Scenarios for ict plan development


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Scenarios for ict plan development

  1. 1. Scenarios for ICT plan development author: Eric Kluijfhout,   This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA.  
  2. 2. Scenarios for ICT plan development Dr Eric Kluijfhout Workshop on ICT Policy Development, May 4-8 2009, Arba Minch University & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  3. 3. core process: teaching/ learning, research, extension support processes student services HRM accoun-ting Library services facilit. manag. tactical management strategic management institutional processes resources outputs students staff funds facilities information graduates new knowledge
  4. 4. ICT building Technical infrastructure Knowledge infrastructure Organizational infrastructure ICT infrastructure platform HRM mail SIS LIS FIS Applications platform
  5. 5. Plans at national and institutional level ? ? ? ? ? National Social and Economic Policy Plan(s) National ICT Policy Plan National HE Policy Plan HE Sector ICT Policy Plan HE Sector ICT Master Plan Sector ICT Project Plan Institutional Strategic Plan (e.g. BPR T&L chpt. 1,2)  ICT Policy Plan ICT Master Plan Inst. Master Plan (e.g. BPR T&L chpt. 3,4,5,6) Sector ICT Project Plan Sector ICT Project Plan Inst. ICT Project Plan Inst. ICT Project Plan
  6. 6. Scenario 1: Target audience = AMU implementers <ul><li>Combine IPP and Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 20-30% of effort on IPP/IMP formulation </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 70-80% of effort on Project Plans formulation </li></ul><ul><li>Make separate Project Plans for for example : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library & information services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most time will probably be spent on clarifying : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what the user departments re. 1-8 want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what they will be able to do – their absorbtion capacity for ICT </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Scenario 2: Target audience = donors <ul><li>Spend 50% of effort on IPP formulation </li></ul><ul><li>50% on Master Plan and Project plans </li></ul><ul><li>Content of IPP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>extensive context information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solid analysis of opportunities and threats in the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reference to BPR process + realistic assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clear structuring of actual ICT topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conclude with priorities – consistent with the analysis! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate what AMU will do anyway, and for what you may require external support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Form of IPP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>main document max 15 pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>details in annexes </li></ul></ul>