Maximo Implementation Methodology
As a Maximo implementation consultant, Starboard Consulting believes the success of any technology project requires consideration of the people as much as the technology. We approach our projects as your partner, working together with the utility users every step of the way. Project success is accomplished by using our proven, systematic Maximo implementation methodology which has four critical phases that tie the people and technology components together throughout the project: Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver (D4).
Starboard’s D4 Maximo implementation methodology is as much about people as it is about technology. As we build the specific systems you need, we develop the capabilities of all end-users to fully take advantage of the technology. D4 = Results!
Before we make recommendations, we spend time understanding your current situation. We assess your asset management requirements and determine how those requirements relate to your goals. Out of this stage springs definition of work processes, EAM standards, data collection processes and interface requirements, as well as identification of the core oversight and development team.
Once we’ve distilled the information, data and management processes we learned in our discover session, we overlay the opportunities Maximo offers and collaborate with you to determine application requirements and integration channels. This includes Maximo configuration requirements, interface requirements, data structures and data sources. From there we define a plan of action.
In order to avoid disruption within your organization, we set up a staging platform to integrate programs and data into the Maximo platform. We configure Maximo; interlacing processes, user interfaces and data loads; develop workflows and verify with your users the configuration. We then perform end-user acceptance testing.
Once testing is complete, we prepare to launch the new platform. We understand the complexities of data and process integration and stand committed to you throughout this process. We develop the training materials needed for end-user training. We prepare the system documentation, move configurations into production and strategize the start-up. When everything is in place, we’re ready to deliver the implementation and “go-live.”
It is Starboard’s belief that quality control and quality assurance plans are concerned with keeping a project on track, on time, and within budget while providing high-quality deliverables and a final system product that is usable and reliable for the user community. Our project control will begin as soon as the project does and will end only after the project is completed during project close-out. By applying the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) methodology as the core of our project management practices, Starboard ensures that recognized best project management practices and standards are applied to the project ensuring overall project quality.