If Ted Lasso Were a BIM Manager (Top-Notch Content Management Strategies)

If Ted Lasso Were a BIM Manager (Top-Notch Content Management Strategies)

The tea-hating, rom-communism-loving, motivational coach, Ted Lasso, won over many of us. And we’d like to think that he’d make an amazing BIM Manager. In this article, we’ll share what we think Ted Lasso would do if he were a BIM manager. Our goal is to go all out like Willie Nelson on this one….on a high. 

He’d Make It Easy for Team Members to Work Together 

“I think that you might be so sure that you’re one in a million, that sometimes you forget that out there, you’re just 1 of 11. And if you just figure out some way to turn that ‘me’ into ‘us’…the sky’s the limit for you.” 

Ted Lasso gets it: BIM management is a team effort. It’s important for team members to have a clear plan that shows who is responsible for which parts of a project. You don’t want team members siloed away from one another because that leads to miscommunication and frustration.  

He’d Have Clear Content Standards

“For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It’s about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field.” 

Ted Lasso would make sure content is performing at its absolute best no matter what project it’s used for. To do this, he’d implement clear content standards that take into account factors such as file size, nested families, parameters, content update processes, snap locations, and more. 

He’d also ensure that the team has a clear plan for reviewing and approving content. 

He’d Use Sandbox Libraries to Test Content

“Your body is like day-old rice. If it ain’t warmed up properly, something real bad could happen.”  

Ted Lasso knows that sometimes things need to be warmed up a bit first. Same goes for BIM content. Having a Sandbox Library allows BIM managers to “warm up” (or, in this case test out) content before making it accessible to all team members.  This helps BIM managers sift through any possible issues that could come up with the content before it’s game-time. 

UNIFI makes it easy for BIM managers to create sandbox libraries by allowing them to limit user access to the content as it’s being tested. 

He’d Use Saved Searches 

You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? It’s got a 10-second memory.” 

Saved Searches make it easy for a BIM manager to have a 10-second memory and be one happy goldfish. Rather than having to recall exactly which search criteria or file path is needed to get to a piece of content, a BIM manager can create a Saved Search. This saved search includes all of the filters and search criteria needed to find frequently used content. This also makes it easier for team members to find content. 

He’d Know If a Project Is Having Issues before It Becomes a Crisis 

“There’s two buttons I never like to hit, alright? And that’s ‘panic’ and ‘snooze.’” 

Ted Lasso would not have to press a panic button when managing a project. Instead, he’d use a tool such as UNIFI’s Project Analytics to know when there’s a problem before it gets too crazy. He’d be able to see at a glance the health score on a project as well as which specific items need his attention. 

He’d Avoid Adding Content that Slows Down Revit 

“Well, as my doctor told me when I got addicted to fettuccine Alfredo, that’s a little rich for my blood.” 

Coach Lasso would limit items that are “too rich” for Revit and slow it down, such as in-place families, images, or CAD imports. He’d have a system for identifying these in a project and removing them. 

He’d Make Revisioning Seamless 

“What I can tell you is that with the exception of the wit and wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes, not much lasts forever.” 

Ted Lasso understands that certain versions of families won’t last forever. Instead, he’d implement a seamless revision process for his team. 

A revision history should give information on who made changes and when. It also helps to use a BIM management platform that stores multiple revisions and allows team members to roll back to a previous revision.  

He’d Believe Organized BIM Content Management Is Possible 

“You say impossible, but all I hear is ‘I’m possible.’” 

Getting your BIM content organized seamlessly might seem impossible—but trust us, or trust Ted, it is absolutely possible. Tools such as UNIFI help streamline all of these processes, turning you into a winning coach BIM manager. 

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