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Evaluate well to evolve better

Measuring a company’s BIM maturity is quite complex. Not only because it is likely to vary within the same company (over time and in the short term, from one department to another, from one headquarters to another, from one project to another, etc.) but above all, because it is a measurement in relation to a constantly evolving frame of reference.

Even though this is still the subject of academic research today, it is important to have an assessment of this BIM maturity. Whether it is business goals or project goals, it is essential to have a way to measure them. This is the M in the S.M.A.R.T. method.
TASE has the experience and the processes to assess the current BIM maturity of any business and propose the right measures to improve it.

Road to BIM

While it is difficult to establish a fixed scale for assessing a company’s BIM maturity, there are some milestones that can serve as benchmarks.

As a guide:

  • Some tools used by teams are BIM compatible
  • The company has a BIM working group
  • BIM is deployed on a pilot project or some ongoing projects
  • The BIM is generalized within the company

Tase supports many companies in the implementation and generalization of BIM in their working methods.

BIM capacity and capability of stakeholders

The ISO19650 standard provides for the analysis of the BIM capacity and the BIM capability of project stakeholders.

These can be assessed using checklists, verified references, certifications, and interviews.

The results of this investigations constitute the input data for an analysis of the risks associated with BIM for the project in question, which will result in preventive and corrective measures.

The S.M.A.R.T. method to define goals

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym known for project management in the broad sense. This method makes it possible to consider all the criteria making it possible to best frame a BIM project:

  • Specific: the objective must be precise, both easy to define and adapted to the situation.
  • Measurable: the tools to analyze the results must be in place from the start. Reliable indicators will also make it possible to monitor the progress of the project.
  • Acceptable: Your goal or project must be Ambitious enough to motivate the team, but above all it must be Accepted by all stakeholders.
  • Realistic: the goal must be achievable, that is, it must be achievable by each team or each profession.
  • Temporally defined: Without time limits, the risk of dragging on, or even being put aside.

In short, the SMART goal setting method has the advantage of not neglecting any aspect, it is comprehensive and allows you to set precise direction from the start.