Annual Report Item Management
Alberta Learning produces an Annual Report on the
Ministry Business Plan. It includes more than 40 performance measures and
the financial performance of over 100 reporting entities.
The production process was centralized, labour-intensive and
paper-based, making it vulnerable to errors and inefficiencies.
The Annual Report Item Management System was created to replace the
existing process with a distributed on-line process.
The new system was developed and implemented under a non-negotiable
|To meet the Annual Report's preparation
timelines, a multi-disciplinary team was coordinated and led by Alberta
Learning, including members from Alberta Learning and Sierra Systems
Consultants, Inc., from the private sector.
Project tasks included developing a business case
to justify undertaking this initiative, conducting a business needs
analysis, determining client needs and converting these needs to Business
Requirements and Function Design Specifications. Using issues, risk and change management techniques coupled
with frequent project status reviews the new system was provided for
client use by staff in three locations in time for preparation of the 2001
Annual Report. The project
was completed on time and within estimated project cost.
The system is in place to use for the Annual Report and other
reports in future years.
||Leo De Amaral