A Two Page Guide to Implementing XCRI-CAP

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					           A Two Page Guide to Implementing XCRI-CAP



XCRI-CAP implementation in your organisation will be specific to your circumstances. This
 brief guide is an overview of the steps to consider when planning your XCRI-CAP project.




           Know your                  Know XCRI-                    Get access to
            systems                   CAP model &                     relevant
          & processes                   benefits                    technologies




                                       Set aims &
                                       objectives




             Obtain                      Design
          resources &                   changed
             buy-in                    processes




                                                      Transform &
                                                      map data to
                                                         XCRI




                                        Pilot the
                                       processes




                                      Confirm and
                                          test
                                       processes




                                       Implement



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A Two Page Guide to Implementing XCRI-CAP

   Item                                                                 Check?
   Review systems & processes using the XIM XCRI readiness templates.     
   Document processes.                                                    
   Identify relevant data sources (inputs).                               

   Get information about XCRI-CAP.                                        

   Get support if needed.                                                 

   Review benefits of XCRI implementation.                                

   Check each type needed, for example XML, Web Services, database
   management, data analysis, transformation and mapping, software        
   development. Refer to XCRI wiki for technical details if needed.

   Output for main website?                                               
   Output for other internal sources?                                     
                rd
   Output for 3 parties (learndirect, UCAS, others)?                      
   Define types of publishing service.                                    
   Identify funding sources.                                              
   Identify required staff.                                               
   Identify required ICT systems.                                         
   Sign off resource allocations.                                         
   Obtain buy-in from relevant managers.                                  
   Involve operational staff.                                             
   Decide on appropriate model, including likely recipients.              
   Define needed activities, staff & objects.                             
   Design interfaces to other processes.                                  

   Design transformation and mapping to XCRI-CAP.                         

   Carry out testing & iteration where needed.                            

   Test the changed processes end-to-end.                                 

   Confirm that valid XCRI-CAP is produced (use aggregator).              

   Confirm outputs are acceptable to recipients.                          

   Carry out testing of end-to-end processes.                             

   Iterate where needed.                                                  

   Confirm implementation plan with all staff.                            

   Implement solution.                                                    

   Test solution.                                                         
   Make solution live.                                                    

				
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