Last time I wrote about preventing problems before they occur. Preventative (or Proactive) CAD Management involves the concept of setting up processes and guidelines in order to prevent things from going wrong.
Reactive management just responds to problems as they come up. This is part of the job, but can often settle you into the rut of responsiveness. Responding to, but not avoiding problems.
Just like changing the oil in your car is a preventative measure, there are some things you can put into place to avoid having troubles later on.
So what steps might you take to set up some preventative measures? Some of them are obvious, some are not. Some of these have links to my web site because I have covered them before.
Here are a few:
- A solid CAD Standard  that is reviewed on a regular basis.
- A list of approved software tools.
- Do a mid year checkup  on yourself
- Set up teams to help you manage
- Narrow your focus 
- Create a Technology Plan  or refresh the one you have
- Blend you standard into your software through custom content and tools
- Create templates for all your file types
- Organize your server and all your data and support files
Do you have any more ideas? Leave me a comment.