DID – in 3 minutes

Digital Information Design, DID, is the new library designed by the ASL/BiSL Foundation in which you will find independent guidance about business information management, BIM. DID will incorporate all of the existing ASL, BiSL and BiSLnext guidance with the premise that digital services are the future and rapid development of services without compromising data integrity is key to business transformation.

The first book in the library is the Foundation book of DID which is a full scale revision of the BiSL next Foundation book incorporating new ideas and concepts.

  1. Title:

DID®  A framework for Business Information Management.

  • The Basics:

DID provides an introduction to BIM in a pragmatic way and is written for anyone that wants to start practicing BIM, or needs a basic knowledge about key BIM topics. Besides the specific topic of having to deal with digitization of just about every scrap of information, specific attention is given to the governance and strategic design of BIM, including people, technology and the processes essential for business information services.

DID is the only guidance to recognise the differing and complementary roles of what are often considered to be competing business and IT best practices.

  • Summary:

DID elaborates on the framework of the BIM guidance published in, BiSL® Next. It is a public domain de facto standard for BIM with guiding principles, good practices and practical templates. It offers guidance for digitally engaged business leaders and those who collaborate with them, with the ultimate goal to improve business performance through better use of information and technology.

The guidance offers a complete overview of BIM with equal attention for Governance, Strategy, Improvement and Operation of business information services. DID®  has been designed around the concept of continuous improvement and structured in a way that promotes rapid understanding at all levels of business and IT from the Boardroom to the data centre.

Guidance is structured around the four major domains: Governance, Strategy, Improvement and Operation and covers, among other things;

  • Definitions and concepts
  • Context of the organization
  • Policies and the organization of BIM
  • Perspectives (from the standpoint of Business, Data, Service and Technology)
  • Data Assets
  • Responsibilities
  • BIM drivers (Need and Value, Capability and Mission)
  • Context of other complementary best practices (e.g. ITIL®, COBIT®, TOGAF®)
  • Communications
  • Implementation ideas.

Twelve elements – four drivers, four domains and four perspectives – are the basis of the guidance. The book also provides checklists and recommendations. Best practice should not be viewed as ‘one size fits all’ therefore it is emphasized that all of the guidance should be adapted for the organization in which you work.

Target Audience:

  • Managers –who are primarily responsible for implementing and governing digitised services and/or BIM in their organizations and institutions.
  • Data and Information Professionals – that need to understand the concepts
  • Executives– who are primarily responsible for developing and/or approving digitisation and /or BIM governance and strategy and then overseeing its implementation and governance (The “C” suite of Corporate Officers)
  • Academics, Graduates and upper level undergraduate students– who must teach and master a fundamental understanding of the concepts
  • Everyone within an organization –who wants to know more about information and data management.
  • Scope:

A detailed and pragmatic guide to the concepts of BIM and to the impact of IT on business information services.

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