Dynegy will be hosting the next TexMug (Texas Maximo Users Group) meeting in Houston, TX on May 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Chase Towers: Our meeting will be hosted by Dynegy, and will be held at the Chase Center at 600 Travis Street, in downtown Houston, Texas. 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
NOTE: Parking is $25 at the Chase Center. We recommend finding a lot and walking in, and/or carpooling.

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


IBM Maximo Scheduler, 
Vikul Banta, Product Manager, Maximo Scheduler,
 Lori Pilgrim, Sr. Software Technical Professional, IBM

Planning and Executing a Successful Maximo Conversion Using Lean Thinking
Rob Crotty, Sr. Manager Materials and Inventory, Luminant Energy

Upgrading to Maximo 7.5, 
Tom Lawson, Director, Asset Systems, Dynegy

Microsoft SSRS Reporting from Maximo 
Sharad Kumar, DBA, PAE Inc, Johnson Space Center

Enhanced Work Order Management
Dustin Ford, OXY Permian EOR Integrated Systems Solutions
Johnny Vargas, OXY Permian EOR Integrated Systems Solutions


SOLD OUT: THURSDAY, Gulruth Center: The second day of training, provided free of charge to end users by Ontracks Consulting, will be at the JSC Gulruth Center, on Space Center Boulevard, May 22, 2014. Parking is free

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

Courtyard by Marriott Houston NASA/Clear Lake 18100 Saturn Ln Houston, TX, 77058

  • Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) one day express training.

We encourage you to attend both, but welcome you if you can only attend one event.

Register today: https://texmug-s14.eventbrite.com

The next TexMUG will be held November 14, 2013 in Houston at Calpine from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Don’t forget to register today!


Welcome – Message from Chairman Tu Tran – Chairman, TexMUG
TexMUG updates / Attendee Introductions  Scott Schilling – TexMUG Director
End user perspective on tracking of Capital assets, Inventory, Purchases and Tracking spend using Maximo   Presenter – Conor Farrell / Calpine
Networking Break 
Fall Arrest System project Presenter – Allen Buford – Johnson Space Center
Networking Break
Capital Project Management with Maximo Presenter – Russ Anderton
Maximo Licensing Presenter – Jason Luke – Kinder Morgan
Lunch: Thank you to our Sponsors:
DataSplice |  Solufy | Cohesive Information Systems
Open Forum Subjects in Maximo by Maximo Experts Lead by – Tu Tran / Sridhar Makkapati / Graham Drinkwater / Russ Anderton 
 Planning Ahead / Close Tu Tran Chairman / Scott Schilling TexMug Director
Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:Calpine Corporation
                 717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1000
                  Houston TX. (10th Floor)

The April 16th 2013 meeting of the Texas Maximo Users Group (TexMUG) was held April 16, at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

You must be logged into the website to view the presentations. See Member Log in on the right hand side.->

If you have not registered, you may do so here: http://maximousers.org/user/register

Presentations from the meeting can be found here:


We were treated to a tour of JSC.

There were also many great presentations. Thanks to everyone who helped make this meeting a success!


The next TexMUG will be held April 16 at the Gilruth Center’s Lone Star Room, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Register today: http://texmugapr2013.eventbrite.com

Our sponsors are also offering a standard NASA tram tour of the Johnson Space Center following the meeting.  Please let us know if you’ll be able to join us!

 Continental Breakfast,
TexMUG Objective and
Attendee Introductions

Tu Tran – TexMUG Chairperson
Scott Schilling – TexMUG Director
Joe Hayes and Scott Guzman – Facility Host
8:00 a.m. –  8:15 a.m.
Tu Tran and
 Sridhar Makkapati 
Effectively Maintaining Rotating Assets
(Turbine Blade Management)
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Allen Buford 
Using Maximo to Present Maintenance Data for SCADA System Alarm Management
9:15 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
George Gutierrez
Pasadena Refining 
Learning Maximo from the bottom up (?)
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Corey King
Air Liquide
The big upgrade: Maximo 4x to 7.1
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Rob Crotty
Optimizing Inventory Using
Asset and Inventory Data
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Working Lunch
Thank you to our Sponsors:
DataSplice |  Actuate  |  Banetti | Solufy
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 IBM Cloud Computing   – Scott Dickerson.
Wayde Prejean
Kinder Morgan
Maximo Assets: Beyond the Basics
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Planning Ahead and Close
Tu Tran – TexMUG Chairman
Scott Schilling – TexMug Director
Joe Hayes – Facility Host
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
NASA Tram Tour
Johnson Space Center
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Register today: http://texmugapr2013.eventbrite.com

