SLO is the national expertise center for curriculum development. For the expertise center, the website fulfils an important channel to the different target groups. SLO was looking for a new, user-friendly web content management system and adaptation of the websites to the organizational strategy. That is why GriDD was asked to:
In order to get a good picture of the requirements and wishes, we conducted user research through interviews and workshops with the primary target group of SLO, but also with internal stakeholders and external partners.
With insights from the user research we created concepts, wireframes and high-level visual designs. These have been iteratively sharpened to come to a design that fits the strategic vision of the organization.
Because the SLO needed a project leader who could unburden the organization, who oversees both the technical aspects, but also the strategic and process side, we perform project management ad-interim.
SLO is an organization in transition, with an ever sharper focus on target groups and offering added value for these groups. In addition to the “hard” results, such as a set of requirements for the European tender, the project also contributed to the underlying process and culture change. Precisely because of the customer-oriented approach of the project and the focus on what information helps clients to be effective, the project fits perfectly into the transition that SLO is going through. The list of results therefore goes beyond purely a technology selection:
It was already clear that this was a complex project, in which a broad group of stakeholders had to be involved and at the same time smart technical choices had to be made. That challenge appealed to us enormously. It is precisely because we combine different skills in our team (from GriDDers and people from our external network) that we can operate on the cutting edge of people and technology, while taking into account the strategic direction of the SLO.
An external consultant, with experience in similar complex projects, is getting a knowledge-intensive organization like SLO better in motion. The approach in which both our target groups and the internal stakeholders are actively involved helped to come up with a concept that enables us to express ourselves effectively as an expertise center. It is important for SLO to provide information to many different target groups about the compulsory learning path frameworks and ways to implement them in education. Precisely by providing overview and to show consistency we help school leaders and teachers with curriculum development.
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