Web CMS and University Web Teams Part II – the Never Ending Story? [B2]


The University of Bradford Web CMS project began in October 2005 and by the time IWMW 2008 happens we will have purchased our Web CMS and have a new University Web Team in place (just!).

Crumbs – that’s taken a long time,” you may say! Well, yes – but we know that by the end of the project we will have a Web CMS that suits our organisational needs and is welcomed and accepted by the users, as well as a new resource to assist the University of Bradford in taking its Web presence forward – the University Web Team.

So how did we do it? Following on from last year’s IWMW 2007 session (People, Processes and Projects – How the Culture of an Organisation can Impact on Technical System Implementation) we will give some insight into why we think our project has continued to be successful – detailing the hurdles we met along the way and how we overcame them – and imparting the knowledge that we have learnt during the project which can help you take your organisation with you and enable you to implement a huge change management project successfully. Hint – it’s all about the people!

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Have an understanding of ‘change management’ and the implications for the integration of new technologies within existing organisational and IT infrastructures
  • Have a clear understanding of ‘user-community’ and other stakeholder engagement in practice
  • Be able to identify the potential ‘enablers’ and ‘blockers’ of any change management project within their institution
  • Have an understanding of specific project management techniques and when to use them appropriately

In order to plan and run a successful CMS project from business analysis and external research, to tender and procurement and finally our ambitions for implementation and roll-out.