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Get to know your Dynamic Job Plans

First, ask yourself: when it comes to the important task of maintaining high-quality job plan data, does your solution make it convenient, easy, and fast? Dynamic job plans have the option of defining resources needed to perform work with either a static, proportional, or level methodology. Users can simulate new work based on the new options to determine the accuracy of their work and make and adjustments as needed.

So, what is it about?

Dynamic Job Plans allow users to calculate the resources needed per unit of work. Job Plans can now turn into work orders that accurately allocate all resources needed proportionally. The main difference between traditional and dynamic job plans is how the labor and materials for a job plan are calculated.

Additionally, work orders created from Job Plans can be calculated in three different ways:

  • Static (job plan quantity/duration applied directly to order)
  • Proportional (multiplying units for a given work order/asset combination)
  • Level (select quantity/duration based on pre-defined thresholds – ex. Any work order over five miles in length requires two foremen). 

One job plan can make use of different calculation types, so it is possible to combine proportional and level based calculations in one job plan.


Static Job Plans

Traditional job plans can be considered static job plans; the labor and materials required for a job plan are always the same. A good example of a traditional job plan is an oil change of a truck: the same type of truck will require the same amount of oil and will require the same amount of work effort every time.

Proportional Job Plans

There are scenarios, however, where a static job plan does not fulfill the requirements of a job. For example, when replacing a railroad track, various materials and labor are required to replace one meter of railroad track. When replacing 100 meters of track the required materials and labor increase proportionally. A dynamic job plan allows for the work to be set up based on units of work.

Level-based Job Plans

The labor and materials required for a job plan are not always proportional to a unit of work. They can also be level-based. For instance, in the example of the railroad track, preparing and planning the work for replacing one meter or ten meters will take approximately the same amount of planning work. However, when planning 100 meters or even one kilometer of the track to be replaced, the planning work may also increase significantly.

Maximo Dynamic Job Plans allows customers using IBM Maximo Asset Management to create job plans where resources are calculated automatically when the job plan is applied to a work order based on the planned unit of work and the total work units.​


  • Better resource planning​
  • Fewer job plans​
  • Simulation of a dynamic job plan on preventive maintenance


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