The next meeting of the Texas Maximo User Group will be on November 15, 2018.


We are looking for presentations. This is your Maximo User Group. What stories do you have to share with each other? Here are some story ideas:

  • What did you learn along the way of implementing a new project?
  • What project did you recently implement that went very well?
  • What are ten tricks or tips you’ve learned working with Maximo, or with any applications for Maximo?

Submit Your Ideas to Scott Schilling.

When: November 15, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Travis Auditorium
Chase Tower
601 Travis
Houston, Texas 77002

Cost: Free for end users and prospective users

Topics: TBA


Sponsors: BPD Zenith, DataSplice, Solufy, Cohesive Solutions


May 23, 2018, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT


Trinity River Authority
616 Six Flags Drive

Building: Centerpoint Two
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Arlington, TX 76005-5888



Presentation: Maximo upgrade to 7.6
An update on work in progress for Calpine’s update to Maximo 7.6. Lessons learned
Sridhar Makkapati – Calpine Director, Information Services and Technology

Presentation: Aligning Maximo priority codes, work types, and statuses to better feed Business goals and objectives.
Trinity River Authority

Discussion Group: Capturing Metrics to Drive Change in Maximo
This is a good opportunity for users to talk about what’s important to them, and how they’re using Metrics. If you’re not capturing Metrics currently, this could be your opportunity for a capture plan in the future based on this group discussion.
Group Leader – Richard Almendarez

Discussion Group: Project Management: The Basics and Best Practices
Group Leader – Craig Bowser

Discussion Group: Maximo Licensing – What you need to know about the various Maximo licenses.
Group Leader – Russ Anderton

Presentation: Implementation of a mobile cycle count program and how important hardware plays into a successful implementation.
Trinity River Authority

This meeting, hosted by TRA, is free of charge to associated Maximo users. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by our sponsors.

Sponsors: DataSplice, Solufy, Cohesive Solutions, Starboard Consulting and BPD Zenith

The Fall 2017 Texas Maximo Users Group Meeting will be hosted by the Trinity River has been postponed, due to the conditions and on going relief efforts around the state.

New dates will be posted for our Spring 2018 meeting

Sponsors: DataSplice, Solufy, Cohesive

The Texas Maximo Users Group, or TexMUG, holds meetings twice a year, rotating between different areas of the state.

Its primary function is promoting best practices and education for users of IBM’s MAXIMO Asset Management Systems. Meetings are free of charge to end users, and we promote the sharing of Maximo resources, tips, and use cases among fellow end users.

Slides are made available after the meeting in the TexMUG forums section. You must be logged in to see the links.

The Spring 2017 Texas Maximo Users Group Meeting was hosted by the Lower Colorado River Authority in AUSTIN.

Where: Lower Colorado River Authority Service Center
3505 Montopolis Drive, Building A conference room
Austin, Texas 78744

May 23rd, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Current Agenda:

Presentation by LCRA
User Acceptance Experience
Changing training needs based on new tech savvy work force
LCRA provides many vital services to Texans, including delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, providing public recreation areas, and supporting community development

Presentation by Targa Resources
Standardizing the Maximo Work Management Process Across a Fleet
Outlining some of the necessary steps taken to make this happen.

Targa is a leading provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America

Presentation / Discussion Group:
Maximo Start Centers – A Users Perspective
Lead by Denton Creek Wastewater Systems. 
Denton Creek’s use of the Start Center as users with a look at how the Start Center can be edited to enhance the users experience.
This state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, located on a 48-acre tract of land north of Roanoke, first began treating wastewater flows in May 1990.  The Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System uses ultraviolet high-intensity light to disinfect wastewater flows and was one of the first wastewater treatment plants in Texas to use this process

Presentation / Discussion Group
Maximo Condition Monitoring & Tableau Visualization Integration
 Discussing how LCRA have begun revamping their condition monitoring program to align with their recently revised maintenance standards. Then taking the historical data and visualizing it within Tableau to help make more effective maintenance practices and the eventual ability to help  predict failures.

Maximo Scheduler and Scheduler Plus Overview –

Sponsors: DataSplice, Solufy, Cohesive, CamCode and Maxgrip


Calpine will be hosting the next TexMug (Texas Maximo Users Group) meeting in Houston, TX.

