Strategic planning was a highly collaborative effort. Stakeholders gave valuable input throughout the process.
- Engaging campus partners was a key component of the planning process. An array of stakeholders were involved throughout the process, and their valuable insights influenced the plan.
- Planning kicked off in November 2017 with a OneIT Leaders workshop.
- Between December 2017 and January 2018, OneIT Leaders worked with stakeholders and the broader IT community to review forces and trends impacting technology. They reviewed the UI strategic plan, collegiate and unit strategic plans, and OneIT’s guiding principles and desired cultural attributes.
- In a series of three workshops, OneIT Leaders drafted a plan with strategic goals that was 80% complete, then shared it with stakeholders and the IT community for feedback. The input was used to develop strategies to support each goal, and those too were shared broadly for feedback.
- By March 2018, accountable leaders were assigned to each strategic goal. These individuals are accountable for making progress in the goals they’ve been assigned. They identified metrics for their respective goals, and estimated the cost of implementing each strategy.
- The OneIT Strategy Team prioritized the strategic initiatives, and the plan was finalized in June 2018.
- To execute the plan, strategic activities are incorporated into the roadmap process OneIT uses to plan and track projects.
Photo: (Top) Associate Vice President and CIO Steve Fleagle, IT Director of Custom Solutions and Integrations Romy Bolton, Graduate College IT Director Andy Jenkins, State Hygienic Lab IT Director Frank Delin, Lead Application Developer Jason Heath, Chief of Staff Rachel Napoli, and University Housing IT Director Brandon Mills share ideas at a strategic planning workshop.
Photo: (Bottom) Senior Director of ITS Research Services Ben Rogers, Health Care Associate Vice President for IT and CIO Lee Carmen, and Athletics IT Director Eddie Etsey listen to group report-outs at a OneIT strategic planning workshop.
Photo credit: Mike Jenn, Information Technology Services