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The Aber-Bangor Strategic Alliance team

People, process and performance – a model for change in HE?

A project to bring the questions of people and performance together with lean methodologies has been developed by the Aber-Bangor Strategic Alliance with funding from the Innovation and Transformation Fund (ITF). The Alliance’s Chris Drew provides the first in a series of posts by the nine ITF-funded projects.

A guide to evidencing the benefits of business process improvement – University of Strathclyde

This guide describes how higher education institutions can evidence benefits of business process improvement. It outlines how to quantify benefits throughout a typical project life-cycle for process redesign / process modelling activities and demonstrates how to gather, record and communicate the information to allow for more accurate reporting of a project's impact.
Heather Lawrence, University of Strathclyde

Guide to evidencing the benefits of business process improvement launched

A range of ways to maximise the opportunities to evidence benefits of business process improvement are outlined in a guide published by the University of Strathclyde. Heather Lawrence explains more about how it can help higher education staff.
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Universities failing to evidence the benefits of business improvement, survey reveals

A recent survey by the University of Strathclyde reveals that universities are not successfully evidencing the benefits of business process improvement. Strathclyde's Heather Lawrence introduces the findings of the research.

The P3 Project – People, Performance and Process, Bangor University

A project to bring the questions of people and performance together with lean methodologies has been developed by the Aber-Bangor Strategic Alliance with funding from the Innovation and Transformation Fund.
Heather Lawrence, University of Strathclyde

How do you demonstrate the success of efficiency projects?

The University of Strathclyde is gathering information about how higher education practitioners demonstrate the success of their business improvement projects. The university’s business improvement manager Heather Lawrence explains how you can help.

Nine projects to create ‘transformational change’ funded by LFHE

Nine universities across the UK have won funding from the Leadership Foundation for projects designed to bring about transformational change in higher education.

Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) enrolment starts 28 April

The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) is back! Starting on 28 April 2014 you will be able to participate in this free online course designed to help you better understand ways to use Learning Technology for teaching, learning and assessment.

National Academic Workload Management Conference – 12 December 2013

The aim of the conference, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation, is to share Academic Workload Management knowledge and experience with the sector. Several universities, as well as the Leadership Foundation and KPMG, will report on their observations and involvement with the project. UWE will share information and talk about the challenges which the University has faced with its own model and system. Date and timings: Thursday 12 December 2013 – Registration at 09:30 for 10:00 start (UK Local time). Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol.

Strategic Sourcing in Higher Education – Survey

Senior managers involved in strategic sourcing decisions within UK higher education institutions are invited to participate in a HEFCE and Leadership Foundation funded research project....