This phase sets the foundation for the project by refining the scope of work and client business objectives, establishing the technical environment in which MAXIMO will operate, and providing product education for the core project team. The major tasks in this phase are: (1) project organization and core team assembly, (2) technical environment and infrastructure planning, (3) hardware and software installation and tuning, (4) core team product orientation and training, and (5) preparation of a detailed implementation plan.
The objective of this phase is to engender an understanding of your business requirements and to map those requirements to MAXIMO. This involves a review of current business practices, procedures, and information data flows for the functional areas that MAXIMO will impact. Using a technique called Gap Analysis, the implementation team identifies the gaps that exist between your business processes and MAXIMO. The results are used to determine which components of MAXIMO will be tailored to support those gaps.
In a series of workshop settings, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and workflow processes are designed and documented. Once developed, each procedure is mapped to a series of MAXIMO system functions such as work requests, work orders, or purchase orders. The end result is a set of SOPs that serve as detailed instructions for using MAXIMO as well as training guides for end-users.
Based on the results of the first three phases, the core MAXIMO applications are configured and customized to meet your requirements. Activities include but are not limited to screen customization, database reconfiguration, custom application deployment, building data validation rules and lists, enabling system and user defaults, and establishing security parameters. Also included is the development and implementation of operational, management, and metric reports using such tools as Actuate, Crystal Reports, and SQR.