Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management

  • Course level: Intermediate

About Course

This course provides an overview and insight into the "Uptime Pyramid of Excellence" - a framework designed to help companies achieve high performance from their physical assets. Based on the book, "Uptime" 3rd edition by James Reyes-Picknell and John Campbell


Picture of book coverThis course provides an overview and insight into the “Uptime Pyramid of Excellence” – a framework designed to help companies achieve high performance from their physical assets. It is based on the book, “Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management”, 3rd edition, 2015, by John Campbell (d) and James Reyes-Picknell. James presents this series of 13 lessons, one for each of the book’s chapters.

The total duration of recorded lessons is 6 hours 55 minutes with another 4 hours 5 minutes of allowed time for quizzes (11 hours total). There is one quiz per lesson, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in duration, and a total of 13 lessons.

Earns student 1.5 CEUs upon successful completion.


What Will I Learn?

  • Students will understand the importance of having an improvement strategy and all of its major components before attempting maintenance improvements.
  • Understand various technologies, techniques, processes, and methods involved in achieving high performance in maintenance.
  • Gain a general overview of the Uptime Model with sufficient detail to initiate an improvement program.

Topics for this course

13 Lessons15h


Lesson 1 Quiz
Lesson 2 – Teamwork and People00:24:49
Lesson 2 Quiz


Choosing Excellence

Asset Management

The Journey

Capstone Assignment

About the instructors

James Reyes-Picknell is the author of "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" (2015), “Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered” (2017), and “Paying Your Way” (2020). He is a Mechanical Engineer (University of Toronto 1977) with over 43 years working in Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. James is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. His experience spans a wide range of industries, mostly in the private sector, many in natural resources, all dependent on physical assets for their success. James’ career includes naval service (Canada), petrochemicals, aerospace, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, gas and electric utilities, project management, software implementation, management consulting and training delivery. James is a professional engineer (PEng), certified management consultant (CMC), maintenance management professional (MMP), certified asset management assessor (CAMA) and certified blockchain professional (CBPro). He is the 2016 recipient of Canada’s prestigious Serio Guy Award for outstanding contributions to the profession.
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7 Courses

32 students


Material Includes

  • Video class instruction online for 13 lessons.
  • Approx 30 - 40 mins each lesson
  • Quiz at end of each lesson.
  • Course slides in PDF format for students.
  • Various attachments relevant to specific lessons.
  • Contributes to certificate of completion and CEUs for training.


  • Students should have access to a copy of, "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" 3rd edition - available online. It can be purchased from the publisher (link on the consciousasset.com website) or from major online book sellers.

Target Audience

  • General managers and managers of maintenance in any organization that relies on physical assets to produce a product or deliver a service reliably.