From Drift to Driven
AuthorO'Brien, Linda; Ryan, Mark
Source TitleProceedings, Educause 2005
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsO'Brien, Linda and Ryan, Mark (2005) From Drift to Driven, in Proceedings, Educause 2005, Auckland.
Access StatusOpen Access
Generally university information divisions have more initiatives and services than they can successfully deliver, often because of diverse stakeholder demands within an academic environment. As information systems and technologies have become ubiquitous, underpinning core teaching, learning and research, increasingly supporting critical services and administrative activities, this issue has become more complex. How do we ensure we get sustained and balanced value from our investments in information systems and technologies to best support our university's mission? What models can be employed to drive toward good practice?This paper will review the context in which universities operate and consider how suitable management frameworks and tools can be used to deliver strategic choices about information services, systems and technologies to best reinforce a university's vision, mission and goals. In order to be successful the components must integrate to provide a holistic approach to information initiatives and services and must fit within the organisational context. It will discuss key elements and note developments at one university, the University of Melbourne, in implementing such frameworks and tools.
KeywordsGovernance; Planning; Project Portfolio Management
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