- A structured programme was needed to advance the provision of Management Information, University-wide.
- The existing Corporate Plan mandated improvements in information delivery but with reduced costs and standardised processes.
- A business case was required to communicate the value of adopting a Management Information strategy and justify the costs involved.
- The approach taken had to conform to a recognisable public sector standard.
- The OGC Managing Successful Programmes standard was used to define a comprehensive framework.
- Following a gap analysis, the vision statement for a Management Information and Planning Improvement Programme was identified.
- The Programme Brief, Plan, Project Dossier and Benefit Profiles produced described the how, why and when to all stakeholders.
- With the appropriate management team appointed, the programme was approved by the sponsoring authority.
- The alignment of deliverables to benefits was clearly understood, thereby guiding priorities.
- The vision produced allowed all staff to align with it, producing clarity of purpose.
- The comprehensive process gave the Sponsoring Authorities the confidence to approve expenditure.
- Duplicated processes were identified, leading to improved staff efficiency.
- Inter-project relationships were understood, leading to a clear understanding of both short and long-term delivery.
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