I thought I might start musing on this topic as my first post for 2012.
Manager – (Dictionary.com)
a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
a person who manages: the manager of our track team.
a person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.
But more importantly – Management (Wikipedia – the font of all conjecture) :
Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources and natural resources.
Since organizations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system. This view opens the opportunity to ‘manage’ oneself, a pre-requisite to attempting to manage others.
Interesting when I applied this to myself as saying I am involved in PPT people say, powerpoint???? (Damn you microsoft) So I find myself waving the flag of BIM Manager as people find that particular label easier to unerstand.
So what does a BIM Manager “DO”, taking on board the above statements.
Does a BIM Manager only manage the model? I would say no, that is by far too narrow a viewpoint.
Does a BIM Manager train people? Yes quite possibly!
In the use of software? No, in an approach to achieving and named and agreed deliverable as defined under the management statement above.
That means sticking your nose into places that it might not be so welcome or that you do not quite fancy. Well sorry to say that has to change.