It has been about a month since the Board of Regents accepted the universities’ proposal for self-implementation of the TIER efficiency review objectives. In that time, the Board office and the universities worked to finalize contracts with Chazey Partners, the consulting firm retained by the Board to provide the universities with assistance and advice throughout self-implementation. We worked with the Board office and UI staff to get organized for kicking off implementation efforts. With that in place and our high-level OneIT@Iowa proposal approved, the campus IT community can now focus on developing detailed plans for implementation. Here are some updates on recent or upcoming meetings and discussions, and what’s ahead.
The IT section of the proposal includes project descriptions in 16 areas. These descriptions were developed by a team of IT leaders from central and distributed units who came together to identify projects aligned with the four IT business cases approved by the Board, and then developed project descriptions, schedules, and savings estimates. We called the plan OneIT@Iowa, a reflection of the future state for which we are striving on campus.