Project plan

Project plan

Work package Title Contractor Person months
WP1 System specification LU-ESRI 22.5
WP2 Model and algorithms DAMTP 139
WP3 System development KSPT 95
WP4 System validation NPI 29.5
WP5 Assessment and evaluation LU-ESRI 9.5
WP6 Dissemination and exploitation NR 38.5
WP7 Project managment NR 30

The project structure follows a state-of-the-art approach verified in numerous projects for research and development of technology. The project is composed of the following technical work packages:

1.  System specification
2.  Models and algorithms
3.  System development
4.  System validation
5.  Assessment and evaluation

These components are in general consecutive, except for Assessment and evaluation and System validation. The basic methodology, that does not already exist, is developed in Models and algorithms. System development is at pre-selected stage of development investigated by actions from Assessment and evaluation in order to make necessary course corrections during the development and implementation. These corrections are based on concise knowledge about the user needs and requirements determined within the System specification work package. The tasks within the work packages on System specification and System development will be carried out following an incremental development process model in order to assure successful outcome. Following the completion of the development, System validation takes place with full geographical coverage and involving the whole network of databases.

In addition to the five system-development related work packages, there are two more components:

6.  Dissemination and exploitation
7.  Project management

Dissemination and exploitation will ensure that the user groups are continuously informed about the project development and results. This activity generates interest among users and, therefore, supports the exploitation that will prepare the deployment of the system. Some concrete exploitation activities has been defined in order to assure successful operational use of the system after the project. Project management is running through the project lifetime and ensures a co-ordinated and concerted approach towards the project objectives in addition to carrying out day-to-day management duties.

The project's major components are organised into work packages (numbered WP 1 - WP 7). Each work package is composed of tasks (below), which here is defined as a logical and consistently manageable work unit. The tasks are numbered T, where tn is the task number and wp is the work package where the task is located. When possible and logical, a task with a lower task number is carried out before a task with a higher number. In a similar way, a task is composed of a set of actions. Actions are numbered in the same way (A, where am is action number m within WP wp).