Author Archives: Rob Stillwell

Designing a process with the Pineapple Tool

This video provides a concise demonstration of how to create a simple process using the Pineapple tool created by the JISC funded Pineapple Project. The example process used is intentionally simple – doing an office tea run. It demonstrates the simplicity and flexibility of the tool and its potential to be used for other purposes. This [...]

Pineapple Project Overview Video

We’ve put together a short video providing an overview of the project and a demonstration of the PINEAPPLE tool.

PINEAPPLE – the final report day…

Well after a couple of months bringing everything together we are finally at the end of the project. The final and completion reports are just finished and will be submitted later today. You can view the final report here: To celebrate we have a lovely PINEAPPLE cake made by mrs s last night  

PINEAPPLE Software V1 on Sourceforge

We’re pleased to announce we have released V1 (Final) of the PINEAPPLE Core software. It is available on Sourceforge for download at Alternatively if you want to have a quick play check out the sandbox we have setup.

PINEAPPLE Tool – Sandbox Live

We’ve just made a version of the tool available for you to try. It is worth noting the admin and process designer side of the tool isn’t part of this sandbox but we will have a version of the software available shortly if you wish to download and try all the functionality locally. Have a [...]

PINEAPPLE at JISC Conference 2011

Neil, Anne and Rob were at the JISC Conference 2011 in Liverpool earlier this week. We presented a workshop discussing the project and the many issues we faced along the way. We were pleased to meet people keen to have a go with the tool and also pleased that the project was met with positive [...]

Pineapple nearly in the can

It’s been a very busy couple of months. We implemented significant changes to the Pineapple Core, process and documents based on the feedback and our experiences from the piloting. We are really pleased with the way the this has all come together. We have been able to reduce the number and complexity of our process [...]

Benefits Realisation

Apologies for the lack of news from us but we’ve been busy working away on the last few aspects of the project. One additional part of this is the benefits realisation work we have been funded to do by JISC in collaboration with Staffordshire University. We have been looking at their APEL policy, drawing it [...]

Farewell to Harriet

December marked not only the end of 2010 but also the end of Harriet’s time with us here in Plymouth. She is moving on to a new role lecturing at Brunel and the rest of the team thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best for the future. She has [...]

Preview of Pineapple Core Software (Alpha)

Well after many months of work we have an alpha version of the Pineapple Core ready. We have a bit more work to do on it before we look to trial it in September.
I have put together 3 short videos showing the administration, process management/design and the user end of the system. There are still [...]

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