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Special projects with faculty and researchers: Innovation on the edge



ACM SIGUCCS Management Symposium 2010.

ACM SIGUCCS Management Symposium 2010.
Special projects with faculty and researchers: Innovation on the edge



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    Special projects with faculty and researchers:Innovation on the edge Special projects with faculty and researchers: Innovation on the edge Presentation Transcript

    • Special projects with faculty and researchers: Innovation on the edge Tom Gerace SIGUCCS SMS April19, 2010
    • “Innovation on the edge”
    • Your projects “on the edge”What projects have you collaborated on?Where did the project ideas come from?How did you organize the teams?How did you organize ongoing supportand operations costs?Who got credit?
    • BackgroundTulane UniversityFreeman School of Business
    • BackgroundFreeman School of Business– Undergraduate, Graduate, and Global Programs– 2 buildings on Tulane’s main campus– Houston campus
    • “I want to stay as close to the edge as I canwithout going over. Out on the edge you seeall kinds of things you cant see from thecenter.” -- Kurt Vonnegut
    • “If we want our institutions to be more productive, then wemust learn to focus the power of information technology noton the institutions themselves but on the individuals inside theinstitutions.” -- John Sculley, Odyssey
    • Your projectsTime to brag a bitDon’t be shy Just the project description now – We’ll talk about the support and other details later
    • Project originationWhere did your project originate?Who brought the idea forward?– Is it… An IT project? An academic project? An administrative project? Something else?
    • Project teamIncludes the requestor, stakeholders, ITRequestor and stakeholders may getinvolved– Or may simply “want it done”IT does most of the heavy lifting Your experience with your projects?
    • Costs and supportInitial costsOngoing costsOngoing support “I thought it would just happen…” -- Unidentified faculty member
    • CreditIf your project was a collaboration… Who got credit? (This should be interesting…)
    • The completed “map” created throughout the discussion
    • IT’s contribution is often behind the scenes, but always in support of the mission.
    • “Great technology can be magical – and itsend result can look effortless. But whenyou lift the curtain you’ll see a lot of hardwork and dedication. Our IT team’s work iseverywhere we look… IT helps make themagic real…” -- Al Weiss, President Worldwide Operations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
    • Give yourselves a round of applause!