Project Start & End Dates
The project is implemented in three phases. During Phase I, user requirements are gathered and on the basis of these requirements, use cases are developed, quick wins are identified, scope for the technical work is determined. In Phase II, pilot solutions will be implemented and evaluated with user consultative group. Finally, during Phase III, complete user documentation is provided and service enhancements are deployed for the select areas of integration.
However, the project schedule is planned as follows:
Phase 1: Aug 1, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010
Phase 2: Nov 1, 2010 - Oct 31, 2011
Phase 3: Nov 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2012
As indicated above, these phases are to run as iterative cycles for any given integration package (e.g.: early advances in calendar integration would enable that service enhancement to proceed to development while, for example, groups and communities work remains at an earlier phase for further scoping.).
What We've Achieved So Far
By end of June, 2011, the Integration team has successfully completed the following project milestones:
- Research into the feasibility of developing various areas as a preliminary to integration of the two systems
- Significant consultation and testing has been carried out at events including WebLearn User Group, Groupware Programme Development Panel and SharePoint Early Adopters Show and Tell
- Use cases developed against (and with) local champions, who are currently using WebLearn
- Development of the first functionality is underway - as we provide Outlook users with the option of accessing a read-only copy of their WebLearn 'My Workspace' calendar
- Development is beginning on iCal event notification output from WebLearn, enabled for loading into Nexus calendars
- The two development items (above) result from user consultation and will form the basis of a demonstration for potential users - designed to elicit feedback - in June or July 2012)
Initial groundwork is underway to prepare for workflow design. Initial research and liaison has been carried out with the Groupstore project, ready for completion scheduled for a later project phase.