ITS Project Management

Successful technology enhancements and projects require commitment, coordination, and communication between ITS and campus partners.

The ITS Project Management team works collaboratively with campus to deliver technology solutions that support university goals. We help meet technology needs by guiding project prioritization (Portfolio Management) and utilizing project management tools and practices to complete projects on time and within budget.

Our approaches are based on PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) standards, which include processes, best practices, terminologies, and guidelines that are accepted as standards within the project management industry. These proven processes and tools provide a framework for planning and successfully implementing university initiatives.

Project business cases for prioritization in the Spring 2018 Cycle are due December 20, 2017. Contact Kris Brewster at for more information.

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What is a Project?

A project is a temporary endeavor with a beginning, an end, and a defined set of deliverables. It creates a unique product or service and is not a routine operation. At Drake, we categorize requests as projects or enhancements. Projects are generally new technology or significant system changes, while enhancements are generally improvements to existing technology.

What is Project Portfolio Management?

A portfolio is a high-level view of all the projects an organization is running in order to meet its primary strategic goals. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) provides a framework for new project selection and oversight of current projects. ITS has established a process to assess and gain executive approval for technology project requests. Learn more about project prioritization and portfolio management at Drake.

What is Project Management?

Project Management includes planning and managing the work needed to complete a project. This is done by applying a consistent process to each initiative. Learn more about project management processes.

Continuous Improvement and Feedback

We recognize the best methodology is one that is continually and organically improving and adapting. In collaboration with campus partners, we strive to identify and leverage processes that enable us to deliver quality solutions on time and within budget.

For assistance or to share feedback regarding ITS projects or project processes and tools contact Kris Brewster at

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