To assist South African water utilities in the implementation of asset management, eThekwiniWater and Sanitation, Centre of Expertise and Colibri Advies tailored the management game for the South African market. The game can be used by organisations directly or incorporated in training programmes.
As part of its role out the game was played at Cape Town, Port Elizabeth (photo, enclosed) and Johannesburg.
The asset management game supports organisations in the implementation of infrastructure asset management. It enhances the communication between employees on a wide range of asset management topics. The game provides a rough roadmap for asset management development. It incorporates internationally acknowledged asset management standards and is linked to organisational maturity steps.
The physical board game is played by five players representing various departments of an organisation A game facilitator is added to the five players. The players are confronted with a limited budget and a series of challenges that they have to tackle as an individual player and as a team. The overall performance of the asset management organization is expressed as stakeholder value. The aim of the game is to achieve the highest score as a team and as an individual player. Playing the game takes about 1 ½ - 2 hours.