In last week’s post we discussed the importance of following through with the implementation of new CAD standards by….well being there. The process has come full circle so what’s next? We’ll discuss after the jump.
Remember that this whole approach keys on modularization. Wow…that’s a big word for a Friday. The main idea here is to attack standardization in bite-sized pieces. That includes development, rollout, and support. And it’s not just your end users that need bite-sized pieces, you need them as well. What I’ve taken you through in this series is the development and rollout of a single piece. Now that that’s been accomplished, the next step is to simply start all over again with the next piece. In fact, you should have already started.
The iterations can certainly overlap, in fact it’s more efficient if they do. While your end users are getting used to the new file management standards, your CAD committee should already be a few months into layers, or whatever is next. No rest for the weary, right? In the amount of time it takes the end users to become acclimated to one piece, you’ll be ready to roll out the next one…and then another one, and another one.
Won’t that take forever? Doesn’t that mean it’s going to take like 3 years for the standardization effort to be complete? Yep.
But think about this, would you rather have 10% compliance in 3 months or 90% compliance in 3 years? How much better off will you be in 3 years?
Best of luck with standardizing your company. I hope those of you who have been reading this series have gotten some useful insight.