Sunday, June 12, 2011

Doing BIM is still a bit of a donkey work...

Hear it from the horse’s mouth: BIM is a fishy business.

A three legged stool, all 3 legs equally important: Author, Manipulate and Act on (information);
BIM without the ‘Author’ part done well, ends up like the pig in the rural wisdom: you can weigh it as much as you like, that will not make it fatter.
You’ve got to remember to feed it too.
BIM without the ‘Manipulate’ part is like herding cats and BIM without the ‘Act on’ part is like the horse and the water; You can have a horse (author) take it to the water (manipulate) but if you cannot make it drink – you have no BIM.

I have been bitten by the BIM bug a long time ago. After a while, decided to take the bull by the horns and do BIM my way. Advising clients to go cold turkey often is like kicking dead whales down the beach.
A risky process, at snail’s pace but you’ve got to do it, a cat in gloves catches no mice.

Though I often have to put up with the worm’s eyes view, I think I’ve just about broken the back of the beast.

A lame duck of a blog this turned out to be but it is a bit of a dog’s life to need to think of something clever every day.


  1. Actually not a bad post. i think the "Author, Manipulate, Act" Trinity is a very good way to summarize what BIM must have.
    My use it in one of my posts if you don't mind.

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