Course detail: Predictive Maintenance Strategy


Condition-based maintenance uses equipment operating condition to make data-driven decisions. In practice, this philosophy can improve your facility and equipment's quality, productivity, and profitability. Unlike industry courses that focus on applying specific predictive technologies, like vibration monitoring or oil analysis, this course focuses on establishing, managing, and sustaining results from a comprehensive condition-based program.

This course considers predictive maintenance as a component of a larger asset maintenance strategy to diagnose, prevent, and postpone failures. You will learn the theory and application of multiple PdM technologies and review critical success factors of results-producing programs. Through group activities and case studies, you will determine which technologies to use and how to set goals and track progress for your program. Then, you will practice how to communicate results to different stakeholders. By the end of the session, you will have outlined what a successful condition-based program can look like at your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the purpose and benefits of condition-based maintenance.
  • Describe how predictive maintenance enables proactive maintenance planning and scheduling.
  • Explain how to use risk mitigation to establish a condition-based maintenance program: Criticality, FMEA, and Failure Modes
  • Make a business case to justify CbM program investment.
  • Summarize benchmarks and trends in the predictive and condition-based maintenance disciplines.
  • Summarize prevalent condition-based technologies in use today
  • Describe the role of Precision Maintenance in a Condition-based Maintenance program
  • Report program results: reliability improvements and financial value.
  • Draft program action plan that incorporates critical success factors in the following areas:
    • Program objectives
    • Application: technology, techniques and equipment
    • Measures
    • Infrastructure and resources
    • Organizational support
  • Explain how applying a combination of maintenance strategies mitigates risk and optimizes your asset maintenance plan

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for maintenance managers, PdM managers, maintenance professionals, continuing education students, and any person responsible for justifying or managing duties related to a condition-based monitoring program.

Certificate Track

Part of the Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification
and the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.


Program Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least four weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

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Course Resources
Predictive Maintenance Strategy Course Description (PDF Document)
Life Cycle Institute Course Schedule 2022-2023 (PDF Document)
Life Cycle Institute Maintenance Management Certification (PDF Document)
Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification (PDF Document)

Available sessions

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