The GAME - Great Asset Management Experience: How to determine the right maintenance strategy for your business

Maintenance Management

The GAME is an interactive business game for Maintenance & Asset Management professionals. In The GAME, different Technical Services play against each other with the aim of creating maximum economic value for a fictitious pharmaceutical company.

Participants learn in a playful manner how the performance of the Maintenance & Asset Management organisation can be managed by using Key Performance Indicators, benchmark data and best practices such as RCM, TPM and RBI. The GAME stands for The Great Asset Management Experience and is characterised as follows:

  • Competitive business game with 4-8 teams
  • 5 rounds with different assignments
  • Real time benchmark reports and value calculations
  • Various theory blocks based on VDMXL methodology
  • Case presentations to support the theory blocks
  • VDMXL Award for the team that created the most economic value
  • Intensive learning experience with high fun factor

The GAME has been played all over the world and is also very suitable as a change instrument in large change projects.

Participants of the Maintenance and Asset Management Training Cycle also take part in The GAME. For these future maintenance managers, it is the first session in a series of 25, in which they get a complete overview of all important topics in the field of maintenance and asset management. More information about this training cycle. 

Learning objectives

  • Choose the most appropriate maintenance strategy
  • Calculating the dominant value drivers in maintenance
  • Know the value of Reliability Engineering & Gatekeeping
  • Estimate the effect of your maintenance decisions on the KPI's & business cash flows
  • Read and interpret benchmark charts
  • Select best practices in maintenance to improve in the most efficient way


  • 08h00 Welcome with coffee
  • 08:15 Welcome
  • 08:30 Start: game explanation and introduction round 1
  • 09:45 Breakout round 1
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 First case presentation, scores round 1, scenario explanation round 2
  • 11:15 Breakout round 2
  • 12:00 Sandwich lunch
  • 13:00 Second case presentation, scores round 2, scenario explanation round 3
  • 13:30 Breakout round 3
  • 14:15 Break
  • 14:30 Third case presentation, scores round 3, scenario explanation round 4
  • 15:00 Breakout round 4
  • 16h00 Final presentation
  • 16:15 Closure & Award ceremony
  • 17h00 Networking drink

Composition of the teams

  • Either you come with a full team of 5 to 8 colleagues, allowing different people in your maintenance organisation to gain the same valuable strategic insights.
  • or you work together with maintenance professionals from other companies, resulting in a very interesting cross-fertilisation within a group.

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