Classroom renovation proposal

I.T. must build strong relationships with faculty, facilities, and others to do great things for students.

Sample computer code

Occasionally, a C.I.O. might learn a new technology and do detailed work to stay current.

Procedure template

Having an easy-to-use template encourages team members to document their methods.

Detailed procedure

The C.I.O. must lead by example and document procedures when appropriate.

Position proposal

An effective C.I.O must be able to articulate the need for key positions. This position was approved.

Outsourcing analysis, part 1

The decision to outsource requires careful analysis. This part (1/2) explores issues important to stakeholders.

Outsourcing analysis, part 2

The decision to outsource requires careful analysis. This part (2/2) explores financial issues.

Skunkworks charter

A top-level C.I.O. must be familiar with advanced management topics such as forming a skunkworks.

I.T. policy created with stakeholders

The bedrock of a successful I.T. culture is a strong, comprehensive, easy-to-read I.T. policy created with stakeholders.

Stakeholder communication

I.T. teams build credibility by asking stakeholders for input, acting on that input, and keeping stakeholders informed.

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Project portfolio status report

A concise, frequently-updated project portfolio status report keeps top leaders informed and builds credibility.

Communication with Board of Directors / Trustees

It is important to keep the Board of Directors / Trustees informed of key initiatives.

I.T. Department brochure

Customers must know what is available to them and how to access those products and services.

Technical support process

Many C.I.O.s overlook the importance of  technical support procedures and allow help desk staff to "wing it."

Project plan template

Having an easy-to-use template encourages team members to document even small projects properly.

Communication with team members

Frequent, accurate, timely communications keep the team informed and on-target.

Completed project plan

A well-written project plan helps keep the team on-task and serves as a great communication tool for stakeholders.

Project methodology

Each organization should have a project methodology that is well-suited to the organization's culture.

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