This week’s meeting covered various updates and progressions in the project.
We should expect an internal audit in the near future. This is something which all universities experience, due to the size of the project we should expect 3 or 4 with this being the 2nd.
Interviews for a replacement Business Change Manager are on Friday 23rd of June.
The road show is under way, representatives from the project are visiting each of the colleges at various meetings in order to communicate with academics about the project. With this the visual comms material has been approved, see below for examples.
Now & Next
The High Level Plan has now been approved, with some details able to change if problems are noticed. This will now be used to plan resources.
It is looking like a yes to implement the Student Accounting Module but on a slower timescale so as to avoid a ‘Big Bang’ effect. This of course will involve a significant expansion of the project.
Covered in this week’s meeting were some general points about the project branding and how it should be implemented across any comms material created for the project. There was mention of the project website and that it has recently been completely updated with some restructuring.
Among other achievements, he success of the newly formed rapid decision making group was fed back to the team. Also that the high level plan had been completed. Looking forward, we’re expecting to see a lot more communications through poster campaigns, workshops and college roadshows.
A couple of additional things that came up were that:
The Senior User for Admissions, Gemma Prichard, confirmed that the technical specification and Admissions Reporting requirements would be signed off this week. Once signed off no additional changes can be made as this would cause significant delay and risk to the project.
The Work Stream Lead for fees and funding, John Burgess, reported that they had had a very useful site visit to Bath University to look at their use of the system.