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Project Management

The office of Information Technology Services coordinates and manages all large IT projects, from initiation,听planning听and deployment to closure. The Services are听also in charge of听project intake and the management of priorities within听the guidelines established by the University.听听听鈥

What is a project?

There are no hard and fast rules to determine whether a request for ITS implementation resources is听best prioritized, evaluated and managed as a project.听However, certain听characteristics听are common听to most projects.听Checking if your request matches those characteristicsis the first step towards deciding how to best handle a request.听听鈥

A typical project will:鈥

Have defined deliverable with results that included specific outcomes听

  • Usually these involve an implementation of a product or building of an application听

  • They may include the creation or development of a specific business process听

Require planning with a specific start, end, schedule, and approach.听

  • They are complicated enough to require detailed planning to complete听

  • Usually involve a team of IT and functional members to accomplish听

Utilizes resources specifically allocated to the work.听听

  • For ITS, projects normally require at least 40 hours of dedicated IT analyst and developers time听听

  • Require resources that will last over the project's duration time听

Project Request

Project听requests start with the submission of .听The听IT Project team听will review this submission and setup a meeting in order to gather additional information.听This is the initial stage in considering projects and will determine if your听project idea should听become a project request.听 Dependent upon a project's scope, a project request will听require听various approval levels.

The Project Request Lifecycle is threefold:

  • Identify and Define Your Idea and Needs for a Project - Departments should complete the ITS Project Idea Submission form to begin the process. This task is primarily done at your department level, however the IT Project team is available to provide assistance.听
  • Develop the Project Request - The IT Project team will work with your department's functional lead to review your idea and, if appropriate as a project, develop your idea into a request.听 This includes flushing out needs, requirements, justifications, and scope of work.听
  • Request Evaluation - Dependent upon a project's scope, resource requirement, and/or cost, requests require differing levels of review, approval, and prioritization.听 The IT Project team will work with your project's functional lead to evaluate your department's request as required.听

Project submission workflow: