Cloud EDMS Software for Engineering Projects

Posted by Steven Gentles on Jul 6, 2017 4:55:44 PM

If you order a ‘Venti Iced Skinny Hazelnut Macchiato, Sugar-Free Syrup, Extra Shot, Light Ice, No Whip’ at Starbucks, you KNOW EXACTLY what you’re getting because you exactly described it.

On the other hand, the term ‘EDMS’ (and even ‘Cloud’ and ‘Engineering Projects’ to a lesser degree) is a woolly

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Topics: Document Control

Tina5s Document Control Radio Interview

Posted by Steven Gentles on Jun 6, 2017 5:55:54 PM

Back at the beginning of May, I was interviewed by Tino Da Silva Business Radio - an online radio station based in the UK. We got into some high level discussions about what document control and project control are as well as Tina5s (of course!). Below you'll find the audio version as well as edited transcripts if you prefer to read.

Here's The Audio: 

 

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Topics: Problem Framing, Solution Framing, Document Control

Document Control Software – What Do You Want to Control (Part III)?

Posted by Steven Gentles on May 5, 2017 2:04:17 PM

This is Part 3 of a 3 part blog (here is Document Control Software - What Are You Trying to Control Part 1 and Document Control Software - What Are You Trying to Control Part 2 if you missed them). To quickly recap: every document control software vendor has a different take on what document control is (see my blog What is Document Control for my take). We’ll have a look at the numerous control elements that you should consider and see how they tie into the document lifecycle:

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Topics: Solution Framing, Document Control

Document Control Software – What Do You Want to Control (Part II)?

Posted by Steven Gentles on Apr 25, 2017 3:05:12 PM

This is Part 2 of a 3 part blog (if you missed Document Control Software - What Are You Trying to Control Part 1, check it out). To quickly recap: every document control software vendor has a different take on what document control is (see my blog What is Document Control for my take). We’ll have a look at the numerous control elements that you should consider and see how they tie into the document lifecycle:

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Topics: Problem Framing, Solution Framing, Document Control

Document Control Software – What Do You Want to Control (Part I)?

Posted by Steven Gentles on Apr 21, 2017 2:18:38 PM

Every document control software vendor has a different take on what document control is (see my blog What is Document Control for my take). In this 3 part blog, we’ll have a look at the numerous control elements that you should consider and see how they tie into the document lifecycle:

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Topics: Problem Framing, Solution Framing, Document Control

What is Document Control?

Posted by Steven Gentles on Mar 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM

What is document control and why do we do it? In the simplest of terms we control documents when it’s important that the right people have the right information and we need to know who has whatHere’s Apollo 12 astronaut Al Bean collecting lunar soil samples in 1969 - see the checklist on his left wrist?

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Topics: Productivity, Solution Framing, Document Control

10 Questions to Answer Before Buying Document Control Software

Posted by Steven Gentles on Mar 24, 2017 4:41:31 PM

If you think your cube is small, check out cosmonaut and engineer Nikolai Budarin on the International Space Station authoring a document. Does it need to be controlled? If so, what questions would Nikolai need answers to while exploring document control software?

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Topics: Productivity, Solution Framing, Document Control

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