Information Management is becoming increasingly more important as we continue to move further into the digital era. With more information being created each and every minute, it’s important that we have someone responsible for the management of this information. In this short video, our Business Manager, James Gregory discusses getting started with information management, the challenges, things to consider and key to success.

What are the benefits of having an Information Manager:

  • Having a dedicated person who is solely responsible for managing all of the data within a model is really important.
  • By having an Information Manager involved in a project, delivering and maintaining compliant models becomes much easier.
  • Without having an Information Manager, you open yourself up to several unnecessary issues and mistakes.

 

What are the main challenges clients are facing with information management

  • The main challenge we’re seeing from our clients is COST
  • Information Manager role has a cost to assign to it, whether that’s an internal cost or an external consultant
  • Often, the cost of the Information Manager hasn’t been considered and therefore becomes an additional cost further down the line
  • The earlier these information management requirements are identified, the better we can approach and prepare the delivery of these requirements.

 

When should companies consider appointing an Information Manager?

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Why is appointing an Information Manager early on in the project more beneficial?

From a client’s perspective:

“The sooner we can get an Information Manager appointed to a project, the more coherent the process is going to be.”

From a contractor’s perspective

“The earlier we can get an information manager on board, the better the outcomes of the project can be.”

“It ensures that there is a smooth transition between the client-side Information Manager and the contractor-side Information Manager.”

What is the perfect scenario?

“In some cases, the client-side Information Manager is migrated across to work with the contractor. That’s the perfect scenario because we’ve got a single point of contact, a single person responsible for that information delivery process, from start to finish.”

What are the responsibilities of the Information Manager?

  • The monitoring and management of the information developed within a model
  • The information manager is responsible for ensuring that the model is compliant with all information management requirements set out by the client
  • Ensuring that as they move through the various stages of the project, the information is kept up to date
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