The Art of Maximo Work Management

This article was originally published in 2018. We still say that Work Management can be a fun and creative experience, and we have updated the article.

The Art of Maximo Work Management – Who says Work Management can’t be a fun and creative experience?

Business drives solutions – some creative and some commonplace. Maximo provides organizations with the tools to build tailored work management processes to suit their business needs. In an era of constant innovation, enabling workers in the field with intuitive applications while remaining agile and adaptive to change are common business drivers. The core fundamentals of work management still apply. First, we must define the right inputs; then, we can build on top of a stable, repeatable, reportable process. Getting ‘back to basics’ in Maximo Work Management means defining key datasets, planning work to fulfill requirements, and providing the workforce with the right tools to execute the job and gather the necessary information to generate accurate data analysis/metrics.

  • Assets

      1. Assets
      2. Locations
      3. Specifications

  • Resources

      1. Labor
      2. Tools
      3. Inventory

  • Planning

    1. Job Plans
    2. Preventative Maintenance
    3. Assignments
    4. Scheduling

  • Work Execution

    1. Audits
    2. Condition Assessments
    3. Investigations
    4. Inspections

Re-engineering processes and ‘living in the renovation’ is a familiar business problem common to Maximo environments. The business constantly expands and changes assets come and go, and planning strategies flex with demand. The beauty of Maximo is that it stays flexible and scalable throughout this process. It allows organizations to start with the basics and add-on functionality as you grow or the demands on the business change.

With the recent release of Maximo Work Centers and Inspections (available in Maximo, Maximo Work Management now takes these basics a step further by providing intuitive Work Execution, Work Supervision, and Business Analysis in a connected mobile adaptive application. Scheduled or on-demand inspections, audits, condition assessments, and investigations are all easily accessed. Data can also be easily entered into customizable forms and applied to Assets, Locations with PMs already configured in Maximo.

With all of this in mind, we invited some of our Greater Toronto Area clients to explore Maximo Work Management Best Practices and Maximo Work Centers and Inspections through a collaborative artwork project. During the event, our guests applied the principles of Work Management to create a Van Gogh-inspired masterpiece. We shared process flow concepts, industry compliance, safety, and inspection requirements, follow-up work triggers, job plan structure, preventative maintenance management, fleet circle checks, GIS integration, Maximo mobile applications, and a whole host of Maximo topics.

Watch the proof that basic principles of work management render creative and impressive results!

Palette Art School and Studio, Concord, Ontario
Videography: Vladimir Kevorkov
Art: “Farms near Auvers”, Vincent van Gogh
Maximo Artists from City of Toronto, City of Waterloo, Oakville Hydro, Region of York, Town of Richmond Hill, and Ontracks Consulting