We have developed an in-house tool that lets everyone at our organization
submit project/proposals to. The tool is designed to capture basic
project characteristics (scope, schedule, $$) that includes resources
needed outside of ones residential dept. (especially as most larger
projects span multiple departments/divisions of a higher education
Our tool also forces the person to marry/match institutional
goals/objectives (derived from the various strategic & master plans
developed) for their project/proposal that they are submitting. This way
it is know that there is alignment with with institution's future
direction. It also is required to input justifications.
Our tool is designed to allow for various college constituents to review
AND rank all of the proposals submitted. There is a work flow built in
that allows rankings to be done as follows 1)Dept chairs/directors ->
2)Assoc. VP's -> 3)VP's - -> 4) College governance 5)Cabinet -> 6)Board.
Our tool is flexible enough to modify the workflow as needed.
One benefit of our system is the unified format for which the info is
captured is that it conforms to both PM methods as well as be able to
turnaround and dump the project/proposal info into a format that most
grants have to be written in, thereby saving time for our grant writers.
I can go on, but the email would become quite lengthy. Feel free to
contact me directly as I can step you through our methodology and show you
a demo of the tool we use.
James M. Dutcher - PMP, CISSP, SCP/Security+, CISA
SUNY Orange - Associate Vice President of Technology
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> I was wondering if anyone of you had a formal (as in agreed to and used)
> process or framework to [help] prioritize projects for work, especially in
> advance of a new fiscal year.
> This has been a thorny issue over the years, justifying which projects go
> forward and which don't. Some of it is quite straightforward (regulatory
> changes), some are tradeoffs and some (in the case of new technology) are
> [somewhat] leaps of faith.
> The tradeoffs, especially between departments are where I am most
> interested in
> seeing other approaches.
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> Thanks in advance.
> Peter A. Kahn
> Director, Enterprise Systems Services
> Information & Technology Services
> Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
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> Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
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