Initiate

The aim of this project is to maximise the benefit to communities in the Edinburgh City Region of the University's procurement processes. This could include community benefit clauses as part of the procurement process, as well as more informal ways of working with the University's suppliers. 'Community' includes people not linked to the University who live in Edinburgh or neighbouring local authorities, but could also potentially include the University's own staff and students (who will also often be citizens of Edinburgh and the surrounding regions).

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
August 2020 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Externally funded project employing 3 student interns to create and enhance data on medieval manuscript collections, using open source software and embedding digital resources such as images.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
January 2018 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project to review success criteria, targets and measures of the newly launched Document Management Service and implement any changes identified.  Further recommendations for potential future projects will be identified including recommendation of any essential add-ons (if future funding secured). This project will commence 3 months after the implementation project ends and the service is launched to allow time for the service to bed in.  

Project to build and implement SharePoint based Document Management Service.

Project will include:

·         Analysis of SharePoint capability based on the business

requirements

·         Defining use cases for SharePoint

·         Creation of DMS Toolkit

·         Design, configure and document template document management

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
August 2018 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

An investigation into whether the job adverts published by the School of Physics & Astronomy contain language that is "male" (e.g. challenging, team leader, dominant), or"female" (e.g. team player, communal, supportive). A further comparison will be made of the job applicants, to determine if the presence of biased language is having an effect on job recruitment.

An initiation workshop was help on the 1 November 2017 to review the lessons learned from SAC057 and discuss the scope for SAC063. The recommendations have been summarised in the following powerpoint for SSP:

Archibus system has recently suffered from a lack of support from our current application support partner, Mass Systems.

A series of objectives are in place which seek to  achieve improvements in the areas below:

- Proactive support

- Measurable support performance

- Better support control and clearer engagement

- Platform stabilisation

- Move back to vanilla code

- Clearer accountability, ownership and Subject-Matter-Expertise

- Closer account engagement

- Close the gap between expectation and delivery

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
March 2018 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

A pilot project for metadata generation from multimedia material (such as captured lectures), enabling resource discovery. Heuristic analysis based on speech recognition and Natural Language Processing technologies focuses on the following key targets for this "minimum viable proof of concept": Determination of course & subject area, and keyword & content tag generation with time indexing.

Current project status

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March 2018 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

One of the leading factors in failing projects is poor definition of requirements, and students complain about the poor functionality of our systems. We could improve our requirements by introducing better quality into our BA process and to present requirements in a much more user centric way.  

I would therefore like to:

  1. Create user centric templates for requirements documentation
  2. Introduce requirements traceability

1.    Create user centric way of capturing requirements which would:

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
July 2018 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

This project is to cover funded work agreed for TEL improvements that have not been agreed as service / support work.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
February 2018 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0