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Strategy and project management

The planning, organisation and monitoring of ICT-based projects, focusing upon issues such as data security, risk analysis and system usability.

See the tabs in the box at the bottom for a list of People and Projects using this category of method at Oxford. The category comprises the subheadings below; click on the expand button next to each one to see a list of detailed methods, with definitions taken from arts-humanities.net. The links on each individual method take you to the national list of related projects there.

Documentation : The thorough documentation of an information system's design is vital to its sustainability. Programming code can swiftly become akin to a cryptic crossword, and a professional programmer will always ensure that the clues needed to decipher the code are i
General project management : The organisation, coordination, monitoring and adaptation of systems development tasks and resources, usually in tandem with a documented project plan which may incorporate elements of one or more ICT project management methodologies.
Iterative design : Relates to the concept of releasing versions of a design, based on a cycle of prototyping (or initialisation), testing, analysing and refining a product or process. Iterative design is commonly used in the development of human computer interfaces.
Risk management : A two-step process to analyse the risks inherent in the development of an information system, then develop strategies to mitigate them, depending upon their likely impact. The risk management process should minimise spending, but maximise the reduction o
Strategic management : Input into networking, coordination, strategic planning, and the legal/ financial elements of digital humanities.
System quality assurance and code testing : The term Quality Assurance refers to methods used to test and improve the production process and the quality, security, suitability, maintainability and reliability of a product or system, which take place during its design and manufacture, and prior to i
Preservation : The main objective of digital preservation is to ensure that data continues to remain accessible, even if the original operating environment, encoding format or other dependency is rendered obsolete. This goes beyond the simple long term storage of data t
Security planning : System security exists at many levels, on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. Network security includes the provision of adequate infrastructure to protect the network and its resources from unauthorised access, such as hackers or m
Version control : Version control can also be referred to as ‘revision control’, ‘source control’, or ‘(source) code management’ (SCM). The term refers to the management and control of features and changes made to software throughout the life cycle of an ICT project.
Accessibility analysis : Accessibility involves designing a computer system to allow all users equal access to the information contained within it and the benefits it provides. Since the introduction of the final element of the Disability Discrimination Act in late 2004, equa
Human factors analysis : The 'human factors' of a computing system covers two main areas: the first is the social impact that the system will have, while the second concerns the relationship that the system's users will have with it.
Prototyping : A prototype is a model of a new system or product. It is often used as part of the <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/data_analysis/design_analysis">design</a> process in order to explore alternatives, test theories and confirm performance prior to
Usability analysis : The &quot;usability&quot; of a computer system is literally its &quot;ease of use&quot;: how well it conveys information about its purpose and the methods available for users to achieve their goals. The term can also encompass the standards and guideli
Projects (38)
APGRD - Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama Classical Languages Felix Budelmann
Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence from the Romance languages Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty John Charles Smith
BEAM Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas
Bodleian First Folio Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Pip Willcox
Centre for Anthropology and Photography Pitt Rivers Museum Christopher Morton
Centre for the Study of Early Music (CSEM) Music Faculty Julia Craig-McFeely
Cognitive Underpinnings of Reading Handwritten Scripts: Investigating Variations for Applications in Digital Palaeography (CURHSIVA-DP) Oxford e-Research Centre Ségolène Tarte
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative Griffith Institute Jacob Dahl
Cutting Edge: Revealing hidden stories in a cross-cultural collection of arms and armour : 2006-08 Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Digital Asset Management at the Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology Haas Ezzet
Digital.Humanities@Oxford Oxford e-Research Centre David Robey
Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation: Understanding and Recording the Process of Interpreting Cultural and Historical Artefacts Oxford e-Research Centre Ségolène Tarte
European Networking Resources and Information Concerning Cultural Heritage (ENRICH) Project IT Services James Cummings
futureArch project Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas
IJDDiP (Intute/ JISC Digitisation Dissemination Project) IT Services James A J Wilson
Imaging Papyri at Oxford Classics Faculty Dirk Obbink
Imaging Roman Stilus Tablets Ancient History Alan Bowman
Intute IT Services James A J Wilson
Jane Austen's holograph fiction manuscripts: a digital and print resource English Faculty Jenny McAuley
Open Scholarly Communities on the Web Oxford e-Research Centre Paolo D'Iorio


People (98)
Aileen Mooney Research Development Officer History Faculty
Alan Bowman Principal of Brasenose College Ancient History
Alexander Huber Digital Librarian Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
Alexandra Franklin Project Coordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book at University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
Alison Roberts Curator for European and Early Prehistoric Collections, Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
Amanda Flynn Digital Editor Digital Collections Development
Andy Davies IT Manager Philosophy Faculty
Avril Cameron Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History Classics Faculty
Bjarke Frellesvig Professor of Japanese Linguistics Oriental Studies Faculty
Bryan Ward-Perkins Lecturer in History, Oxford University History Faculty
Charles Crowther University Research Lecturer Ancient History
Chris Wingfield Researcher Pitt Rivers Museum
Christopher Brown Director of the Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
Damon Strange IT Project Manager ICT Support Team
Daniel Burt Part-Time ICT Officer at The Khalili Research Centre, and Freelance IT Consultant/Developer Oriental Studies Faculty
Dave Price Head of Systems and e-Research Service (SERS) Systems and e-Resources
David De Roure Professor of e-Research Oxford e-Research Centre
David Norbrook Merton Professor of English Literature English Faculty
David Robey Digital Humanities Consultant Oxford e-Research Centre
David Tomkins Curator of Digital Research Data Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services