How do you roll out a system in a highly decentralized organization that aims for consistency and uniformity in data?
Almost 27,000 students from more than 140 different countries study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Hague, Delft and Zoetermeer. The range of education is impressive, yet the motto is the same everywhere: Let’s change. You. Us. The world.
How do you eat an elephant? The approach we have chosen can easily be compared with the only correct answer to this question: piece by piece. A completely step-by-step implementation was therefore chosen. We worked in small, iterative steps towards large, scalable results.
We started with a small Proof of Concept (POC) to see whether there were any opportunities for improvement in the existing education preparation process. There certainly were.
This POC also showed a willingness to experiment. This also involved a risk: if it turned out to be insufficient, the result would be thrown away. Still, it was worth considering. We then included a small number of study programs in the digitization of the education preparation process. The enthusiasm of these courses is contagious and we want to build on this enthusiasm next year. Step-by-step.
Despite the fact that there are still (consciously chosen) process differences (fully supported by AscMe) between different programs and faculties, the end result is always a uniform way of recording the educational program of a faculty.