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About the Project Management Process

 ITS has introduced a new Project Management Process for taking on new projects and/or updating existing processes with the expressed goal of best allocating ITS resources (human and monetary) to align with fulfilling the Strategic Plan and supporting the Academic Mission of the College. This involves the help of the appropriate IT governance committees to prioritize existing programs and projects and evaluate future possibilities.

The Administrative Computing Advisory Group (ACAG) has vetted a Project Proposal Request Form that will be used for all new requests for IT projects. Members of the College Community who have an idea for a project or process improvement that involves ITS resources or another office should submit a Project Proposal Request. ITS staff will assist you with the proposal and submission process. It should be noted that one new aspect of this process is to require those submitting a proposal to obtain the endorsement of their Vice President to be the project sponsor.

Proposals will be reviewed quarterly by the ACAG. Once approved, ITS will manage the project with the project sponsor and requester using a web-based project management tool. This new approach is designed to give you access to ITS resources, ensure that your project will get a clear priority assigned, a schedule of due dates, and the entire process and progress of the project will be transparent to the entire Franklin & Marshall Community.