If you’ve been in maintenance very long, you’ve seen fads come and go. Maintenance fads generally possess the following characteristics:
- The training is heavy on new buzzwords, making the program appear to be some sort of "new science."
- The program originates with a paper presented by a single company (not an industry group), whose staff established its credentials in fields other than maintenance.
- The program either repackages maintenance knowledge/standards or prescribes a new system detached from existing maintenance standards.