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Using Maslow to support a calmer classroom

Posted by Janev Mehmet on April 15, 2019

There is often the notion that challenging behaviour in class interferes with teaching and therefore it is the child or young person at fault. However in reality, the misbehaviour of some pupils is often a camouflage to hide a whole host of other challenges that the child or young person may be experiencing in class, like, for example speech and language difficulties that prevent communication or writing.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Gaining buy-in to develop an effective Operational Support Model

Posted by Prue Beams on April 8, 2019

In our last blog we discussed how validating Business and Release Readiness can make or break project success. Which is why the team here at Tribal has worked with customers to develop a best practice readiness validation tool. Used effectively, this tool is proven to:

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Topics: Higher Education

Five reasons you should be attending the Tribal Empower Conference 

Posted by Lauren Hancox on April 4, 2019

You're a long-standing Tribal customer and thinking about attending the Tribal Empower Conference. But you're busy. Budgets are tight. Your manager wants return on investment. Time away from the day job can be difficult to muster … but logic is in the logician.   

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Business and Release Readiness: when is the right time to start planning what needs to be assessed?

Posted by Prue Beams on April 1, 2019

The competing demands and stress leading up to go-live can leave any good project manager wondering ‘what have we forgotten?’  It is not unusual for a go-live decision to be based on compromises and an acceptance of a certain amount of risk.  But what can be done leading up to this point to assess how ready an organisation is for the change and to address any business or technical readiness gaps?

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Topics: Higher Education

5 reasons why you should become a Tribal Empower Conference exhibitor

Posted by Jemma Legg on March 25, 2019

In June 2018, Tribal hosted the first Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. Due to the immense success of the event, Empower Conference 2019 is set to be even bigger. So, what makes this conference different and why should you exhibit? 

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Essential elements for governing IT change programmes

Posted by Prue Beams on March 21, 2019

In our last blog we talked about key considerations for constructing successful project teams.  But no matter how well you have recruited to those key roles, if you don’t have an effective governance structure in place to support the team, then the project will undoubtably run at a significant risk.  So in this instalment, we’re looking at the essential elements required to effectively govern IT change programmes – starting with the first, and most critical: an influential and committed Project Sponsor…

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Topics: Higher Education

Obtaining meaningful performance comparisons with other public providers in post-secondary education.

Posted by Mat Kirby on March 19, 2019

The usefulness of benchmarking in any instance is the accuracy, validity and consistency of the data collection. This may be achieved via remote collection of data but invariably requires people to be on-site to ensure all assumptive processes are removed and the final dataset is consistent with the framework being employed. Getting this right enables meaningful performance comparison across any number of public providers and on a huge range of characteristics. 

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Topics: Higher Education

Key considerations for constructing successful project teams

Posted by Prue Beams on March 14, 2019

All programs and projects require the right skills, roles and functions to create high-performing teams capable of delivering the strategic vision, business outcomes and project objectives (time, cost, scope and stakeholder expectations). Many projects choose to overlook some roles and place more emphasis on others.  This results in one of the most common problems facing Higher Education Institutions and more broadly global IT change programmes and that is…. underestimation.

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Topics: Higher Education

The value of benchmarking in Australia's TAFEs: Identifying and addressing improvement opportunities.

Posted by Mat Kirby on March 11, 2019
Accurately identifying inefficiencies 

The words and the backdrop may differ, but the sentiment is largely the same across the world’s Post Secondary Education (PSE) systems – find out which parts of the organisation are less efficient and address those inefficiencies.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Skills, Training and Employability

What is it really like to be an apprentice?

Posted by Hannah Cutting on March 7, 2019

Since the 2017 introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, we have been delighted to welcome a host of apprentices to the business, we have apprentices working in across Tribal Group in HR, Benchmarking, Finance, Education Services and Higher Education.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability