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:
- Identification of IT projects
- Prioritization of project list
- Implementation of projects
The intention is to keep this working plan as a continued engagement of prioritization, planning, and project tracking. The working plan is always underway and in progress - it will add/drop initiatives throughout the years.
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.
Phase 2. Prioritization of project list
The CIO works in conjunction with the College Information Technology Committee (CITC) in making recommendations to President’s Cabinet regarding strategic initiatives that involve Information & Technology resources.
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. Collaboration between IT and Business units will determine project roles/responsibilities for effectively managing projects through disciplined project management structures. The CIO will provide technology project updates to the cabinet three times a year to ensure that priorities are still aligned with institutional needs. Project priorities will be adjusted if needed.