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Oct 13th, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Meeting Room 303A
Pacific Time
Strategic planning for an information systems organization in the higher education environment is uniquely challenging. Developing and socializing the strategy throughout the academic, research, administration, and advancement communities presents tremendous opportunity. This presentation will review University of Victoria's approach to developing an information systems planning process.


#E10_SESS019 Be internally and externally competitive. Have an infinite improvement cycle and respond to your clients.

#E10_SESS019 Early to beta, late to production. It's okay not to be leading edge. Try it and see what happens.

#E10_SESS019 Roman's rule: Never trust a futurist and never trust a vendor. Blend accountability with perspective!

In order for a goal to be strategic, it must involve a choice.

Another valuable tool for evaluating and segmenting technologies.

#E10_SESS019 Interesting fact about UVic's University Systems portfolio: Most of the directors reporting to the CIO are under 30!!

#E10_SESS019 Plans are perfect until execution starts: unforeseen complexities are inevitable. Expect the unknown in your plan!

#E10_SESS019 Does effective IT/IS planning require simultaneously an integrated and robust institutional strategic planning process?

#E10_SESS019 Plan Do Check Fix. Rise above day to day chaos.

#E10_SESS019 Consider using a zero based annual plan...not just tweaking last year's plan.

The best metrics are ones that tell a story.

#E10_SESS019 Plan strategically to expect complexity, change and chaos.

#E10_SESS019 What comes first: Strategy or Governance? Governance needs to come first. It creates forum for strategic conversations.

#E10_SESS019 Create a "cult of do" to introduce change to your organization

#E10_SESS019 The iPhone is not a success because of the technology, but because of the broad holistic process behind it.

#E10_SESS019 Before you start thinking outside the box, make sure that the things INSIDE the box work first.

#E10_SESS019 Strategic Planning: Create a simple process and link your plan to your execution. Planning is a process, not a project.

Plans are great.... But execution is what really impacts change. Need to link project Mgmt to strategic planning to ensure results.

Important thought.... Systems thinking = mutual dependency.

#E10_SESS019 About to learn what the CIO of U Vic has to say about planning. It's Not the Plan, It's the Planning Session at #EDUCUASE10

#E10_SESS019 Mark Roman -- there is no such thing as a bad plan.

#E10_SESS019 Does effective IT/IS planning require simultaneously an integrated and robust institutional strategic planning process?


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