Strategic Plan 2021-2024
PODS Association Strategic Plan was approved by the PODS Board of Directors in
June 2021. A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) assessment
provided guidance and direction for many of the tactics needed to achieve PODS
GOALS and OUTCOMES
Goal 1 –
Establish a single logical data model capable of generating multiple
physical data models that are vendor-neutral and tested in accordance with
PODS Testing plan. The result is a well-documented pipeline data model that
meets current and future pipeline industry needs.
PODS Pipeline Data Model utilizes best practices in data standards and database
design, offering Association members a well-defined data model that can be
extended. PODS implementation resources enable utilization of the PODS Pipeline
Data Model in a variety of GIS and relational database formats.
Goal 2 –
Provide robust communications to member organizations and
stakeholders to advance understanding.
PODS members are informed through communications provided in newsletters,
social media, webinars, and conferences.
Goal 3 –
Offer clear and complete standards implementation guidance and
PODS training services education on PODS fundamentals (PODS orientation vs
PODS provides clear guidelines, instructions, and resources enabling efficient
and consistent implementation of the Data Model and modular extensions.
PODS training using a variety of media including live webinars and recordings.
Technical topics, as determined by Training Committee
Goal 4 –
Retain, sustain and grow membership based upon solid value
proposition to member organizations. Successfully engage members as
volunteers for PODS committees.
PODS Association membership is increased, amongst both operators and service
providers, expanding in North American and reaching new global sectors.
Data on PODS members is improved, creating a better understanding of PODS data
PODS maintains a list of potential volunteers and engages according to PODS needs.