Author Archives : Richard Foster

January 30, 2020

First of Dr. Deming’s 14 Points for Management

Applied to Maximo and Asset Management

January 22, 2020

Asset Management Solution (AMS)

July 19, 2019

IBM Maximo Survey – Utilization in the Workplace

These questions are intended to develop a better picture of successes and issues experienced by companies related to the implementation of Maximo. We’ve asked similar questions previously across multiple platforms and informally during numerous implementations and training events. Our intention is to use this information to better understand the needs…

June 13, 2019

Creating and Maintaining Value Lists

I have mentioned previously that I would share interesting solutions as I encounter them. The current issue involved creating a new Table domain to select specific values in a field. Not uncommon but, for some reason, I had forgotten the step with the Lookup Map (and the ability to update…

February 18, 2019

Effective Maximo Training, and Beyond

The above image reflects the learning taxonomy introduced by Dr. Benjamin Bloom in 19563. It reflects a hierarchy of learning with Remembering being at the bottom and Creating at the top. With Remembering, an individual is able to recall or remember concepts. At the top of the hierarchy, learning and…

January 2, 2019

The Difference between Can and Should. Another Case for Out of the Box Implementations.

        Simplifying the Hectic World of HPC By Gabor Samu Quite a few Maximo implementations end up being re-implemented. In fact, there are more than a few Maximo houses that start over upon a new product release rather than continuing to patch an existing implementation. No doubt,…

October 8, 2018

Continuous Improvement

  Of course, there are many other areas that can be impacted by the continuous improvement philosophy. Results of work may lead to updates of failure information for more accurate and detailed failure analysis. The information can be used to inform asset management practices. Is the company constantly working on…

July 13, 2018

Why A&A?

May 17, 2018

Document, Document, and Document Again

Are you one of those people that just loves to document everything? If so, my hats off to you. Most of us have to push ourselves to fully document in detail. Perhaps you’ve experienced the Nightmares of following others who didn’t document well.   In a recent major Maximo implementation,…

March 29, 2018

Change Management and Large Scale Implementations