IT Working Plan
Implementation of a long-range plan for information technology projects, both tactical and operational, requires campus collaboration. To support functional collaboration, the CIO in collaboration with CITC has developed a working plan process for IT projects.
The working plan process includes three phases:
Phase 1. Identification of IT projects
The IT Project list is created through input from; the USNH Long Range Technology Plan, Enterprise System technical roadmaps, the KSC Infrastructure Master Plan, industry trends and opportunities, the College Strategic Framework and campus identification. The universal Campus Strategic Initiative Proposal template is used to submit strategic proposals. This template captures the criteria used by the College for evaluation and prioritization purposes.
Phase 2. Prioritization of project list
The College Information Technology Committee (CITC) provides oversight for the campus IT Planning Process in making recommendations to Planning Council regarding strategic initiative proposals that involve Information Technology. Additionally, CITC provides recommendations to Principal Administrators' for dedicated resources currently allocated for IT. Each project is evaluated against the College Strategic Framework and technical evaluative criteria.
Technical evaluative criteria:
Phase 3. Implementation of projects
The CIO is responsible for recommending project teams, further defining project scope, and project implementation as delegated by the Principle Administrators. The IT Group has the responsibility for effectively managing projects through disciplined project management structures. Technology project updates will be reviewed by the cabinet three times a year to ensure that priorities are still aligned with institutional needs. Project priorities will be adjusted if needed.