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ASTM International Officers Training Workshop September 2012 Pat Picariello, Director, Developmental Operations 1 Strategic Planning & New Activity Development.

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1 ASTM International Officers Training Workshop September 2012 Pat Picariello, Director, Developmental Operations 1 Strategic Planning & New Activity Development

2 Strategic Planning Strategic Planning is one of the most significant components of a healthy committee because it Reinforces the assets and attributes of the committee making it stronger Provides direction and focus Moves actions toward a desired result Maximizes potential 2

3 The Strategic Planning Process Survey current status Identify future directions and needs Define goals and priorities Develop implementation plan Achieving success Measuring progress Re-assessing status 3

4 Survey Current Status Committee Overview Standards Development Profile Use of Standards in Marketplace Accessories Strengths/Weaknesses Participation vs Players International Considerations 4

5 ID Future Direction & Needs New Activities Emerging Trends Ask the Customer Research Program Focus Think Beyond Standards 5

6 Define Goals & Priorities Goal must include concise statement of purpose, time schedule, and some measurement indicator Set priorities based on need and resources BE REALISTIC 6

7 Develop Implementation Plan Ensure plan will take you toward goal Need buy-in from all affected Plan needs to be understandable and realistic Divide plan into major milestones 7

8 Strategic Planning cant stop With the Plan Biggest problem with strategic planning is losing momentum with implementation The hard truth is that the best plan is the one that actually gets implemented 8

9 Achieving SUCCESS Simple and clear Use target dates Must have accountability Regularly review progress 9

10 Measuring Progress Return to implementation plan Hold people accountable to assignments Execute corrective action and adjust schedules Reward accomplishments 10

11 Incorporating Planning into Committee Structure Force planning as a priority Function of Executive Subcommittee or Ad Hoc Group Regular communication with committee members Need to know the pulse of the industry – solicit external input if needed Use staff resources 11

12 New Activity Development Critical to continued relevance of the committee/subcommittee through the generation of: New Content New Membership New Ideas 12

13 Initiation of New Activities Members/Technical Committee Government Agency Trade Association Professional Society Manufacturer Individual 13

14 Potential Areas for Activity New Technology & Products Marketplace Issues Regulatory Issues Topics of Controversy Research Sources International Considerations 14

15 New Activity Proposal What factors are driving the request? What is the expected benefit & use of the product? Is time a factor? What expertise is required? What organizations & trade publications are relevant to the activity? 15

16 Development Process Identification of Industry Needs & Use Search for Existing Activities Analyze Interest Evaluate Viability Match ASTM Capabilities with Industry Objectives 16

17 New Standards Development Activity Strategic Planning Identification of Expertise, Leadership, & Related Organizations Hold Appropriate Meetings Networking Follow-up Publicity & Membership Promotion Project Funding & Research Needs (if necessary) Identification of Other ASTM Products ASK QUESTIONS 17

18 New Activity = New Approach SDO as Service Provider: Competition Model Identify Need & Usage Establish Goals Tangible vs. Theoretical Identify Tools to Accelerate Development of Information Establish Timeline for Completion 18

19 Conclusion There are different ways to accomplish a goal Dont underestimate actual requirements Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility 19

20 Questions? 20 Pat Picariello ASTM Website


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