Project management provides campus technology departments with a framework to implement and infuse new technologies. It’s a disciplined approach to managing the process and containing costs of what can be multi-year, expensive (short- and long-term) technology initiatives. Project management is also a strategic method for managing and leveraging organizational change. Campus technology professionals should take stock; those who can run a project from inception to completion are worth their weight in gold.
The ITS Leadership Team spent the summer formulating ideas and writing concepts into a strategic plan for information technology and services at Dalhousie University. We’ve vetted the draft with the University’s leadership team, the ITS staff and our technology support colleagues across the campuses.
The document is attached to this post. This is an important framework for how we spend our time, commit resources and align our services in the years ahead. Take a look, please. We’d like to hear what you think.