I don't usually like to post on Revit specifically, but when I saw this on Revit Zone, I knew I had to post it. Others may have seen this, but if you haven't enjoy.
I think that the 6 phases can definitely be applied to implementing BIM as a contractor.
Phase 1 - Initial Excitement
Wow! Look at what BIM can do: clash detection, estimating, scheduling! Does it get any better?
Phase 2 - First Bump
Wait - I actually have to model design documents because the architects I work with aren't using it?
Phase 3 - Ignorance is Bliss Stage
This isn't so bad. Creating models isn't too much work. Model a wall, phase it, export a schedule to Excel, clash in Navis. This is nice.
Phase 4 - WTF Stage
I have to change my process!?!
Phase 5 - Enlightenment
Things are starting to make sense. You have begun to develop and implement a process. You aren't completely out of the woods, but you know that you can get through implementation. You are starting to find other BIM-savvy partners: owners, designers, subcontractors and even other builders
Phase 6 - Zen of VDC
You no longer say BIM; you understand that BIM is just a buzz word for something called virtual design & construction. You easily collaborate with owners, designers and subcontractors, without a thought about legal implications. Superintendents and project executives alike reference the model when discussing potential issues.
I think that we're in phase 5.