Project Management and Implementations

Success in today’s competitive higher education marketplace, where students have higher expectations than ever before, requires colleges and universities to strategically leverage and deploy IT solutions. Of course, some of these solutions and systems are massive and significant undertakings, requiring buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders and collaboration between a number of different units and teams.

Moving a major project forward—from identifying an issue to gaining buy-in for a solution to actually finding and implementing that solution—is no small matter. It requires meticulous planning, equal parts flexibility and rigidity, and the right combination of financial investment, personal dedication and support from senior leaders and staff.

This Feature dives into what it takes to get a major project off the ground and reflects on the process of going from idea to implementation and beyond.