IT Fall retreat 2010 - preparation materials
When: Friday, November 12, 2010 from noon to 3:30 pm
Where: School of Business - lower level lounge
Agenda - Meeting 1
1. Nadine - General overview of the day during lunch. Nadine's slides: IT Retreat 2010 slides
2. Pat - 1st level outline - Keeping in mind what you have read and reviewed below, and the enduring goals on the current strategic plan, what are our strategic goals and aspirations for the next 3-5 years?
3. short break
4. Subgroups will be formed and assigned a strategic goal developed in the 1st level outline and will document how we will meet that goal in the future
5. Subgroups report back to the entire group
6. Form volunteer group to reflect on the day. Volunteer group will meet periodically to continue the discussions between meetings
If we don't finish this agenda today, we will carry it over to the follow-up meeting (to be scheduled)
Agenda - Meeting 2
Unfinished business from Meeting 1
Discuss IT Project Breakdown and Prioritization Process
Discuss project list and what we will continue to do
Discuss projects/tasks that we continue to do but question the value. What can we "take off our plates?"
Review prior to Meeting 1
Please review the following documents prior to our fall retreat. Also, review the IT strategic plan found at IT Strategic Plan and and the last white paper that we produced found at IT White Paper. For the retreat, we will be discussing long term strategies.
Thoughts for the day:
What should the new white paper look like? What would the table of contents look like?
Is our strategic plan timely? What adjustments are needed?
What are the implications for: security, contracts, staff skill sets, cloud computing, reporting, data integrity, decision making and finally our IT organizational structure?
Let's talk about the changing face of IT Management...
Jeff P - ECAR- Making room for Yes
Nicole - Educause webinar - What do Newer Generation Faculty Want from IT?
Nadine Part 1 and Ryan Part 2 - Educause webinar - 1) CIOs: Strategy vs. Reaction AND 2) Instructional Technologist Roundtable
....and the changing face of IT services
Educause Quarterly - the whole issue: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EQVolume332010/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/206524 has the following articles within it:
Joe -The Future and Challenges of IT Shared Services (Organizational impact, # Cloud structure: transitioning to cloud services from siloed solutions; # Data management: new and challenging issues for IT in a cloud-sourced world, Contracts and agreements) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/TheFutureandChallengesofITShar/199394
Shawn -Cloud Computing Explained - gives description of various models http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CloudComputingExplained/206526
Shawn-Calculating the Cloud: Determining the True Cost of Hosting Servers in the Cloud (decision tree to help decide if a server is a good candidate for "cloud" service: focus on security) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CalculatingtheCloudDetermining/207406
Andy - Future of Higher Education (good, short - focuses on the challenges to staff) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/FutureofHigherEducation/206551
Betty - Cloud Support for Web Development (focus on web based projects - such as Public affairs; also the idea of using the cloud for short burst demands)) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CloudSupportforWebDevelopment/206545
Alan - Is There Safety in the Cloud? http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/IsThereSafetyintheCloud/206543 Issues re: contract management, data security
Jeff K -If It’s in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract Issues (SLAs, contract issues) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/IfItsintheCloudGetItonPaperClo/206532
Jeff K -Innovating in the Cloud (examples of using the Cloud to bring innovative services to campus) http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/InnovatingintheCloudExploringC/206530
XM -A Tale of Two Clouds - UW experience with Cloud services http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/ATaleofTwoClouds/206529
Brad C - Embracing the Cloud: Six Ways to Look at the Shift to Cloud Computing -written by two of our colleagues at NJIT http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/EmbracingtheCloudSixWaystoLook/206528