Preparing For The Future: Making the Case (Day 2 D2)

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Slides on "Making the Case" for a workshop session on "Preparing For The Future" at the ELAG 2014 conference in Bath on 11-12 June 2014. For further information see


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Preparing for the Future!:

Preparing for the Future ! A workshop at the ELAG 2014 conference on 11-12 June 2014 facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis , University of Bolton, UK Slides available under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY) 1 D2 : Preparing for the Future: Making The Case (Group Exercise)

Important to You – But What Are The Next Steps?:

Important to You – But What Are The Next Steps? You have identified technologies / technology-related areas which you feel will be important in your area of work. Next steps: Identify the implications of the technologies Assess the associated risks Make a case to senior management for further related work 2

A Planning Template (1):

A Planning Template (1) From the Hyperlinked Library MOOC Planning template used in assignment 2: Goals/Objectives for the technology Action Brief Statement : Convince ______ that by _______ they will ________ which will ________ because _______. Mission, Guidelines & Policy Funding considerations Evaluation … 3 Acknowledgements to Michael Stephens and Kyle Jones

A Planning Template (2):

A Planning Template (2) The Need to Explicitly Address Risks From “ Risks and Opportunities Framework for Exploiting the Social Web ” by Kelly & Oppenheim : Summarise risks Summary risks of not adopting technology Summarise strategies for minimising (or accepting) risks Document biases and prejudices Evidence base 4

Group Exercise:

Group Exercise You have an opportunity make a case to a senior management need which has funding to explore innovative technologies. In your groups: Select one of the technologies identified previously Prepare a case for funding based on the templates Give a presentation of < 5 minutes Note only one submission can be funded! 5 Example of use of this methodology available on post on “ Assignment 2: Emerging Technology Planning ” on Hyperlinked Library MOOC


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