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The Higher Education IT Service Catalog: A Working Model for Comparison and Collaboration
April 8, 2015

The implementation of a service catalog is an important step in transforming from a technology-oriented organization into a service-oriented organization. The service catalog is a veh…

Optimizing Computing Infrastructure: Weighing Factors and Identifying Solutions
March 1, 2013

So, you've identified the problem and maybe even a set of possible solutions for your IT project. How do you decide which solution will best meet the needs of your campus or IT organization?…

Leading Transformative IT Change in Higher Education
June 14, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin synthesizes and applies management concepts about change to the ongoing IT challenge of continually changing technology services for continually evolving customer nee…

Formalizing Enterprise IT Project Management
March 9, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how formal enterprise IT project management can be applied to IT projects when the scope, cost, and external controls put them into a different league from …

Implementing an ERP on Time and on Budget: An Innovative, Inclusive Approach
May 19, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin provides an innovative and practical approach to implementing an institution-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) both on time and on budget. It describes the princ…

Managing the IT Project Portfolio: A Project Ranking Methodology
February 10, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reveals the methodology used by Georgia State University to define and rank information technology projects. With three years of experience under its belt, Georgia Sta…

Nurturing Project Management in Higher Education IT
August 5, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin provides an overview of project management offices in higher education in terms of the motivation for establishing one, the problems they are designed to solve, their …

Reforming IT Governance at Berkeley: Introducing an Enterprise Perspective to a Decentralized Organization
July 25, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study, Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education, by Ronald Yanosky with Jack McCredie. ECAR undertook this case study of the Universi…

Queensland University of Technology: Three Generations of IT Governance (and Counting)
July 25, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study, Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education, by Ronald Yanosky with Jack McCredie. ECAR undertook this case study of Queensla…

Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education – Key Findings
July 21, 2008

This document presents the key findings of the ECAR study, Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education .This 2008 ECAR research study examines the extent of participation in IT gove…