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Page 1 of 15 Document title: InteropAbility Project Plan Last updated: 21 April 2011 InteropAbility Project Plan Project Information Project Identifier Project Title Interoperable Competences Framework Specification Project (InteropAbility) Project Hashtag Start Date 21 February 2011 End Date 8 July 2011 Lead Institution TAG Development..

InteropAbility Project Plan

Project Identifier

    Project Title Interoperable Competences Framework Specification Project

    (InteropAbility)

    Project Hashtag

    Start Date 21 February 2011 End Date 8 July 2011 Lead Institution TAG Developments, the web development division of BLi Education

    Ltd

    Project Director Matt Wingfield, Managing Director, TAG Developments Project Manager Alan Paull, APS Ltd

    Contact email alan@alanpaull.co.uk

    TAG Developments Partner Institutions APS Ltd

    MyKnowledgeMap Ltd

    Newcastle University

    The University of Nottingham

    Pebble Learning Ltd

    Project Webpage URL To be decided

    Programme Name eLearning Programme

    Programme Manager Lisa Gray, l.gray@jisc.ac.uk

Author(s) Alan Paull

    Project Role(s) Project Manager

    Date Filename 21 April 2011 InteropAbilityProjectPlan1.1.doc

    URL To be determined

    Access This document is for general dissemination.

    Version Date Comments 1.0 18 March 2011 First Release

    1.1 21 April 2011 Second Release: Change to para 1 to make it clear project is

    about exchange of info on structures.

    Slight change of some dates.

    Para 29 changed to OWFA 1.0 (from 0.9)

    Dissemination Plan updated

    Evaluation Plan updated.

    Page 1 of 15 Document title: InteropAbility Project Plan Last updated: 21 April 2011

Table of Contents

    Project Overview................................................................................................................................ 3 Project Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Objectives .................................................................................................................................................. 3

    Objective 1: Design goals and requirements............................................................................................ 3

    Objective 2: Common information model and initial draft specification ..................................................... 3

    Objective 3: Final specification ................................................................................................................ 3

    Objective 4: Dissemination and engagement ........................................................................................... 3 Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes ............................................................................................................ 4 Overall Approach ....................................................................................................................................... 4

    Methodology for creating the information model and draft specification .................................................... 4

    Scope ..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Critical Success Factors .......................................................................................................................... 7 Anticipated Impact ...................................................................................................................................... 7 Stakeholder Analysis .................................................................................................................................. 7 Related Projects ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Constraints ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Assumptions .............................................................................................................................................. 8 Overview of risk .......................................................................................................................................... 8 Standards .................................................................................................................................................. 9 Intellectual Property Rights ......................................................................................................................... 9 Project Resources ........................................................................................................................... 10 Project Partners ....................................................................................................................................... 10

    Consortium Agreement ......................................................................................................................... 10 Project Management ................................................................................................................................ 10 Detailed Project Planning ................................................................................................................. 11 Evaluation Plan to follow........................................................................................................................ 11 Quality Assurance .................................................................................................................................... 12 Dissemination Plan................................................................................................................................... 12 Exit and Embedding Plans........................................................................................................................ 13 Sustainability Plans .................................................................................................................................. 13 Appendix A. Project Budget ............................................................................................................. 14 Appendix B. Workpackages ............................................................................................................. 15

Page 2 of 15 Document title: InteropAbility Project Plan Last updated: 21 April 2011

    Project Overview

    Project Summary

    1. In the InteropAbility Project the consortium partners will develop and test a common information model and

    draft specification for competence structures to support individuals and organisations that need to exchange

    information about these structures. Building on earlier interoperability work, including the development of

    Leap2A and XCRI, the project’s main focus will be on the potential use of the draft specification in the

    partners’ e-portfolio tools. Partners will carry out and report on their prototyping work that will demonstrate the

    efficacy of the draft specification in the context of a range of use cases and scenarios relating to usage by

    consortium members.

    2. Working in consultation with CETIS and the wider stakeholder community the project will provide guidance

    and discussion of any issues that pose challenges for implementation. The project will engage with the

    stakeholder community and will disseminate its findings, so that the draft specification and the project’s other

    outputs can form the basis of further work on interoperability standards in this domain, and so that early

    adopters can make practical use of the model and specification for publication of competence structures in a

    common format.

    3. The project will be completed over the period late February 2011 to early July 2011. The partners collectively

    represent market leading ePortfolio products and tools, and use a wide range of competence structures. 4. The strategic aim of the project is to make it easier for learners, institutions and other organisations to

    exchange information about competence structures and learners’ information relating to them. This strategic

    aim includes the export of information about learner achievements in a common format for consumption by

    other systems, and it will be of great interest not only to vendors and higher education institutions, both groups

    strongly represented in the InteropAbility Consortium, but also to Sector Skills Councils, other awarding

    bodies, professional and statutory bodies, and other agencies, such as the Quality Assurance Agency for

    Higher Education (QAA) and the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

    Objectives

    5. The project’s objectives are for the partners to work closely together to develop a set of agreed outputs,

    building up from initial use cases and scenarios, through detailed requirements, to a common information

    model and an agreed draft specification.

    Objective 1: Design goals and requirements

    6. The project team will describe specific use cases and scenarios in order to:

    ; Specify and agree design goals and requirements quickly, with a deadline of 22 April.

    ; Ensure that an appropriate range of different uses of the competence specification will be covered,

    including usage in academic, vocational, professional and qualification based areas.

    Objective 2: Common information model and initial draft specification 7. A common information model that meets the demands of the design goals and requirements will be drafted,

    in tandem with an initial draft specification. The initial information model and specification will be completed

    by the end of April 2011. It will be concise and complete in its coverage of the problem space, but not detailed.