Discuss why this high level view gives a great perspective
What do we do on a daily basis?
Ive surveyed my team for lessons learned. Should note that this works in tandem with our IT program management office
Much easier said then done
Some vendors will be happy b/c of bullet 3!Don’t have to sing the praises of inside vs. outside
All easier said then done
vs. Amazon, say
Through a combination of usability research and interviews
Open with, “what is the enterprise trap?”And close with, “This gets you in trouble"
As to the last bullet, be a web ambassador
More of a general tip
At GW but probably elsewhere too.A little doc goes a long way.
Accepting agility, rather than having to scramble when the waterfall is shattered, is better. Sooner you recognize it, the sooner you can capitalize on it
Our waterfall projects are usually over budget, past deadlines, miss requirements
If a group want to use joomla, and we traditionally use drupal, they can use joomla, given they understand we cannot help.
This screams web!
We have an email marketing system that allows tracking, saves money, conforms to standard ---- we, in a sense, compete with external services which, in our opinion, lower the standards for our departments
We’ve tapped in one sense or another. Not always as easy as it sounds.
Managing Higher Education Web Development: Traps and Tips
Managing Higher education web development: traps and tips<br />Towards the success of any higher education web project<br />Ryan dellolio<br />Web program manager<br />The george washington university<br />Columbian college of arts and sciences<br />Washington, dc<br />Given At Eduweb 2010<br />July 28 2010<br />Chicago, IL<br />
Web activity at gw<br />Columbian College of Arts and Sciences<br />500+ faculty & <br /> researchers<br />3000 students<br />100+ staff<br />University’s largest academic unit (Liberal Arts)<br />
Africana StudiesAmerican StudiesAnthropologyApplied Quantitative Risk AnalysisArt TherapyBiochemistryBiological SciencesBiomedical SciencesBiostatisticsChemistryClassical and Semitic Languages and <br /> LiteraturesClassical ActingCounselingEarly Modern European StudiesEast Asian Languages and LiteraturesEconomics<br />EnglishEnvironmental StudiesEnvironmental Resource PolicyEpidemiologyFilm Studies<br />Fine Arts and Art HistoryForensic Sciences<br />GeographyGeological SciencesGenomics and BioinformaticsGlobal CommunicationsHistoryHominid PaleobiologyInterior DesignJudaic StudiesLinguisticsMathematicsMedia and Public AffairsMedicine, Society and CultureMuseum StudiesMusicOrganizational Sciences and CommunicationPhilosophyPhysicsPolitical ScienceProfessional Psychology<br />PsychologyPublic Policy and Public AdministrationReligionRomance, German, Slavic Languages and LiteraturesSociologySpeech and Hearing SciencesStatisticsTheatre and DanceUniversity Writing ProgramWomen's Studies<br />50+ Departments and Programs<br />
52 informational sites, 1200+ pages at last audit<br />
“Does that mean it will look different?”</li></li></ul><li>The right location, a tale of two projects<br />Center for the Advanced Study of <br />Hominid Paleobiology<br />Columbian College of Arts and Sciences<br />http://cashp.gwu.edu/ (in development)<br /><ul><li>Large, multi-faceted prestigious research group
Advanced content management</li></ul>Planet Forward<br />School of Media and Public Affairs<br />Columbian College of Arts and Sciences<br />http://www.planetforward.com/<br /><ul><li>Innovative online community
Make compliance easy (e.g. Newsletter generator)
Standard tools naturally standardize the end result (e.g. superior content management system bound to template will gain traction)</li></li></ul><li>Trap #5<br />Saying:<br />“We know who we’re building for.”<br />
REDEFINING USE CASES; things we’ve seen<br /><ul><li>Current students browsing admissions sites
Prospective students browsing information for current students
Prospective partner institutions browsing information for current students
Prospective students browsing internal department websites
Arbitrary control is counter productive</li></li></ul><li>Tip #5<br />Your competitors are not always who you think they are<br />
Where is the web in relation to a university's core mission?<br />
“The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.”<br />
competition<br /><ul><li>Enrollment competition is only one piece of the puzzle