I would kick off by saying something along the lines of wanting to show this important IT Contacts group the close integration and collaboration that takes place across MBA, IT and Doctoral to ensure a flawwless start-up. This is just one of the more significant examples of the operation work that takes place behind the scenes to ensure key school events happen seamlessly. Speak a very high-level about how this is the second year we’re using the task list model to support this event and how successful it was last year. I also left a couple Xs for the total tasks and number of people involved. Can you add those in? And, please add if there are other key overview items that you think would make a good desciptor.
Can we update these graphic slides with what we know about doctoral to the best of our ability, but note this is the first time we’re applying the task list model so we expect the numbers to grow as requirements are finalized with Doctoral Programs
Can we add anything here for doctoral at this point?
Recommended talking points – set these slides up by saying you’ll be showing the major milestone dates for all key planning and execution events, noting there are several beginning in June that are critical to success, but overall I wouldn’t spend too much time on the actuals here. I think just showing the breadth of activity will be good
What Start-up Entails• Planning begins in April to set the stage for a successful start-up• Daily coordination between ITG, MBA and Doctoral from July-Sept• A team of almost 50 individuals will be involved across various areas• Management, testing, and execution of over 200 tasks• Each contributes to ensuring a flawless experience for incomingstudents and faculty2
Task Distribution by Event/Milestone31914 1530574720*The numbers for Doctoral are still being determined andare an estimate at this point.
Task Distribution by Month45122311938May June July August September
Task Distribution by Group53614 152334387163610*The numbers for Doctoral are still being determined andare an estimate at this point.
Key Dates: Planning• Kickoff Meeting: June 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM• Small Group Meetings• Rollover: June 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM• Analytics: June 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM• Section Reveal: June 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM• Add/Drop: June 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM• HIT: June 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM• Arrival/First Day of Classes: June 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM6
Key Dates: Pre-Programs• HIT• July 24, 2013- August 13, 2013• Analytics• August 18, 2013-August 23, 2013• START• August 26, 2013-August 28, 2013• Section Reveal• August 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM7
Key Dates: Registration• EC Preregistration• April 9, 2013-May 15, 2013• Optional Summer Window• June 25, 2013-July 25, 2013• Assignments Release to Students• August 15, 2013• Add/Drop Round 1 Opens to Students• August 22, 20138
Key Dates: Registration and ClassesRegistration• Add/Drop Round 1Ends• September 5, 2013• Add/Drop Round 2Ends• September 6, 20139Classes• RC Classes Begin• August 29, 2013• EC Classes Begin• September 4, 2013
Management and Communications• Daily standups beginning in July to managedaily progress on tasks• Detailed support documentation for allmajor events• Weekly updates to MBA, Doctoral and ITGon major milestones, progress, and health• Dedicated Project and Program Leads (fromTCS) to ensure that all tasks are accuratelydocumented, and completed correctly10
Management and Communications• Executive level check-ins on prioritizationand progress• Centralized communications channels• Startup distribution list• Repository of communications• Near real-time updates for major milestonessuch as section reveal11