Well I’m glad that everyone else is better at blogging than me…
My excuse is that AMOSSHE has been snowed under with getting ready for, and being at, last week’s annual conference. We had a rolling presentation in the lobby area for all three days of the conference, which included some information about the ELLA project. I took quite a few questions about it, and people are really pleased to see us getting involved in work that will move the sector forward.
I am really interested in this project because:
- I got to introduce the team at UEL to my obsession with planning in a recent meeting - post its, flip charts, and coloured pens ahoy!
- it is unique amongst the other pilots, as it looks at the rollout of an IT system long anticipated. The change management, cultural issues, and horizon scanning aspects will (we hope) be quite different to those pilots starting out. Together, I think all the pilots will give a great view of the real challenges of embedding Work-With-IT at all stages of working with IT in different services
- the system being rolled out is one so often called for by our members – something to bring appointment booking into the 21st century. If doctors surgeries can do it, why can’t we? Living through it with someone else will help all of our universities to better understand the real implications of this assumption
If I were wearing a hat, I would raise it to Kirstie who is on the coal face rolling out the software to the advisors at UEL.
Looking forward to hearing more about all the pilots