Technology Initiatives (TI) is a portfolio of initiatives requiring planned change that transform process, information management and systems. Delivered within a project framework, these initiatives are complex undertakings incorporating a major Information and Communications Technology (ICT) component and with an impact that typically transcends organisational units.
TI may also include pre-project investigation activities undertaken to establish greater detail (business value, resourcing, cost, feasibility etc.) for those potential initiatives that are larger and more complex. Significant Web-related projects that introduce enterprise change and require a range of technical skills may also be included on the TI to facilitate prioritisation, resource allocation and scheduling across the breadth of the portfolio.
TI may include ICT-related initiatives that are not funded from the TI-allocation. Examples include those funded by the Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) or Capital Management Plan; funded activities enabling, or related to, the delivery of the Strategic Plan or ICT-related projects placed on the TI as determined by the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership team.
The Technology Governance Committee (TGC), chaired by the Chief Financial Officer, provides direction, oversight and governance of the portfolio of Technology Initiatives (TI). The TGC is responsible for assessing and prioritising new initiatives annually and allocating funding.
The 2020 Technology Initiatives round opens on 10 June 2019.
Full details regarding the process will be provided closer to that date, however you can request information earlier by contacting John Smith - Senior Manager, IT Project Portfolio - on 19783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The timeline below provides an indication of the steps involved in the new initiative submission and review process.
|Call for new initiative expressions of interest||10 June|
|Closing date for expressions of interest||19 July|
|TGC meeting - expressions of interest reviewed and feedback provided to proposers||6 August|
|First draft of initiatives completed by proposer||16 August|
|Secure initial stakeholder endorsement and support from impacted areas and senior staff||23 August|
|First resource estimation workshop||26 August|
|Second resource estimation workshop||6 September|
|Finalise stakeholder endorsement, resource profile, funding estimate and cost benefit analysis||16 September|
|Closing date for detailed initiative submissions||20 September|
|Release documentation to TGC members for review||27 September|
|TGC new initiatives meeting||18 October|
In October the TGC finalised their review of new initiatives requesting funding in 2019. In total, 20 expressions of interest were submitted with 1 initiative approved to commence immediately and 12 progressing through to detailed submissions for consideration by the committee. Chaired by the Chief Financial Officer, the TGC is made up of senior members of the CSU community and is tasked with, amongst other things, the oversight and governance of the TI portfolio. As shown in the table below, 9 initiatives secured funding.
If you would like information about any of the initiatives listed below please contact John Smith (Senior Manager, IT Project Portfolio) on 19783.
|Technology Initiatives||Proposer||Priority||Rating||Funding Source||Funding Allocation|
|HEIMS Redevelopment||Nina Clemson, Office of Strategic Planning and Information (SPI)||Critical||A||TI||$1,460,000|
|CSU Recruitment Website (Future Student Hub) Redevelopment||Shawn Walker, Division of Marketing and Communication (DoMC)||Critical||A||TI||$445,000|
|Study Group Data Integration||Carmel O’Regan, Division of Student Administration (DSA)||Critical||A||TI/Study Group||$30,000|
|UAC White Label Roll Out||Julie Cleary, DSA||Critical||A||TI||$540,000|
|UAC White Label Reporting||Nina Clemson, SPI||Critical||A||TI||$180,000|
|Extended IT Support for Students||
Jenny Roberts, Office DVC (Students)|
Brian Roberson, Division of Information Technology (DIT)
|Student Portal 2019||Jenny Roberts, Office DVC (Students)||High||A||SSAF||$300,000|
|Online Shop Phase 2||Ryan Giltrap, Division of Finance (DoF)||High||A||TI||$250,000|
|Subject Outline (SOT) - Part 2||Dawn Calvert, Division of Learning and Teaching (DLT)||High||A||TI||$150,000|
|Academic Workload Management Phase 2||
Jennie Anderson, Division of Human Resources (HR)|
Michael Kiernan, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences (FoBJBS)
|Course Design, Accreditation and Publication Investigation||Tim Mannes, DIT||Medium||B||TI||$200,000|
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