Maximo Blog

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

  A&A takes a very procedural approach to implementing Maximo systems including consulting with our clients on processes involved in implementations of Maximo and Asset Management programs. Continuous process improvement and employee involvement initiatives are two process oriented focuses for A&A. In this article, we’ll focus on continuous process improvement…

July 13, 2018

Why A&A?

Maximo Implementations     There are a sizable number of consultants operating in the Maximo space, including IBM. Among these consultants, there’s a wide variety in terms of knowledge and approach to implementing Maximo. This is key. Does the consulting firm match with your environment? Do they have your best…

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

  How much time was spent on Change Management as part of your last software implementation? In a previous post, several facets involved in a Maximo Implementation that can impact the success of that implementation were reviewed. For this post, we’ll focus on the specific topic of Change Management.  …

February 22, 2018

Maximo Training (Effective Maximo Learning?)

  According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, Training is “a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for an art, profession, or job”. Learning involves “the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something”. The goal is for training…

February 13, 2018

Top 10 List for a Successful Maximo Implementation

You probably have your own list of top items to address when implementing a major enterprise resource planning (ERP) project such as Maximo. But, depending on a person’s role in an organization, the perspective of what is necessary for a successful implementation is likely to change. For example, an implementer…