and then ‘advanced’ maturity. Visit ipwea.org/NAMSPLUS2 NAMS.PLUS2 MATURITY MODEL Communities rely on council infrastructure services for everyday life, but with the huge range of infrastructure and limited budgets, it can be difficult to determine priorities objectively.
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