Author Archives: Andrew Stewart

About Andrew Stewart

Lover of education, technology and productivity methodologies. I'm currently working across a broad range of Jisc initiatives. You can find out more about me here: http://about.me/andystew

Webinar review: Applying Enterprise Architecture

In this webinar Staffordshire University and the University of Bolton provide an overview of how they’ve applied Enterprise Architecture (EA) techniques within their organisations. Ray Reid (Senior Learning Development Specialist, staffordshire University) focuses on using EA to transform the management of external examiners, whilst Stephen Powell (Reader in Inquiry-based Learning, University of Bolton) talks through a … Read more

Managing Change

“Change is endemic in the education sector” I doubt anyone could disagree with that statement. There certainly wasn’t anyone at today’s workshop that disagreed. External regulations; legislation; funding changes; competition; doing more with less (or the same); new technology; new staff; and new ideas are just a small sample of some of the drivers for … Read more

Get critical: achieving senior buy-in for Business Intelligence implementation

The challenge(s) There can be few organisations that have yet to wake up to the inherent value of having strong market and business intelligence (BI) at its fingertips. On the face of it, therefore, obtaining buy-in from your senior management team should be a walk in the park. It is frequently the case, however, that … Read more

Modelling Bash – University of Sheffield

Today’s modelling bash was a get together of JISC funded projects (and others) to explore the use of Archi to develop Enterprise Architecture (EA) models. Modelling Bashes are self-organised events, so my attendance was very much a one of fact-finding and knowledge sharing. Ian Anderson (Coventry University) introduced the day before enquiring the main reasons … Read more

Getting to know about Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI): Evidence-based decision-making and the processes that gather, present, and use that evidence base. It can extend from providing evidence to support potential students’ decisions about whether to apply for a course, through evidence to support individual faculty/department and staff members, teams and departments, to evidence to support strategic decisions for the whole institution. … Read more