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More About MITI Projects

MITI is a website dedicated to providing:

  • A common language – Using terminology to describe and promote projects in keeping with the prioritization methodology of the IT Governance process.
  • More effective and efficient project management – Employing best practices in the management of projects through tried and true processes and techniques.
  • Monitoring of progress against pre-determined metrics – Establishing measurable objectives and deliverables consistent with the project sponsor's expected outcomes.
  • An ability to think through the entire project before starting – Providing sufficient documentation and business case structuring to set the tone for the project inception.
  • A set of best practices over time – Creating a repository of projects throughout the years to build a knowledge base of lessons learned, risk avoidance and success stories.
  • Standardized reporting – Composing a template framework delivering an authoritative historical account of each project undertaken and its eventual conclusion.
  • Communication to our constituents – Affording project missions, updates, timelines, milestones, measurable and results to the users of information technology at CCRI.

Background

The Department of Information Technology engages in many projects during the CCRI Academic Year delivering new and expanded services to the students, faculty and staff of the college.  Using the templates contained within this repository, IT projects are proposed, sponsored, tracked and concluded through a standardized process.  Each project follows a consistent and accepted passage through the various documents supporting each individual project.

Intent

This site is intended to lead one through the prescriptive blueprint to project management for each of the prioritized proposals.  Each approved assignment goes through the following phases:

Inception
a proposal is written based upon a business case or specific need invested with a specific sponsor.
Preparation
a description of the cost or virtual benefits of the project as determined by the stakeholder
Business Analysis
a return on investment or total cost of ownership breakdown determining feasibility, appropriate costs and sustainability of the intended outcomes
Systems Analysis and Design
a technical architecture plan for settling on viable solutions, probable vendor applications to be acquired, suitable consulting necessary and timelines for delivery
Framework
an installation and implementation plan with continuous milestone evaluation key indicators and systematic review of accomplishments
Consolidation
an assessment of the functionality of the solution in congruence with other associated applications incorporate to the services supplied
Adoption
a collection of service level agreements, user acceptance testing, deployment checklists and signoff documents signifying stakeholder agreement that outcomes were reached successfully
Closure
a debriefing of the project management process for the individual item reviewing lessons learned, alterations made to initial goals and objectives, unexpected obstacles and unanticipated benefits

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Last Updated: 10/18/12