It is a term introduced first in PAS 1192 and updated in ISO 19650 framework, it depicts the process of specifying and delivery of project and asset information summarised in ISO 19650-1 Figure 11 — Overview and illustration of the information management process
Main characteristics of ISO 19650 information management process
- Information is needed for decision-making during all parts of the asset life cycle
- Information is specified progressively through sets of requirements defined by the appointing party
- Where a delivery team contains more than one party then information requirements should be passed to the most relevant party or the point at which the information can be most easily provided.
- Information exchange involves the sharing and coordination of information through a CDE, using open standards whenever possible and clearly defined operating procedures to enable a consistent approach by all organizations involved.
 British Standards Institution, BS EN ISO 19650-1:2018 Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) – Information management using building information modelling Part 1: Concepts and principles. 2018. clause 6