AMOA consultancy: framing your digital education project

[Expert voice]

Published on November 13, 2020 by Laure - Updated on 14 mai 2024 à 11H36

The AMOA study is an essential step in securing upstream digital projects. Before you start drafting the specifications, it enables you to identify, formalize and prioritize your specific business needs in the education sector and the associated functionalities. It also enables you to estimate the time and cost of the project. You'll be able to draw on a wealth of advice to help you frame your digital education project in line with your business needs.

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5 tips for carrying out the AMOA study

1 - Formulate needs and identify desired Practices

The first stage of the AMOA study consists in meeting the various stakeholders in the project, whether decision-makers or business users in the Educational community.
These exchanges, in the form of workshops, individual interviews or online questionnaires, enable us to define needs and check that they are in line with the project vision.

2 - Prioritize needs and functionalities

During these discussions, the AMOA study gathers as much information as possible on needs and Practices, so as to associate functionalities with them and verify their relevance to users.
This involves prioritizing needs and functionalities. The result is a clear, controlled functional scope, and a project timeline. Priority requirements and functionalities can then be included in a first development batch, while those of lesser priority can be deferred.

3 - Sizing your digital project

At the end of the AMOA study, you have a list of functionalities and the time required to develop each of them.
You can then quickly assess whether the project dimensions imagined before the study are realistic or not.
The study will help you answer some essential questions:

  • Can all the desired specificities be developed in the allotted time?
  • Does my budget cover the entire scope of the project?
  • What should I prioritize to best meet business expectations?

4 - Identify the points to watch on the project

Of course, the study underlines the project's risks in terms of data transfer, functionalities, unfinished business issues, technological choices, etc.
Various scenarios can be envisaged to minimize these risks and propose the one that seems most relevant to the needs expressed by you and your Users. Throughout the AMOA study, Kosmos advises you on how to bring your digital project to fruition, while helping you to specify your business requirements for the education sector.

5 - Writing your specifications

The project management assistance study enables you to gather as much information as possible on needs and Practices, so as to associate functionalities with them and verify their relevance to users. Drawing up specifications and functional specifications enables you to identify all the elements that were not included in the initial scope of the project you had set yourself.
In this way, you can secure your specifications by checking that they match :

  • ambitions / budget,
  • functional and technical scope / User requirements.

This is the last step before launching your project.

AMOA education consulting: the Kosmos method for projects

As a EdTech member company, Kosmos has business expertise in the framing and management of digital projects related tohigher and secondary education (website, intranet, connected portals, registration portal, etc.) for over 20 years. We provide real support for your AMOA studies.

Consulting services for your studies AMOA consultancy service is based on Kosmos' business expertise in the education sector and on a proven methodology methodology.

Étude AMOA : la méthode de Kosmos
Étude AMOA : la méthode de Kosmos

ASteering Committee,made up of experts and decision-makers, provides a framework for the project and arbitrates on issues.

Auser groupsare formed by the project steering committee. These groups are at the heart of the AMOA approach, and are heard during workshops or interviews. Remote questionnaires are used to continue discussions outside the workshops. Workshops last a maximum of 2 hours.

Three complementary profiles are involved in the study:

  • A project manager / functional and business consultant who steers the study, leads workshops and meetings, drafts and presents the study's conclusions;
  • A UX/UI designer/art director, who takes part in all discussions to understand the User journey, and models it in a mock-up or wireframe;
  • A lead-dev / technical architect who analyzes the technical scenarios, the feasibility of developments and sizes the functionalities.

Here are the latest digital projects projects carried out by Kosmos:

  • EIGSI La Rochelle Registration / Re-registration Portal
  • Nantes University : registration / re-enrolment Portal
  • Overhaul of the PEC (Higher Education Skills and Experience Portfolio)
  • Université à l'essai" event Presentation and registration for courses open to High school students
  • Condorcet Campus Documentary Equipment Portal
  • Catholic Teaching in Brittany secondary identity directory
  • Nantes University Orientation : Educational counseling for high school students
  • Pyrénées-Orientales CountyChèques Restauration Solidarité (CRS) project to communicate directly with families via ENT
  • Principality of Monaco digital solution (SaaS) for managing school meals deployed for all Schools in the Principality, and information system urbanization initiative
  • CY University CY University: IDEX "CY Initiative of Excellence" project, a dedicated web portal to promote the actions implemented as part of the excellence initiative, in particular research projects.
  • Grand Est : Gesmat applicationdigital solution for efficient distribution and management of IT equipment in local high schools
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