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Michael Zeeveld
Michael Zeeveld
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I couldn’t resist showing a Disco ball for this topic. But what really is a discovery? The definition itself is “the action or process of discovering”. Some synonyms are: finding, uncovering, unearthing. Locating and even realization or revelation. This is important when this all is related to, or for the purpose of a Discovery when it applies to an implementation. The implementation could be for a new software, a software upgrade, a process or standard.   Many companies have begun to or are being asked by their clients to adopt Building Information Modeling. These companies fall into one of three scenarios. The first is the firm that is just starting adopting BIM. They do not have BIM expertise in house and need a mentor and an adoption strategy. The second category of firm is one that has adopted BIM and finds that it is not reaping the benefits of BIM, is profitable operating in BIM, and may be at risk of not meeting its contract obligations. The third category of firm is one that has acquired BIM Experts and due ...

In certain circumstances “out of the box” software, is not all that is needed or necessary. What may be needed is more to accomplish a task, perform some calculations, or finish the project faster. This is where developing Custom Development comes into play. The thought may immediately invoke a long process of what is needed, specifications, fees, testing, and fears of will it work or do the job it was intended to do. In my role as Senior Project Manager, we uncover these concerns and needs and marry them together in a harmonious union to accomplish the task at hand.   Below is an example of a Development Plan when we start thinking thru the process of creating an application or workflow.