Two strategic work teams involved in Administrative Excellence are researching the best ways to deliver information technology services while supporting the core mission of UW–Madison.
The IT Enterprise Decision-Making teams are divided into two groups, one looking at the current state of IT decision making at UW-Madison, the other at creating a future state. The overall goal of both teams is to provide campus leaders with a comprehensive understanding of how IT decisions are currently made, and to map out a plan for achieving the best future state to best serve the university’s needs.
The current state team is engaging campus IT and financial leaders about IT planning and investment. The team is also categorizing data about IT expenditures, services and policies at the departmental, school and institution-wide levels, and is currently drafting recommendations based on their findings and observations.
The future state team, which kicked off July 19th, will use the current state team recommendations as a springboard to develop several models for improved decision-making structures. The team will also identify where gaps exist between the current state and the ideal future state. This team’s work is expected to take approximately 20 weeks.
The IT Enterprise Decision-Making teams are part of a second wave of projects in Administrative Excellence. Keep up with the progress of the teams at http://adminexcellence.wisc.edu/.