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A committee was formed to review and recommend IT governance structures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To increase involvement in this effort, a set of workshops was organized to encourage participation and provide feedback for the IT governance design process.
These workshops brought together information technology and academic leaders throughout the University with a focus on the creation of an IT governance structure that is inclusive of faculty, academic leadership, IT professionals, and administrative professionals.
These workshops focused on the components, considerations, and challenges when implementing an IT governance process. Utilizing discussion breakouts, participants will use the building blocks of IT governance to design a strategic IT governance process to fit the University's needs. Participation in these discussions helped identify and integrate areas of potential collaboration related to current IT governance and prioritization approaches.
Introduction to IT Governance
Overview of ITG Components and Example Models
Build the IT Governance Model [Group Breakout Sessions]
Session 1: Purpose and Scope: What is it that needs to be governed?
Session 2: Participants: Who should participate? Who should advise and who should make decisions?
Session 3: Decision Making: What decisions are made at the different levels/groups?
Session 4: Structure: What are the layers to the governance structure? How are they interconnected?
Session 5: Communication and Coordination
Wrap-up of Governance Workshops and Next Steps
ITG Workshop Overview
Group Discussion Scribe Sheets
Directions to iHotel Conference Center
Map of iHotel Conference Center
The following materials are all related to governance and IT governance initiatives. These are not required reading for the workshops, but will assist if you are interested in getting breadth of knowledge in these areas prior to the events.
Governance Initiatives and Examples
Governance Related Reading
Albrecht, B., Bender, B., Katz, R., Pirani, J., Salaway, G., Stitko, T., and Voloudakis, J., (2004), “Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education”, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, http://www.educause.edu/ECAR/InformationTechnologyAlignment/158571.
Krueger, D., (2009), “Decentralized IT Governance and Policy in Higher Education”, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, http://www.educause.edu/ECAR/DecentralizedITGovernanceandPo/163791.
Lowendahl, J., (2010), “Concrete Governance in Higher Education: How a Simple Three-Layered Portfolio Approach Enables Sustainable Decisions”, Gartner Research, http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?id=1388119&ref=g_sitelink.
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Pirani, J., and Salaway, G., (2008), “Queensland University of Technology: Three Generations of IT Governance (and Counting)”, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, http://www.educause.edu/ECAR/QueenslandUniversityofTechnolo/163128.
Yanosky, R., with McCredie, J., (2008), “Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education”, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, http://www.educause.edu/ECAR/ProcessandPoliticsITGovernance/163112.
Weill, P., and Ross, J., (2004), IT Governance, Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Questions or Comments?
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