Projects and Planning

The Project Proposal Process

From Request to Prioritization

Overview

Monthly, ITS will review project proposals. These proposals are then scored by the Washburn Information Systems Advisory Council (WISAC) and assessed for feasibility in terms of funds and resources. Once this process has been completed, the committee makes its score recommendations to the Technology Steering Committee (TSC), who in turn makes the final decision on which where the project is ranked. The ranking will determine the timeframe that the project will be started. Note that regulatory and emergency projects are not required to be reviewed by WISAC or approved by TSC.


What is a project?

An ITS project is a one-time effort with a predetermined scope and goal that will be completed within a specific time period. Any proposed ITS task that exhibits these characteristics and is expected to require more than 20 hours of work or two or more people to do the work is designated a project. If you're unsure. it's best to complete a helpdesk ticket first; you'll be informed whether you need to go through the formal project request process.
If you're looking to acquire a software application on premise or in the cloud, please submit a helpdesk ticket and ITS will work with you on the procurement process.


Making the request

The project request submission process begins on the ITS Projects page. If you're new to the web-based project request process, download the short guide first, then click on the Request a New Project button.


The prioritization process

The ITS project prioritization process is the framework we use for selecting the projects that best support Washburn University and current priorities, as well as provide the greatest value to the campus. Read more about project prioritization.