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Through digitization, project teams have never been faster or more efficient at sharing and utilizing incorrect data. Where it once took hours for a dropped minus sign (-) or improper variable to propagate through multiple layers of calculations turning losses into profits, now it can be done with the click of a mouse. Rumors can spread through organizations at lightning speed, and every employee in the entire company can know that “No I did not find your car keys.” by simply selecting Reply to All.
Thank you for your answer. I also believe that this is a key to understanding the discussion. The digitization we are talking about today goes far beyond the digitization of information. As Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani mentions in his previous post, there is a wide range from electronic documents to the use of AI.
Thank you for your answer. Mentioning the digital twin is particularly interesting to me. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry may come close to a digital twin, at least for modeling the product. But do we really have real digital twins of a project that also map its dynamics?
my opinion is just from observing, not own practice.
Yes, I see BIM as the first implementation of a full digital image of a product, as it includes schedule, cost data with 5D and maintenance and operating data with 7D.
As for project management terms, I would say it us a configuration mgmt tool.
Think automotive is also advanced, if tools like Doors and Rational are consequently used to develop a car, but I think the operations part is missing (correct me if I am wrong).
Are you talking change or transformation?
If the digitalization/digitization efforts are just a lift and shift to doing the same things, maybe in a little bit different way, using newer, better, faster technology, this is really nothing new for project managers. I'm not saying it's easy or not complex, but such is life for project managers.
If you're leading the establishment of new business models, changing the culture, and leveraging new technologies, this is transformational and goes beyond the everyday life of a PM.
Examples... I've led multiple projects where we took business teams from paper, Excel, and Access into distributed tools that enabled collaboration and introducing logic and automation of formerly manual tasks. There are new tools in use, today, but the overall project isn't that different from similar efforts at a different company 15 years ago. Processes still need to be understood and data migrations still suck.
I find that these changes, improvements in operational efficiencies, if done right, are foundational to transforming. There are core capabilities that you need to be able to transform, and digitalization/digitization that enables business agility is part of the mix that can make it possible.
do we have digital twins that cover the dynamics of the system (building)?
I a way, yes, the dynamics of a building lay in its schedule to plan, design and build it (thats 4D) and it its monitoring and maintenance when it is used (7D). It extends beyond that to 8D with predictive lifecycle regarding accident prevention.
Once you have a digital twin of anything in it's defining data, over time, it is a matter of time and expected benefits to use it for simulations and predictions. Working at Bosch and in automotive, you must have an idea how this may play out?
For me using technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency. it could be any technology.
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