- Case Studies
Jhpiego Corporation (hereinafter “Jhpiego”) is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families.
The Training Information Monitoring System (TIMS®) was originally a Microsoft Access™ database application used to track and monitor training.
WebFirst worked with Jhpiego to document and analyze requirements for a redeveloped TIMS. In TIMS, each person’s skills, qualifications and current place of work are stored, along with courses taken, courses taught and competencies achieved and maintained. In the standard form, TIMS tracks the subsequent training results over time. The training events cover areas such as HIV interventions, malaria prevention and maternal child health.
WebFirst’s work with TIMS involved a top-to-bottom revamping of requirements and prototyping for a completely new system. Via our proven, standard requirements process, WebFirst involved multiple stakeholders, including Jhpiego management, Jhpiego Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff, Global Training, and country officers in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and India. WebFirst developed a very flexible data model based on the various stakeholder requirements. The data model reflects requirements from trainers, M&E staff, management and donors.
WebFirst worked with various stakeholders to create “buy-in” with respect to redesigning and redeveloping the TIMS system. By involving several stakeholders in gathering and developing requirements for prototyping, WebFirst was able to achieve consensus for some of the most innovative features of the system.
This contract included requirements analysis, database design and a clickable prototype developed in Drupal 7.