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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

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

Launching your college app: tips from the world of social media

Posted by Hannah Cutting on March 4, 2019

We know that students want an easy and familiar way to communicate with their fellow students and tutors, through our research into students’ communication preferences. You may have heard that in-house apps are paving the way forward in communication within UK universities and colleges, in the form of private social media apps. Once an institution has invested in an app, they have the daunting task of getting hundreds, if not thousands of students to engage with the new tool. Here’s some tips we’ve identified through researching some of the biggest and best social media apps and accounts, to help make your in-house social media app launch and adoption a success.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Modelling the impact of changing enrolment patterns in post-secondary education

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 28, 2019

Many OECD countries currently face falling domestic enrolments. Universities have been able to successfully prop their numbers up by looking to the international student market for a number of years, but there is increased concern about an unsustainable over-reliance on international students.  

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

Improving financial performance and mitigating risk in post-secondary restructures

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 25, 2019

Post-secondary education systems regularly change as a result of new government policy, or the introduction of initiatives to tackle under-performance in student outcomes or financial terms. 

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

Beyond software: bringing more to our customer implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 21, 2019

Partnering with institutions to deliver successful IT change programmes means more to Tribal than supplying the software. Tribal provides the right solutions and thought leadership to ensure your programme is successful and is the only partner that has a full delivery methodology toolkit covering:

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Topics: Higher Education

Ensuring success: Insights into rapid software implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 18, 2019

Thankfully, gone are the days of five-year Student Information System (SIS) implementations.  The drive for competitive advantage, and the need for faster benefit realisation, means there is a growing trend of customers demanding a more rapid and agile approach to both software development and project delivery.

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Topics: Higher Education