Technology Programme: Progress to Dec 2015

  • Formed an IT Steering Committee
  • Created shared secure project working environment – a SharePoint “Team Site”
  • Enabled a video-conferencing tool for the project and chaired  meetings for the  study investigators
  • Completed Needs Analysis for each Work Programme
  • Created live, development and staging websites
    • Live http://www.neighbourhoodsanddementia.org/
    • Development http://www.ndrpdev.nursing.manchester.ac.uk/
  • Created Twitter account @nbdem
  • Created template pages for each Work Programme and enabled staff to update their own pages and create and edit posts on the study website
  • Held detailed Requirements Gathering meetings with Work Programme 7 to determine how we can provide an application to carry out their research
  • Assisted Work Programmes in populating their template web pages. This was achieved by a range of means. From some we were given raw content which we then processed to a standard suitable for the website. One Work Programme was able to use the help materials we produced to edit their  own pages  – which we hope more will be able to do in future.
  • Held a detailed Requirements Gathering meeting with Work Programme 4 to determine how we can provide an application to carry out their research. We have decided on a timetable for the work and when a prototype app will be delivered for evaluation.