PIEs from the ground up - further links for Chapter 8

NB; for those wanting to follow the advice promised on 'customising' PIEs 2 with the Abacus, see : HERE

The Pizazz and the PIE Abacus

The obvious place to start to explore more on the Pizazz process is to begin with the main menu, and

  • ‘The Pizazz on paper or on screen’ : HERE

This outlines the basic idea, and the relationship between the ‘on paper’ and the ‘on screen’ (the PIE Abacus); and from there, you can go to:

  • PIEs assessment - what is the point? : HERE
  • The Pizazz - what is it NOT? : HERE
  • The paperwork (for the Pizazz on paper) : HERE
  • Why is it called 'Pizazz'?: HERE
  • A ‘street’ language for Pizazz? : HERE
  • The Pizazz approach to assessment : HERE
  • ‘The coffee break Pizazz’ : HERE
  • ‘Peer review – the final stages?’ : HERE
  • The Pizazz as a research tool : HERE
  • Using the Pizazz with PIEs One : HERE

For more on ‘How does it work?’  - including various illustrations in videos, and a FAQs section, see ‘The Pizazz Handbook’ (aka ‘Useful questions') and  ‘Advice for Pizazz assessment facilitators’ - both in: ‘The paperwork’ : HERE)

See also ‘The Pizazz approach to assessment’ (HERE), and the next two chapters here, for more on the Pizazz and the PIE Abacus as ‘Not just an assessment tool’

The PIE Abacus – a bold new step in the journey

For ‘What’s the difference?’, see:

  • ‘The Pizazz on paper or on screen’ : HERE

For more specifically on the Abacus:

  • The PIE Abacus – an on-line Pizazz (summary) : HERE
  • FAQ: Costs and sustainability (for the PIE Abacus) : HERE
  • The PIE Abacus – text and video briefings for PIE leads : HERE
  • Weighing the cost and ‘value added’ of the PIE Abacus : HERE
  • The full FAQs : HERE

NB:  In ‘The PIE Abacus – text and video briefings for PIE leads’ there are several examples, in video form, of how the PIE Abacus in particular can be used imaginatively in local systems, needs audit, and research. These videos are cheerfully amateurish, which reflects the lack of funding for the PIElink, up to that point; but they also have a certain DIY charm.

  • Creating a PIE Abacus structure for a large agency : HERE
  • Supporting frontline services : HERE
  • Sharing costs and forming consortia (for smaller agencies) : HERE
  • Local pathways, gaps and barriers, strengths and needs audit : HERE
  • The PIE Abacus in research networks : HERE

We can expect this area of the site to develop, as new uses emerge.

Pizazz and the PIE Abacus

All PIE publications : HERE

I : Preface

2 : Introduction : HERE

3 : Ideas in practice : HERE

4 : What is the PIElink? : HERE

5 : Five core themes : HERE

6 : Introducing the PIEs approach : HERE

7 : Good questions : HERE

8 : Pizazz and the PIE Abacus : HERE

9 : The future for PIEs : HERE


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