Functional EAM

Project Planning Process.

DigitalThinker uses the Structured Agile (Hybrid) Project Management Methodology. This is a combination of Waterfall for initial requirements gathering and agile for project execution. It is critical to invest time upfront in the project lifecycle to identify a vision of the final product, understand existing assets and infrastructure, and develop an overall plan.

From years of successful projects with Infor EAM, we have created a methodology framework to help guide you through your implementation. We tie your Infor EAM system to your operating strategy which generates true ROI. Execution of the plan is typically performed in week long sprints, with status and progress checkpoints at the conclusion of each sprint.

Infor EAM Implementations

Initial EAM Implementation plan is split into 4 phases

To determine the scope of the EAM project a core team is assembled and scheduled to attend a one-week hands on training class that focuses on the capabilities and limitations of Infor EAM. The application has a broad range of functionality that compliments and extends the use of EAM. Therefore, it is commonly said that EAM is an application that users grow into rather than out of. During core team training we determine work flows.

​Formally this is called business process review, and some businesses processes are so complex that an additional meeting is required to document all the processes. Most often we can identify and document work flows during core team training.

Following core team training and the planning stage of the project we are ready to produce the planned deliverables. The outcome is a configuration document and work flow diagrams for specific processes.

​Additionally, we apply the configuration, migrate data and develop inboxes, KPIs, Charts and Advanced Reports in a Test or Training environment.

Once the Test or Training environment is deliverable, we perform user acceptance testing. User acceptance testing is scripted so that any findings that require modification can be thoroughly investigated. Once modifications are made, end user training can be performed.

The configuration from the Training environment is moved over to the production environment and go-live can occur. During go-live user training is reinforced and results are evaluated. As the project settles an after-action review is performed to determine effectiveness of project.

Typical Implementation Plan

  • Week 1

    Task #1
    Install Software (Details)

  • Week 2

    Task #2
    Core Team Training (Details)

  • Week 3

    Task #3
    Business Process Review (Details)

  • Week 4

    Task #4
    EAM Configuration of Development Environment (Details)

    Task #5
    Data Migration and Preparation for loading (Details)

  • Week 5

    Task #4
    EAM Configuration of Development Environment (Details)

    Task #5
    Data Migration and Preparation for loading (Details)

    Task #6
    Load data into Development Environment (Details)

  • Week 6

    Task #7
    Pilot testing of EAM functions in Development Environment (Details)

  • Week 7

    Task #8
    Modify Configuration of Development Environment (Details)

    Task #9
    Copy Development Environment into Training Environment (Details)

  • Week 8

    Task #10
    EAM Configuration of Production Environment (Details)

    Task #11
    Load data into Production Environment (Details)

    Task #12
    Train users (Details)

  • Week 9

    Task #13
    Go Live in Production (Details)

  • Week 10

    Task #13
    Go Live in Production (Details)

Get a Solution that is Customized for Your Industry

When you choose DigitalThinker for your Infor EAM Services, you can rest assured that you will get a solution that works with your existing processes. Best of all, you get a faster implementation with predictable outcomes, lower cost, and ongoing innovation with continued development. 
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