The data and digital transformation programme will, by 2021, transform the Ramblers. The work will enable us to fulfil our charitable objectives more efficiently and inspire more people to go walking.
The data & digital transformation programme aims to -
This is a collaborative programme – staff, volunteers and members working together to ensure new digital tools help deliver the Ramblers mission.
We are also taking what is called an ‘agile’ approach to development which helps test things in the field, gather users feedback and then make further changes.
Although this programme is centred on delivering technical capabilities, it is not solely focused on computers and technology. It is about empowering the Ramblers to attract new members, and give us smart, digital ways to fulfil our guardianship role with respect to paths and access.
This programme will lead to change in order to use the new capabilities. This may include training and putting in place different, and newer, processes.
The programme is taking an iterative, test and learn approach to developing the new capabilities. Each quarter we will be testing new capabilities in the field as it is very important that our volunteers have the ability to test and provide feedback. We will then take your feedback and develop an updated version two, which will be tested again and so on.
Digital products really never stop being improved, so there will be plenty of chances to trial and feed into requirements along the transformation journey.
The data and digital transformation (DDT) programme team consists of four members of staff, based in our Vauxhall office: