327. Sections 1-6 have described the principles needed, and explored the processes required, in order for Oxford to move into a new era for ICT. Assuming acceptance of the Plan by the University, the implementation of the ICT Strategic Plan will occur in Phase 2 of the ICT Strategy, as outlined in this section.
P36. Careful planning and commitment from across Oxford is required to make the step change from agreeing the principles of the ICT Strategic Plan to taking forward the implementation in Phase 2.
P37. Implementation of the ICT Strategic Plan will require new procedures, new coordination, and new prioritisations to be agreed.
R37. Subject to recommendation by Council to proceed, after the forthcoming period of consultation, make preparations for implementation of the ICT Strategic Plan.
328. The ICT Strategic Plan, as presented in the previous sections of this document, establishes the principles needed for Oxford to move into a new era of ICT infrastructure, provision, decision making, priorities and support.
330. Oxford’s devolved ICT structure offers the best functionality and service for its users, but it is complex and needs coordination and organisation to deliver the most cost-effective and best-quality results.
331. An ICT Budget and Priority Plan detailing proposed expenditure and capital investment, has been developed, and a process defined by which this plan will be refined, offering Oxford the opportunity to debate and agree University ICT priorities (for the first time).
332. The ICT Budget and Priority Plan, with approximate University expenditure included for illustrative purposes, has shown the approximate central ICT investment which will need to be made over the next 5 years.
335. A ‘Coordinated Decision Making’ structure has been proposed which provides the framework within which the ICT Budget and Priority Plan can be refined, ICT priorities can be agreed, and ICT can be managed effectively. A new post of Director of ICT has been shown to be essential to provide leadership and coordination.
341. Existing and proposed ICT projects will be appraised. Cost benefit analyses, and risk analyses61, will be undertaken. In some cases the cost associated with doing nothing will be evaluated.
|Phase 2 Activities||When|
|Create ICT Strategy Implementation Plan||Mid ‘07|
|Establish ICT CDM Structure||Mid ‘07|
|Create permanent Director of ICT Post||Mid ‘07|
|Appoint positions on the PRAC ICT Sub-Committee. (ICT S/c62)||In time for MT '07|
|Determine whether Oxford has the skills required for Phase 2 and act accordingly||Mid ‘07|
|Analyse currently-funded ICT projects – do cost benefit and risk analyses (where required)||Mid ‘07|
|Create Project Boards for new ICT pilots and projects (see below for specific examples)||Mid ‘07|
|Launch project to deliver wireless across Oxford||MT ‘07|
|Specify key performance indicators for ICT||MT ‘07|
|Measure ROI, terminate unsatisfactory ICT services||MT ‘07|
|Investigate VAL IT63as means of ensuring optimal ICT governance||MT ‘07|
|Start project to deliver Single Directory Service||MT ‘07|
|Start project to develop mobile computing plan and implementation||MT ‘07|
|Start to measure change of key performance indicators with time||Late ‘07|