Famous Facility Managers: “The Lord of the Rings”

October 25, 2013

Don’t Wait Until the Heat of Battle to Assess Your Fortress’s Risks

With Saruman’s army of orcs descending on Helm’s Deep, an accurate facility condition assessment of the fortress could have helped King Theoden prepare for battle. Unfortunately for Theoden, the enemy identified the small culvert that allowed fresh water into the fortress as its weakest point. They then capitalized upon this weakness by placing a large explosive at the base of the wall. Luckily, Gandalf arrived with reinforcements as promised.

Don’t wait until the heat of battle to assess your kingdom; know the condition of your facilities ahead of time so you can identify areas of risk, prioritize projects, and get the budget you need to address problems.

Facility of helmsdeep

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Facility Management Lesson Learned

Whether you face forces of evil or forces of nature, know about your deficiencies before a weakness turns into a major battle.  Learn more about getting a facility condition assessment for your fortress.

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