HI Robb, I am Brenda McLuskie with Union County Public Works in Monroe NC, Please feel free to contact me. We have been implementing Lucity and will be going live with the work orders in about a month. Are you currently on Lucity or looking to move to an asset management software?
I am looking for contacts of Lucity users with practical experience in building and managing projects built from capital renewal plans.
At the Region of Waterloo, the Facilities Management team is hoping we can do our capital renewal long term planning using our assets condition and life remaining, among other attributes, to determine the assets required for each budget year's work and build the projects from those assets within Lucity.
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Hi Robb, We are interested in using the project management module as well and would also be interested in what you may find out. Looking for some guidance in this for our Facilities Maintenance group also.
Thanks for contacting me, Brenda. (I did respond with the following via email, but I thought I'd post this as well).
We are in the middle of a corporate-wide implementation of Lucity as our one main Work Management System. Seven service areas are involved, with Transportation and Water Services being the first two to be implemented regarding work order management.
I represent our Facilities Management as well as supporting Corporate Fleet (our division is Facilities & Fleet Management).
We have been working through a gap analysis of Lucity for both what our expectations really were when we wrote the RFP to select Lucity; and for additional issues that have arisen since we attained Lucity.
Facilities management will be the third service area in line for attention to implement Lucity of our needs. One of our key concerns is to be able to do our capital renewal planning in Lucity and build the projects based on the priorities established for the assets requiring replacement or repairs.
While the first service areas are moving ahead, I’ve been asked to focus on what Lucity can do for our project management needs; (we have a work order tool we use now so it is not urgent to get our WMS needs met).
I was reaching out to any of the Lucity users as to what they have worked out the functionalities to perform project management and portfolio management using Lucity. (I see Lisa is interested too).
I will also add that I reached out to Don Pinkston a few weeks ago seeking this same type of information. He has been very key in identifying another Lucity user doing something that I'm interested in as well and in putting the two of us together to facilitate the sharing of information. I know he's doing a lot of travelling over the summer months so I am patiently waiting on his return. I'm not sure we are looking to use that module in the same way but in starting from scratch it's a little intimidating! We are using many of the other modules within Lucity and this will be one of the final pieces I'm trying to put into place.
I thought I would attach this graphic of the high level concept I'm thinking of how the process might look. It includes the Lucity project management work flow graphic, which is still a mystery just yet.
I would be happy to explain that graphic to you. It isn't showing a work flow so much as it is showing how the various project management modules are linked together.
Thanks, Jonathan. I'm clear about the graphic. We are not using Lucity yet (still in corporate-wide implementation stage) so using the tool in the manner the graphic describes is still theoretical for us, and that's the mystery. Once we get hands-on activities happening, I'll explore this in-depth.