Date:November 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Where: 601 Travis (Travis Auditorium)

Introduction Tu Tran – TexMUG Chairman
Scott Schilling –  TexMUG Director
Maximo Integrations Framework-A look into Calpine’s MIF
Sridhar Makkapati – Calpine
Configuration and Use of Work Types in Work Orders for Safety Incident Tracking and Reporting As Utilized at Johnson Space Center
Allen Buford – Johnson Space Center
Managing Compliance in Maximo
Wayde J. Prejean – Kinder Morgan Inc.
Maximo Jeopardy-Discussion Group activity
Compete against your Maximo peers while learning tips and tricks about Maximo and Maximo concepts-Discussion Group activity
Leverage Automation Data to Drive Asset Improvement
James Seeber – IBM
Closing remarks Tu Tran – TexMUG Chairman
Scott Schilling – TexMUG Director
NOTE: There is a fee for parking at this building.

Sponsors: Cohesive SolutionsSolufy Information SystemsDataSplice

The Spring 2016 Texas Maximo Users Group Meeting was hosted by the Lower Colorado River Authority in AUSTIN.

Where: Lower Colorado River Authority Service Center
              3505 Montopolis Drive, Building A conference room
              Austin, Texas 78744

When:   Wednesday, January 27, 2016


  • Maximo 7.6 Simulator and Maximo Training Update with Bid Data University: Rick White – IBM
  • Leveraging Maximo Locations, Assets and Specification Templates to Fit Your Needs: Sue Brashar – LCRA 
  • Leveraging Maximo Cost Management Application for Budget and Forecasting:  Pat Larmour, Calpine
  • LUNCH & Maximo 7.6 Training Simulation System available during Lunch (IBM)
  • City of AustinÂ’s Asset and Work Management System: Amy Johnson and Brad Tatum, City of Austin
  • Discussion Workshop: Analyzing all of that Asset Related Data and Work Types
Slide: (NOTE you must be logged in to see the links)
Sponsors: Cohesive Solutions, Solufy and DataSplice

When: May 20, 2015
Venue: Calpine Corporate Headquarters
Address: 717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas

Calpine hosted the TexMug (Texas Maximo Users Group) meeting in Houston, TX on May 20, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Calpine Corporate Headquarters, 717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1000 in Downtown Houston, Texas.

NOTE: There is a fee for parking at this building.

Meeting Agenda Topics:

  • Johnson Space Center Facility Scheduling
  • Implementation of the Maximo Safety Application 
  • Using Maximo as an External Data Source
  • Predictive Maintenance and Quality with Maximo
  • Asset Management Workshop
  • Ask the Experienced (Open Forum Maximo Q&A)

While we do not have an official hotel for out of town guests, the following locations are within walking distance:

Club Quarters, 720 Fannin Street Houston, TX, 77002
The Lancaster Hotel 701 Texas St Houston, TX, 77002


Sponsors: Cohesive Solutions, Solufy Information Systems, DataSplice

Presentation slides are now available:
You must be logged in to see the list.

When: October 23, 2014

Venue: Luminant Power Central Operations Facility
Address: 200 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75039

This meeting, hosted by Luminant Power, is free of charge to associated Maximo users. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by our sponsors. 

Currently Planned:

  • Luminant: Inventory Optimization with Maximo Part II: Results of using Maximo to enable optimizing spare parts and outage consumables. Rob Crotty, Sr. Manager Materials and Inventory
  • Maximo Health,Safety, Enviromental (HSE) Discussion Workshop: Using Maximo HSE to operationalize Environmental Health & Safety programs
  • Energy Future Holdings: Supply Chain Online Catalogs Usage through Maximo: Clayton Thomas
  • Calpine Energy: Benefits of storing CTG operational attributes in Maximo and opportunities for lifecycle predictive analytics; Ziad Katrib – Calpine
  • Planning & Scheduling Discussion Workshop
  • IBM: Understanding Maximo Licensing. Andrew J Petersman
  • Luminant: Leveraging the Maximo Architecture to Manage Change and Data Integrity
  • Panel: Ask the Maximo Experts. Panel Members – Sridhar Makkapati / Ed Morris / Richard Almendarez 



Sponsors: DataSplice, Cohesive Information Solutions, and Solufy

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