The BI/MI Programme is the continuation of the work to foster an ongoing BI capability, with a three year budget outlined under the Digital Transformation portfolio. The budget is largely committed to funding a dedicated team to produce reporting from HR and finance strategic DataMart's. 

The initial priority for the team is a high level discovery and analysis project for users whose data universes are being decommissioned in HR & Finance.


  • Establish a Programme Board / Steering Group to monitor and guide the programme.
  • Initiate projects as required
  • Identify key stakeholders in the Information Management agenda
  • Using SEP for HR and Finance and Gasp MI Analyst engagement models  for effective stakeholder management  business requirements
  • Deliver a Communications Plan

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  • Agree Vision & Goals
  • Understand why people need to use HR and Finance data and identify what data, how this is defined, seeking agreement on data definitions and how to join HR & Finance data together and dimensional modelling
  • Develop the required HR & Finance DataMart's
  • Define what data is to be brought in and how it is to be defined
  • Develop a high-level plan and roadmap with timescales for implementation of strategic reporting and analytics for HR and Finance


  • Dedicated team tasked to produce strategic reporting from HR and Finance strategic DataMart's
  • Discovery and Analysis Project for HR & Finance DataMarts

Out of Scope

 Any other data warehouse development.  Responsive BI Service Development. Student, Applicant or Research data. Historic Data Storage.


Funding & Budget - The funding bids for this work were originally split into a ‘BI Responsive Service’ and ‘Key Strategic Information’ bid.  Broadly helps to delineate the new ongoing Service Management costs to run the tools and applications that will be created (effectively a permanent ongoing cost to maintain the new offerings); from the desire to fund some ongoing work to bring in key areas of information, allowing us create meaningful BI outputs without seeking sponsor funding. Therefore the funding streams have been combined and are treated jointly for the practical management of the programme.

At a later stage an indication will need to be given of the likely ongoing permanent commitment needed to continue running the service and responding to small changes. 

Ongoing Funding Requirements - Seek reassurances from ISC and through university planning processes that the ongoing costs will be met.


IS Apps is resourcing the Programme with a dedicated team using fixed term appointments and/or backfilling seconded roles. 



Ref Session Title Initial Risk   Current Risk   Status   Management Approach  Risk Owner Date of Last Review
1 18/19 Alignment with core systems migration work GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Stephen Roy  
2 18/19 Expectations Around BI MI Deliverables GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
3 18/19 SME Design & Testing GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
4 18/19 Ongoing Funding GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
5 18/19 Service & Production Management Support Model   AMBER AMBER Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
6 18/19 IS Resource Contention GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
7 18/19 Recruitment Challenges GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
8 18/19 Hypergeneralised Data Model GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  
9 18/19 Budget Under Utilisation AMBER AMBER Open Reduce Geoff Cropley  
10 18/19 Scope Change GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Geoff Cropley  
11 18/19 Key People Single Points of Failure GREEN GREEN Open Reduce Daniel Emerson  


Code RAG Manager Status Stage
DTI049 BI Reports Discovery AMBER James Thin In Progress Plan


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