SOAR Helps with 3-5 Year Plan

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Plan for the Future

April 24, 2017

On April 24th, members of the SOAR staff traveled to Montezuma Castle National Monument (MOCA) to meet with the park management team to start the initial process for the their 3-5 Year Plan. Since MOCA and Tuzigoot National Monument (TUZI) are managed jointly, the goal of the 3-5 year planning session is to help these two parks look strategically at their maintenance needs and build sound projects that truly represent park priorities.

In preparation for the meeting, we spent time going through the park assets and projects, ensuring complete and current data, as well as, closing old and completed projects. After the clean up process, we ran reports from the Asset Management Reporting System (AMRS), to include a detailed list of the locations at both park units along with a list of current, open projects.

During two days of meetings, the SOAR staff and MOCA/TUZI management team went through each park location, agreeing on and choosing maintenance actions necessary to each, ex: exterior/interior painting, surface treatment of roads, etc. Once this was complete, we then bundled similar actions together and gave them a priority along with the appropriate fund source. We will meet again on May 22nd to finalize this process.

Once this initial planning is completed, the SOAR staff will then go through the workbook, searching the Facility Management Software System (FMSS), Project Scoping Tool (PST) and Project Management Information System (PMIS), to see if there are current projects and matching them with the maintenance actions in the workbook. Once that's done, any maintenance action that does not have a corresponding project, will have projects created. This will consist of generating work orders,creating cost estimates, bundling them in the PST, thereby getting them ready for park staff to import into the PMIS. This will result in the parks having strategically- planned projects ready to import in PMIS for the upcoming Service-wide Comprehensive Call (SCC) and future calls.

Last updated: May 11, 2017