Author Archives: robmoores

About robmoores

Practice & Innovation Manager at a leading UK retailer, with an interest in service orientation, whether applied to IT or business.

STAR-Trak becomes a SOAP Opera !

The JISC Activity Data project may be completed, but STAR-Trak lives on! We have also been involved in another JISC programme – Flexible Service Delivery (FSD) and have just completed our SOAP Opera 2 project. SOAP Opera 2 has enabled … Continue reading

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Final post

Description of the project deliverables and links to each item. This section contains a summary of everything we have produced during the project that may be of interest to others. Overview of STAR-Trak:NG: this is a short pdf’d PowerPoint highlighting … Continue reading

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Wins and fails (lessons along the way)

There have been many lessons learned during the project – and we would like to share these openly in the hope that others can shortcut our learning. We did not appreciate the gap in functionality that existed between what we … Continue reading

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Licensing and reuse of software and data

Software: The STAR-Trak application has been developed in PHP (using the CodeIgniter framework) with an Oracle database at the back end. We took some advice early on from OSS Watch as we wanted to keep open the potential for releasing … Continue reading

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Technical Architecture of STAR-Trak

One of our aims in developing STAR-Trak is to make it as easy as possible for other educational institutions to implement it. As a result the technology solution comprises: Development: •PHP – A server side scripting language, which is fast, … Continue reading

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Useful and usable – now to get it used !

There’s a saying that for an application to add value it has to be useful, usable and used. Our requirements gathering involved teaching staff from the Faculties and Personal Tutor network, administratve staff from registry services and student support services, … Continue reading

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Requirements management

Time at last to catch up with blogging about STAR-Trak ! First of all, the project is in a healthy state and on track. It’s been a quiet time in some respects as the development team works its way through … Continue reading

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