Work plan and methodology
The overall project work-plan is divided in five main thematic phases:
Phase 1 – Phase 1 aims to specify the requirements and specifications of the COncORDE platform and how it will fit with the current systems used by the domain experts across Europe and beyond.
Phase 2 – Technology research and system design (System modules implementation and integration): Phase 2 aims to transform the outputs of Phase 1 into the COncORDE architecture, framework and the COncORDE platform.
Phase 3 – Evaluation and trials: Phase 3 aims to test and validate the COncORDE platform against a series of evaluation criteria, use case scenarios and large scale pilots.
Phase 4 – Impact, Dissemination and Exploitation: Phase 4 aims to facilitate collaboration of relevant stakeholders along the process, to collect input from end-users in order to refine the platform development, to communicate the progress made and prepare the exploitation of COncORDE in European environment.
Phase 5 – Co-ordination and Project management: COncORDE will adopt an AGILE type approach to development which offers a good compromise between the traditional waterfall approaches where a project step must be complete before the next one can start and a RAD approach where an over-fragmented approach may damage the quality and integrity of the final outcome.