Setting pulses racing

Bringing together 10,000 users to make the Games happen

Over the finish line

1.5bn
 People watching the games
32
Local authorities working in partnership
15,000
Volunteers organised for the games

The Challenge

The Commonwealth Games were a once in a lifetime opportunity for Glasgow - and Scotland.

Glasgow 2014, the body putting on the Games, had to grow rapidly to support the approaching event.

An intranet for the Games was needed to support their rapidly scaling work as the organisation grew to over 10,000 individuals.

The Objectives

  • Keep a finger on the pulse

    Provide an easy-to-follow communications channel for everyone working on the Games
  • Make collaboration easy

    Help users share information across departments and teams
  • Grow with the Games

    Scale alongside Glasgow 2014, while staying easy to use and understand

The Insight

With years of experience in SharePoint, we knew it was the best system for the job.

Its sites and sub-sites structure could accommodate various needs of teams working at different levels across the organisation. 

Flexibility on the admin side meant a more open publishing system was possible, keeping the sites relevant and up to date.

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Key Features

Devolved content management

We used SharePoint's powerful admin capabilities to set up a devolved content management model - allowing people at different levels of the organisation to publish

Top tasks

We identified top tasks and key user journeys, making sure they were simple and intuitive to help users get things done

Phased solution

Designed specifically as a multi-phase solution to scale as needed

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Commonwealth Games Intranet

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