Overall, the team is working towards providing recommendations to IT leadership and the IT council on options for project site platforms by the end of October 2015.
The working group’s specific goals are to:
- Develop a comprehensive list of how current Scholar project sites are being used by faculty and staff. Identify as many use cases as possible. Include both internal and external users where possible.
- Develop a list of products and services that may meet the needs of the university community. Determine key components of project and group sites based on current uses, research into best practices, and other available information.
- Attempt to test the identified products and services in a project team environment, where feasible. Product managers will be assigned to help coordinate and facilitate use of each of the products.
- Develop a matrix of characteristics for each of the products and services. Include information about issues, concerns, and strengths or weaknesses.
- Identify tools, products, and services that may not qualify as ‘primary’ products and services, but that provide supplemental services needed by the university community (for example, Doodle for scheduling meetings).
- Work with Central IT to develop a marketing strategy for the deployment of the chosen products and services.
About Scholar Project Site Replacement
Scholar Project Sites Working Group