We are in the process of introducing formal project management and project
managers. So far our experiences are that we've been able to invigorate
some moribund projects, improved inter and intra divisional communication
and have much better insight into our project progress.
To pay for this, we re-directed resources from other areas. I'd say so far
we are sure glad we did.
Associate Vice President -- Chief Technology Officer
384 Library -- P.O. Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Phone: 330 672 4704 Fax: 330 672 9374
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Please respond to
The EDUCAUSE CIO
I attended a gathering of local CIOs (not specifically focused on
education) the other day when the moderator asked the audience how many had
a formal project management function within their IT unit (about 30% raised
their hands). He followed up with the question of how many of those who
answered yes had that role filled with a non-IT person (i.e. MBA type).
About half of the original group kept their hands up.
The question, and the discussion that followed made me wonder about IT
within Higher Ed. I know that we are trying to take a more strategic
approach to project management and I know there has been a lot of press on
the topic lately.
Therefore, I would like to ask:
- How many of you have a formal project management function?
- How does it work?
I appreciate your help. Cheers.
Gary L. Pratt
Associate Provost for Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
Northern Kentucky University
Lucas Administrative Center, Suite 507
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
(859) 572-6663 (fax)
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