Special projects with faculty and
researchers: 
Innovation on the edge

Tom Gerace
SIGUCCS SMS
Apri|19, 2010

Tulane _
Un1...
“| nnovation on the edge”
Your projects “on the edge”

‘ What projects have you collaborated on? 
‘ Where did the project ideas come from? 
  How di...
Background

I Tulane University
I Freeman School of Business
Background

1 Freeman School of Business
— Undergraduate,  Graduate.  and Global Programs
— 2 buildings on Tu| ane’s main ...
“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can
without going over.  Out on the edge you see
all kinds of things you can't s...
“If we want our institutions to be more productive,  then we
must learn to focus the power of information technology not
o...
What are some of your projects? 

Where did your project
iwrismri, 

How did you organize
the project teams? 

, _

Specia...
Your projects

I Time to brag a bit
I Don’t be shy

Just the project description now
— We ’I/  talk about the support and ...
Project origination

I Where did your project originate? 
I Who brought the idea forward? 

— Is it. ..
IAn IT project? 
I...
Project team

I Includes the requestor,  stakeholders,  IT

I Requestor and stakeholders may get
involved

— Or may simply...
Costs and support

I Initial costs
I Ongoing costs
I Ongoing support

‘‘I thought it would just happen. ..”
-- Unidentifie...
Credit

‘ If your project was a collaboration. ..

Who got credit? 

( This should be interesting. ..)
The completed “map” created
throughout the discussion

-Il-.1.-J Fa:  ullv

Team IT Far_uit'y"$
rIllIlIiIl!1i‘AlI. V'~. 

...
I T’s contribution is often behind the scenes, 
but always in support of the mission.
“Great technology can be magical - and its
end result can look effortless.  But when
you lift the curtain you'll see a lot...
Give yourselves a round of applause!
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  1. 1. Special projects with faculty and researchers: Innovation on the edge Tom Gerace SIGUCCS SMS Apri|19, 2010 Tulane _ Un1vers1ty I"Rl{l: '.1.~T' SCI | ()()L 0|“ Bl, .'Sl N| iSS
  2. 2. “| nnovation on the edge”
  3. 3. 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 support and operations costs? I Who got credit?
  4. 4. Background I Tulane University I Freeman School of Business
  5. 5. Background 1 Freeman School of Business — Undergraduate, Graduate. and Global Programs — 2 buildings on Tu| ane’s main campus - Houston campus K ‘ _ -- f _ ‘-%~—_a. ____. g4t, ‘_‘_'; ‘_. §={"‘r‘ 1:75 33-4‘ — _ it-2 ‘ E-‘ B ‘ » -. ‘ - - “ / ‘*3, l ) —. _.x ; _/ ' A‘. -_ [ >7 - -. L. ’ s
  6. 6. “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center? -- Kurt Vonnegut
  7. 7. “If we want our institutions to be more productive, then we must learn to focus the power of information technology not on the institutions themselves but on the individuals inside the institutions. ” -- John Sculley, Odyssey
  8. 8. What are some of your projects? Where did your project iwrismri, How did you organize the project teams? , _ Special Projects with Faculty and Researchers How did you handle ongoing support? How did you handle operations costs? Who got credit?
  9. 9. Your projects I Time to brag a bit I Don’t be shy Just the project description now — We ’I/ talk about the support and other details later
  10. 10. Project origination I Where did your project originate? I Who brought the idea forward? — Is it. .. IAn IT project? IAn academic project? IAn administrative project? I Something else?
  11. 11. Project team I Includes the requestor, stakeholders, IT I Requestor and stakeholders may get involved — Or may simply “want it done” I IT does most of the heavy lifting Your experience with your projects ?
  12. 12. Costs and support I Initial costs I Ongoing costs I Ongoing support ‘‘I thought it would just happen. ..” -- Unidentified faculty member
  13. 13. Credit ‘ If your project was a collaboration. .. Who got credit? ( This should be interesting. ..)
  14. 14. The completed “map” created throughout the discussion -Il-.1.-J Fa: ullv Team IT Far_uit'y"$ rIllIlIiIl!1i‘AlI. V'~. £30515 inn-Jr: -«J 3. II Supp-Lvt IT >3. Rr: sear~: I1 stall CFC-dli II lIJE5:1 IT Ieam I acuity I I AamIns’IratI: >rs ll. An: ad 3 upp<: I't Stall Costs Initial but-Jmi-I Sh tied [IuI. ‘.; }(: ‘I P: new money - new cast cent»: -' Support IT 8. Support stall Ii. ‘.'(: CIt Acaiki-r‘II~: s E IECTFJIIC lllut‘ '3II(‘£‘I l ’l"| a" J : n'alIurlI-: In. «1I l—l‘. !§-/ lI_)ll l. _:(tiIl! "I i_C3n<: :‘; 'CInI C-III F-‘r: :iw: is Idea Researc he’ Te: .«mI ReE‘s'*.3.~l'Iil‘It. ‘l'w’ 8. IT '1; osts Initial gfani .3. I I . :wI. Jj. Ip(ZIll IT I’. F? et. =.e: »iIi Ilt. 'l‘~. Lienavlira Lab ITuI.3ne: I1;redI'I I I .5 -~Ir: sr: -arc HEIS llltlri Fat liIlf. ' 'Ir: ::im Fai: uII'y T8. AIllI| |Il| ‘alI. -ilijllk IZIDSIS F IIr‘II.1t': C 3. I I ~: :I nicai Ian I LI 3'; :5 DC Ial 'I‘. ‘i: Irk_‘ Siipprgrt IT 8. Sta" suppsrt ILIrr_‘: dI‘I II is I . —”iu. 'IIIt'. ‘ Itlea Faculty team Fa: :uIt~, (7. I Ifiicists Iljararif Slurjirnl ~1Iir: nt+_—I for R. lffllff‘Flll_)Ii; J(3lll1‘lll W5 l‘ W7-"51 E—‘. Iippc: rrt Ii .9. Ii‘. I'Int= rs II: I<_‘'. lI'I. AI; dI'1r: iIl Ir: '5
  15. 15. I T’s contribution is often behind the scenes, but always in support of the mission.
  16. 16. “Great technology can be magical - and its end result can look effortless. But when you lift the curtain you'll see a lot of hard work and dedication. Our IT team's work is everywhere we look. .. IT helps make the magic real. .." -- AI Weiss, President Worldwide Operations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  17. 17. Give yourselves a round of applause!

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