Ian Anderson has worked for Coventry University for 25 years. Currently, he works within the PMU as Lead Business Analyst and Project Manager. His professional qualifications include PRINCE 2, ITIL and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. For 6 years he chaired the National Education eCommerce User Group.
You can Kanban
Expect more of your Application Services teams! Expect transparency. Expect consistent practises driven by governance. E xpect predictable development delivery informed by metrics. Expect short shrift when you impose these expectations? This session will cover enablers such as agile Kanban and structure which may help your IT teams embrace these expectations.
Being a Service Owner for HR, Payroll, Student Systems and Business Intelligence has provided ample opportunity to hone service level management skills (and occasional crisis management skills!). Richard love nothing more than trimming the fat to make lean processes, followed by chewing the fat to talk to anyone who will listen about those processes!
Ian will contend that simple measures that represent some form of proxy for the student experience are often just as valuable as fully researched data. So let’s just get on with it!
Ian has responsibility for the University Group Education strategy and Student Experience at Coventry University. Ian has worked for over 20 years at Coventry as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing before taking up the role of Pro-Vice Chancellor in 2010, then Deputy Vice Chancellor in 2013.
Unblocking the pipes ‒ adapting sales pipeline management tools and techniques to a university context
The IT Business Partner Team at Plymouth has faced a range of challenges – in particular to:
This presentation will focus on the skills, techniques and tools used and give an honest appraisal of both progress and remaining issues.
David has worked in IT at Plymouth University for over 20 years in a number of roles. Most recently he has been one of a small team of Business Partners set up to reframe the relationship of the IT function with stakeholders across the University.
Challenges of sustainable Research Data Management
Meeting the research data storage, sharing and curation demands of funders presents considerable challenges to researchers and their institutions. In this presentation we will review some promising approaches to sustainable Research Data Management and look ahead to emerging challenges posed by big data, resource sharing, software citation and REF 2020.
Simon has led a wide range of academic IT projects and services at Bristol over the last two decades, including strategic institutional projects like the data.bris Research Data Service, IT Services R&D, ILRT, the Learning Technology Support Service, as well as BOS (Bristol Online Surveys) and numerous software development projects.
The Information Hub – what’s possible right now with data modelling and collection
Institutions spend excessive time collecting, transforming and optimising data for internal and external use. Inspired by work at Imperial College and funded by Jisc and 5 institutions, we have demonstrated what might be possible in a short timeframe. I will discuss what we achieved and where we could go next.
Toby is an independent consultant and has worked within the sector for many years, most recently managing the Jisc Information Hub project and working with SUMS Consulting. He is part of the UCISA Enterprise Architecture Forum and regularly speaks at conferences about Enterprise Architecture, Analytics and occasionally Oracle.
A statistician, David worked at two BBSRC research institutes, developing mathematical models of plant growth before moving into senior management in the IT area, becoming Director of Information Services at Royal Holloway, University of London, and serving in a national role as Chair of UCISA. He became Vice-Principal (Communications, Enterprise and Research) in 2004, responsible for research strategy, the 2008 RAE submission and for developing Royal Holloway's research-led commercial and consultancy activities, knowledge transfer and development programme. He joined HEFCE in 2008 as Director (Research, Innovation and Skills).
Jisc Prospect to Alumnus (P2A): improving the student experience through digital services and systemic efficiencies.
This Jisc co-design challenge is developing a range of digital services and solutions for higher and further educations institutions across the UK, to enable institutions to focus on the student journey and delivering a high quality student experience. This talk will outline key developments in Prospect to Alumnus as well as other co-design challenges.
Simon is Head of Change Programmes – Enterprise at Jisc, and has spent the last 12 years helping higher and further education institutions develop their capabilities in enterprise and external engagement, especially through the innovative use of digital technologies. He previously worked for HEFCE, in international management consultancy and IT services.
Steve, based in Information Services, supports continuous improvement across Edinburgh Napier University. He is an experienced lean coach, has supported a number of universities applying lean, and is on the editorial board member for Lean Management Journal. He chairs The Lean HE Hub, the international organisation for lean in universities.
Andy Youell has been working in HE data for nearly a quarter of a century. He ran the first HEFCE HESES exercise in 1992, was the architect of the HESA data quality process and is the A in JACS. He was appointed Director of HEDIIP in 2013, and given the daunting task of redesigning the HE information landscape.