Presentation on theme: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Kuali Coeus Model Office at Indiana University 2011 Kuali Coeus User Conference March 29, 2011 Carey L. Conover Tracey."— Presentation transcript:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Kuali Coeus Model Office at Indiana University 2011 Kuali Coeus User Conference March 29, 2011 Carey L. Conover Tracey Levy Karen Shrode
Goals for Today’s Presentation Provide information and statistics about KC Model Office at Indiana University (IU) Discuss recruitment, communication, training, follow- up techniques, user feedback mechanisms, etc. Lessons learned
What is KC ‘Model Office’? Proposal and budget development environment populated with real IU data Closed system – safe environment Training platform for all IU staff to use the KC system
KC Model Office Goals Test drive the system (enter proposals, budgets, Grants.gov submissions) Provide feedback and identify issues Test and evaluate the training materials Document possible enhancements and customizations
KC Model Office: What does Success look like? Can we conduct business using the KC system? Can we accomplish this for ~80% of our business in Model Office? Can we identify and address the gaps that exist in the KC system?
Scope of KC Model Office KC Modules available: Model Office 1: Proposal Development Proposal Budget Model Office 2: Grants.gov
Training Environment Stable training environment (limited maintenance performed during MO) Separate KC environment maintained for continued development Technical support Developers attended training sessions when possible and maintained constant contact with trainers throughout MO period
Training Session Format Participants: OSP Staff (BL, IUPUI, six regional campuses) Department Administrators School of Medicine staff Format: (2) 2-hour training sessions: Session 1: Proposal Development Grants.gov (Model Office 2) Session 2: Proposal Budget
Training Materials Training Guides: Proposal Development Proposal Budget Requested that participants download on their own and bring to sessions Specific Training Scripts Scripts created and distributed for each specific audience
Participant Recruitment Solicited volunteers from various Departmental meetings Received names of individuals from Departmental leadership All OSP staff required to attend
Participant Requirements Two hours/week testing in Model Office Relay questions/issues to KC Feedback queue Utilize the Model Office Walk-In/Mobile Clinics Appropriate approvals granted from supervisors, directors, etc.
Communication and Feedback Techniques Listserv created Weekly e-mail to MO users detailing: Number of users in the system Recently reported issues and/or updates Friendly reminders to test! Two Jira queues created and maintained Queue specifically for user feedback Queue for issues, enhancements, customizations, etc.
Communication and Feedback Techniques (cont’d) Activated link in KC so users could quickly and easily submit feedback
Responded to users ASAP via email, phone or in person Feedback consisted of general KC or sponsor specific questions, potential gaps and issues For true issues, created Jira in second queue for follow-up/discussion with developers Documented all questions during MO trainings and feedback Jiras. Listed appropriate questions on OSP Frequently Asked Questions website
Summary and Lessons Learned Face-to-Face and virtual training sessions Multiple trainings; multiple site locations Importance of a variety of training options (eLearning, paper documentation, classroom setting, 24/7 access to materials) Create Scripts targeted for specific audiences Walk-In/Mobile clinics Communication, communication, communication Documentation of Jiras and FAQs
Summary and Lessons Learned (cont’d) OSP staff participation mainly limited to designated testing time AWAY from their desk Established weekly KC Testing Days for BL and IUPUI Provided critical information impacting our approach for Go-Live