Thank you to our sponsors for breakfast, lunch and the tram tour:  DataSpliceSolufy, Banetti and Actuate 

TexMug (Texas Maximo Users Group), held its meeting in Houston, TX October 18, 2012 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Our meeting was hosted by Calpine,  at the Chase Center at 600 Travis Street,  in Houston, Texas.

Presentations are available in the forums. You must be logged in to view

1 – Developing an Effective Mobile Strategy – Tu Tran / Calpine
2 – Maximo for Reporting – Stan Smith / IBM
3 – Importance of Training in Maximo Upgrades – Sue Brashar / Lower Colorado River Authority 
A – Scheduling and Labor Management – Moderator: Richard Almendarez / Solufy
B – Work Planning – Moderator: Matt Midas / Genesis Solutions
C – RCM -Moderator: Lance Morris / Cohesive Information Solutions 
D – Maximo Upgrades – Moderator: Matt Boehne / Banetti

Thank you to our sponsors: DataSplice :: Banetti :: Actuate :: Solufy

The Spring Texas Maximo User Group was held at Calpine Corporation at their Houston Headquarters on May 17, at 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Introduction Tu Tran – Chairman, TexMUG 8:00 a.m. –  8:15 a.m.
TexMUG Objective / Attendee Introductions  Scott Schilling – TexMUG Coordinator 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
IBM Presentation – New features in Maximo 7.5 Presenter;
Ed Warnick & Rod Mosley, IBM
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m
Sponsor Introductions / Break 9:30 a.m. – 9:45  a.m.
Turbine Blade
Asset Management Project
Tu Tran, Calpine Corporation
9:45 a.m – 10:45 a.m.
Break 10:45 a.m- 11:00 a.m.
IBM Liniear Assets Presenter:
Presenter Ed Warnick / Rod Mosley, IBM
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch Thank you to our Sponsors:
DataSplice | Worktech | Banetti | Solufy
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Round Table Subject 1A
Scheduling & Labor Management
Discussion Group Leaders:
Gerry Lamarche – Solufy
Tom Frederick – WorkTech 
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Round Table Subject 1B
Mobile Computing
Discussion Group Leaders:
Tu Tran / Ed Banos – Calpine
Round Table Subject 2A
IT -Upgrades / Issues / Lessons learned
Discussion Group Leader:
Raj Srinivasan – Advanced Technologies
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m
Round Table Subject 2B
Health Safety and Environment
Discussion Group Leader:
Ray Miciek – Aquitas Solutions
 Planning Ahead / Close Tu Tran Chairman
Scott Schilling TexMug Coordinator
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Calpine Corporation
717 Texas Avenue., Suite 1000
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77002




TexMug (Texas Maximo Users Group) held its inaugural meeting on October 20, 2011 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, and was hosted by Calpine Corporation, 717 Texas Avenue., Suite 1000 (10th floor), Houston, TX 77002. 

Thank you for a great meeting!  Our next meeting is scheduled for Houston in April 2012

This user driven group is dedicated to helping IBM Maximo users get the most out of their installations, as well as provide a forum for users to share tips, ask questions,  submit success stories and other educational topics. While we do have sponsors to defray costs, all presentations are provided by end users, or actual IBM representatives.

Topic Presenter
Change Management with Maximo 7.5 and Rules Manager: CSC
Maximo Upgrade 6-7 Lessons Learned Calpine
Procure to Pay Process  Spectra Energy
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