24 August 2016
Tim Fleet presented a new maturity model for design change and
took part in a panel session looking back over the last 40 years in
the industry. A strong theme over the few days was the efficiency
of operation and how design change is a key contributor to
Roger Beharry Lall, Director of
Market Strategy and Research at Adlib, an Idox EIM partner, shares
his take on the event.
During this year's NIRMA conference, one of the significant
topics of discussion was the "Nuclear Promise
Program", a multi-faceted approach coordinated by the Nuclear
Energy Institute (NEI). The Promise Program aims to boost industry
efficiency and economic viability while recognizing nuclear
energy's value in electricity markets. As shown in the model below,
there are three strategic focus areas that are critical in
delivering the Nuclear Promise.
NIRMA, of course, is contributing to this vision head on,
working determinedly with many organizations dedicated to making
various strides towards achieving the promise. However, while there
are many areas of concentration, perhaps the largest, and most
relevant to the area of records management, is the notion of
"Configuration Management". Focused on maintaining that
equilibrium between requirements, information, and physical changes
in the plant, this is an ongoing challenge and a significant area
of focus for nuclear records management.
Certainly, to achieve the Promise, one needs to look at both the
process, and the technology - and to address the latter. An Adlib
partner is already making an impact with the creation of a roadmap
to help organizations work towards fulfilling the Promise.
Idox EIM (McLaren Software) recently launched an
industry survey looking at organizations' Design Change
Maturity. Based on a simple survey (available
here), organizations can determine how mature they are in terms
of managing configuration and change issues.
- Paper everything
- Paper review with electronic records
- Electronic workflows, but paper sign-off
- Electronic approvals
- And finally… "E-everything"… which encompasses not only the
prior steps, but demands stronger integration
While the survey is still in its early days, initial results
would suggest a fairly divergent industry, with about 10% on either
extremes (paper everything & electronic everything)… but the
bulk of organizations are a step off the extremes… with ~40%
at level 2, and 30% on level 4.
"We see the industry moving more and more towards integrated
digital transformation," says Idox EIM's VP Business Development,
Tim Fleet. "Not only is this movement allowing our industry to
fully leverage critical documentation, but it's laying an efficient
and dynamic foundation for the next generation of modern
This industry initiative seems reminiscent of
Gartner's ECM Maturity model - and even Adlib's own Content
Darkness Mapping approach:
- with all models offering organizations a way to determine
their progress, and perhaps more importantly, help them sell to
management the need for investment to improve. It's hard to
demand budget/resources without having some sort of benchmark for
So where are you at? How does your organization stack up against
others? Take the survey and find
out! Then consider how your organization can work towards
fulfilling the industry-wide Nuclear Promise.
To view Tim Fleet's full presentation from the conference, download
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