The first phase of an important transformation project has been completed. This work involved a Rapid Scoping exercise that focused on the management of data within NEL. It has set the lab on course for long-term improvements in the way it manages, controls, uses and make its knowledge accessible.
“The purpose of the project was to highlight challenges and summarise priorities and options for improvement,” says Operations Director, Mark Roscoe. “Overall I am seeking to develop a new platform that will maximise the potential for how we use our data and knowledge for engineering and science”.
The Rapid Scoping exercise was carried out by London-based digital consultancy Methods, who were engaged in November 2017. The exercise used key stakeholder interviews to get information.
NEL’s people, processes and systems were all assessed. The team from Methods explored the core business processes and the extent to which they are fit for purpose. They also highlighted key process issues for review.
This work is part of an ongoing project. The next step will involve a meeting with the National Physical Laboratory to look at their approaches and platforms for knowledge management and sharing best practice elsewhere.
Since its establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way public sector operates in the UK. Its mission is to help safeguard public-facing services and apply digital thinking to make sure the future of public services is centered around citizens.
For more details, contact Mark Roscoe.