Week 4 Admin processes exercise 1

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When carrying out my dissertation project I was required to use a specific R package. This package was new to the field of geobiography and so was created using the latest update of R studios. Unfortunately my university computers and systems had an older version of R. This I did not realise for a number of days, during which I had searched high and low for said package resulting in a lot of stress.

Tamsin Harper

Ecologist, GBa&e

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Go to the profile of Ana Di Pangracio
7 months ago

A couple of times I have produced reports for donors using a template that was not the updated one. The new version had changed quite a lot and I sort of had to the work all over again.

That has also happened a couple of times with forms to submit to the bank. Bad communication with the Finance Area led to completing old forms and not updated versions :s

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
7 months ago

Thanks for sharing Ana, this sounds frustrating as it wasted your time. Have you got a system in place now for reducing the likelihood of this happening again? 

Go to the profile of Ana Di Pangracio
7 months ago

Well, we made sure to ask the donor at the beginning of each year if the report template from the previous year was still valid. And the same with the bank forms before proceeding. We adjusted our very simple internal process management guide in that sense. 

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
7 months ago

Thanks for sharing Tasmin, how frustrating!