Partnering on Digital Transformation
Together with IT Services and the Project Management Office (PMO), advance the mission of the university through technology.
New projects flow through the IT Project Intake process, in which departments submit ideas and then begin to collaborate with members of the IT Services team to review business needs, and start scoping out what success looks like and what it would take to get there.
Visit the Active Projects page for examples of ongoing IT project work.
Have an Idea for an IT Project?
Northeastern community members can propose ideas for IT projects.
IT Project Intake Process
Prepare and Submit
Department discusses a business need and idea internally, begins socializing funding sources, and submits a request for an Idea.
A member of the ITS PMO engages with the project proposer to start building out the idea further and aligning it with university strategy. If the department has previously engaged with ITS about the request, the initial screening is typically conducted during the preparation and submission stage.
Screen and Recommend
A team of IT reviewers assesses the project idea, and provides recommendations along with, if appropriate, an initial estimate of the scope and funding needs.
Communicate and Collaborate
The demand manager communicates the recommendations to the project proposer and continues to serve as point of contact for questions and feedback.
Qualify and Kick-off
If the proposal qualifies for an IT project, and once the necessary resources and funding are in place, a project can kick off.
Before a project even kicks off, it starts as an idea that gets reviewed as part of the IT project intake process. The IT Services Project Management Office (PMO) engages with the project proposer, providing support and consultation services throughout while collecting additional information about the business requirements. Examples of questions to expect as part of project screening include:
- Is there a desired go-live date or deadline?
- Are there other departments or stakeholders that might be impacted by this project or should be informed about it?
- Is this project being driven by a regulatory or compliance finding?
- Why are we doing this?
- What are the risks of performing this work? What are the risks of not performing it?
- Are there any known barriers?
- What is known to be in or out of scope of the project?
- What data is needed or can be leveraged?
- Have there been any preliminary financial discussions with your leadership, or has any funding already been approved?