Sheffield Hallam University


  • 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.
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  • 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.
Giles Horwood
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