Category Archives: APEL

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 Outputs

The project has now finished but the work continues. You can find links to all of our outputs on the Project Deliverables tab at the top of this page and in the next week or so we will be linking to a video that explains the functioning of Pineapple. If you have any questions or [...]

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 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 [...]

SSBR Festival of Assemblies

The Pineapple and Telstar projects ran an APEL Assembly at JISC  event in Oxford yesterday. It was a good chance to have indepth discussions about some of the more knotty issues, such as group APEL claims, and to get colleagues’ views about some of the issues we have encountered. We were very pleased to see [...]


Pineapple attended the JISC Joint Information Forum event at Egham this week. This was the first JIF I have attended and I found it a really useful event from a practical project management perspective.  We were delighted to get the award for best poster.

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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