As our training staff combs through North America teaching folks how to use MP2 CMMS Software I can’t help but notice a pattern of success we are teaching that I feel will benefit folks using any type of CMMS Software.
The advice I have to share is succinctly stated in the title of this post: Take Small CMMS Bites. And that means don’t try to pull off a CMMS project where everything is included at the outset.
In fact, make a small manageable plan, such as scoping out the entry of all PM’s into the CMMS system using your equipment manuals. Identify the equipment, locate the manuals, identify your resources for data entry, THEN cut all that way down again. Instead of entering PM’s for ALL your equipment, just choose 5 pieces of equipment for your first go-round. Take all your air compressors, for example, plus two HVAC units, and enter the PM details as recommended by the manufacturer of each.
The result will be a manageable scope of work whereby you will identify all the hurdles on a smaller scale, find solutions to get past those hurdles, and find your team succeeding at this first…small…bite, before taking the next.