AfricaSIF.org Trends 2011-2013 Project Management


PROJECT PHASES

Project Management
Research Launch
Framework - Design
Framework - Peer Review
Data ask
Data clean
Analysis
Peer review
Rework
Writing
Publication
Report Launch Events (Africa / Global) 
Report Marketing/Exposure
Project Summary
Project Close


 TIMELINE


UPDATE 14 - 28 September 2013: REVISED LAUNCH DATE

Based on progress, we have scheduled for the launch date 6 November 2013 adjacent the Thomson Reuters Trading Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa, with other launch events and webinar to follow. Check back to stay posted.






TIMELINE
Aug-12
19th Framework Design
24th Peer Review Framework
28th Framework Complete
30th Media Release
30th Data Ask Inception

Sep-12
Weekly meetings with partners
14th Data Clean Inception
27th Data Ask Close
27th Data Analysis Begins

Oct-12
4th Data Clean Ends
8th Analysis Peer Review
16th Analysis Re-Work
16th Draft 1 Ready
17th Peer Review Draft1
22nd Analysis Ends
25th Executive Summary Complete
26th Draft of Regional Report to Global SIF

Nov-12
5th Edit and Draft 2 ready
9th Deliver Draft
16th Final Feedback
19th Design and Publication

Dec-12
7th Publication Complete
8th Trends Report Launch
13th Report Marketing ensues

Jan-13
21st Project Close begins

Feb-13
3rd Project Summary
15th Project Close




ORIGINAL PROJECT TIMELINE

April 2012

    Launch of Project Concept
    Finalization of global SIFs framework
    Recruitment of Project Team and Project Partners/Sponsors

July 2012
  • Confirmation of sponsors/research team 
  • Confirmation of research project team
  • Project plan and protocols

August 2012
  • Worksession: question set and framework
  • Briefing to Partner Group 1
  • AfricaSIF.org launches primary research survey with partners
  • Media release
  • Begin secondary research review

September 2012
  • Begin data capture
  • Analysis begins
  • Report writing begins

October 2012
  • Writing Complete
  • Draft 1 ready
  • Peer review
  • Edit and Draft 2 ready
Oct 26
  • Draft regional Trends Reports be sent to Ian/SIO.

November 2012

  • Nov. 9
  • Ian/SIO (with help from Anders Nordheim) will write the draft global version of the Trends Report -- focusing on distinctive features of local markets.
  • Nov. 16
  • Local SIFs will provide final comments back to Ian.
  • Nov 19
  • Ian/SIO will send the final version to Louise O'Halloran/RIAA for design.
  • Nov. 21
  • Ian/SIO will draft a joint news release.
  • Nov. 28
  • SIFs will approve joint news release, and Ian will prepare with all logos.
 
December 2012
  • Dec. 3
  • Louise/RIAA will return the final design report for approval and signoff by SIFs.
  • Dec. 5
  • SIFs sign off on final report design.
  • Dec. 10
  • Louise/RIAA loads global report (in addition to local reports, if deemed appropriate) on to global website
  • Dec 11
  • Each SIF issues joint release locally, and handles local media

 

TIMELINE

22 April

  • Update note to partners

  • Editorial meeting 13 8pm SAST

29 April

  • Editorial meeting 14 8pm SAST

6 May

  • Editorial meeting 15 8pm SAST

  • Draft 0 sent to project team

  • 8 may - slidedeck 1 to peer reviewers

13 May

  • Draft 1 sent to peer reviewers

  • Slidedeck 1 feedback

20 May

  • Draft 1 feedback received

  • Slidedeck 2 to peer reviewers

27 May

  • Draft 2 to external reviewers

3 June

  • Draft 2 feedback received

  • Slidedeck 2 feedback received

10 June

  • Draft 3 final to designers

17 June

  • Draft 3 final from designers

  • Begin distribtuion

  • Post to AfricaSIF.org website