The Planning Office
The Planning Office supports the strategic and operational planning of the University’s academic and support sections (functional areas), and spearheads and brokers management information to support departmental and institutional decision-making. The core emphasis of the Planning Office is on the achievement of functional area outcomes (longer-term objectives). Outcome-based project planning and management, combined with outcomes measurement can improve intra-organisational alignment and synergy, improve data collection on outcomes, improve data-informed decision-making, improve learning and knowledge management, improve resource allocation, set priorities and focus, improve monitoring evaluation and reporting, and improve benchmarking and continuous improvement. To facilitate the above, two major tools used and managed by the Planning Office are SPOMS V2 (Strategic Plan Online Monitoring System) and DIBS (Dashboard & Business Intelligence System).