Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Definition of Implementation

A Definition of Implementation

"Implementation is the carrying out, execution, or practice of a plan, a method, or any design for doing something. As such, implementation is the action that must follow any preliminary thinking in order for something to actually happen. In an information technology context, implementation encompasses all the processes involved in getting new software or hardware operating properly in its environment, including installation, configuration, running, testing, and making necessary changes."

After looking at this simple definition, it sounds so easy!!

However I like to break up Implementation of Revit into at least 2 categories.

  1. Office Implementation

This is slightly more difficult as you will be based in the Architects office, and it is normally difficult to get everyone in the same room at the same time.

I prefer to start an Implemenation like this, with a Revit Fundamentals course at our ATC

It is generally a 5 day course, which comprises of 3 days of intensive training and 2 days of “hands on training” where students bring in a project they want to start converting to Revit.

Students are usually so tired by the fifth day and their brains have turned to mush. It is almost pointless carrying on any more until after a weekend.

I like to give them a week of playing around on Revit in their projects which helps them to find “problems”. A further 3 weeks of a hands on approach in their office is best practice.

(As per a prescribed customized implementation plan after determining their exact needs)

  1. Project Implementation

As NO person will catch on the first time, it is often necessary to do Project Implementation where you also have to use a prescribed customized implementation plan after determining their exact needs. This is fast track implementation.

Definition from www.whatis.com

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