IT Prioritizations: Fall 2014 deadline

March 13, 2014

The new IT Prioritization Committees are wrapping up the first project review and approval cycle.  The 17 proposals submitted for the Summer Cycle have been reviewed, scored and a recommendation made to an Executive Review Committee. The outcome of the review was communicated to all of the project owners earlier this week.

As the next cycle begins, you should be aware that you can submit projects at any time of year, even though the prioritization process happens 3 times.  We recommend that as you identify a project need to please start completing the project request. 

The next planning cycle will be kicking off with key dates that include:

  • April 11 - project proposal submissions due to the Advisory Committees 
  • May 28 - project review, ranking and recommendations 
  • June 12 - Executive Committee review and approval of projects to move forward 

Project requests can be submitted for the Fall Cycle using the IT Prioritization Project Request Form located on the IT Prioritizations website.  If you are aware of projects that may need to be reviewed, please bring them to our attention and we will ensure that the appropriate committee becomes engaged. 

What qualifies as a ‘project’?   

To be considered an IT project, requests must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Work requiring more than 24 hours (3 days of IT time)
  • Cost greater than $5,000
  • An existing project cost adjustment greater than 25 percent
  • Work/impact broader than one campus department or equivalent unit
  • Requires coordination across IT
  • Involves standing up a new technology or expanding functionality of an existing solution

For convenience, the criteria are included at the top of the IT Prioritization Project Request Form.

Questions, comments and suggestions are welcomed as we continue down this new path for managing projects for the university.  ITS and Project Management staff can be available to discuss the project proposal process or project request form.


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