Lima 2019 Learning Information Management

Lima 2019 Learning Information Management


Lima 2019 Learning
Information Management Teams are facing increasingly complex conundrums when managing projects and programmes. Ensuring consistency across all works is critical to meeting project objectives How do we do this? Crawford Patterson, Information Systems Director at Mace, talks about some key lessons in information management. Set up a robust information management framework Accurate and timely information is
what is required on on fast-moving projects and although collaboration is
is important on projects it’s still bound by contracts so it’s very
important to have a systematic approach and so that people know that they need
to deliver information within a certain time frame, and that people need to know
that that information is being delivered Put effective systems in place Well, this is where systems come in
because they can help provide that information around the transactions that
take place between the various parties. Get people involved who understand construction We recommend systems such as Aconex
as a platform for large projects. What’s important about the systems? One thing to bear in mind is that you can’t just put a system in and and have it
solve all your problems – it has to be itself well designed, configured and
managed, and so that’s getting people involved who understand the construction
process and not just technology. Systems don’t run themselves What should we not do with respect to
information management? Well, first of all I wouldn’t recommend that you try to run
projects on just email and SharePoint. I think you need more formalised systems
that have been built specifically for all the transactions that take place on a
construction project. I think it’s important to make sure that people get
adequate training – most systems today are all web-based but that still doesn’t
mean to say that people will fully understand the system so you need to
support it, and you need somebody managing the system on a day to day
basis – they don’t run themselves. Engage with senior management As is often the case with technology
solutions it’s really important that senior people on the project engage with
the systems. There’s no point in putting the system in when the senior management don’t engage with it and make sure that others engage IN SUMMARY Set up a robust framework Put effective systems in place Get the right people involved Systems don’t run themselves Engage with senior management Thanks for watching!

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