The scope of this guidance is deliberately restricted only to refer to EN ISO 19650-1 and EN ISO 19650−2, highlighting and describing the manner in which to use it – and not extending or contradicting the scope and content of the standard. The document aims simply to provide minimum supporting text to achieve a basic understanding and ability to implement EN ISO 19650-1 and EN ISO 19650−2. In each country, each client, each team can use this guidance to provide the best response to information management in each project.
This document explains the terms and definitions, explains the concepts and principles and how to use them, and gives typical examples with clear explanations.
It should be noted that in this guidance, Information Management is considered as a part of the Project Management.
This guidance is intended to demonstrate how the standard works at European level, which is neutral, agnostic, and applicable to any of the following circumstances:
— the nature of contracts: e.g. public; private, alliances, global, partnership,
— the actors' functions: e.g. through the programming, design, construction phases, from small agencies, SMEs to large firms, large companies,
— the types of works: e.g. simple, complex, new, rehabilitated, housing, infrastructure.