Project Cycles

Project Cycle Calendar

Fall 2018 Project Cycle
Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase July 9, 2018 July 31, 2018
Discovery Phase August 1, 2018 August 31, 2018
Execution Phase September 4, 2018 December 20, 2018


Spring 2019 Project Cycle
Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase October 16, 2018 November 13, 2018
Discovery Phase November 14, 2018 December 21, 2018
Execution Phase January 2, 2019 April 12, 2019


Summer 2019 Project Cycle
Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase March 1, 2019 March 20, 2019
Discovery Phase March 21, 2019 April 24, 2019
Execution Phase April 25, 2019 August 9, 2019


Fall  2019 Project Cycle
Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase July 1, 2019 July 31, 2019
Discovery Phase August 1, 2019 September 6, 2019
Execution Phase September 9, 2019 December 20, 2019


ITS Project Cycles

There are 3 cycles per year, following the academic calendar. Each cycle will have 3 separate phases: proposal, discovery, and execution.

    1. Proposal Phase: The 4-week period at the beginning of an ITS project cycle during which IT Services solicits project requests, in the form of project charters, for the upcoming project cycle. The process begins as customers with ideas for IT projects to talk to their manager to develop and approve the idea approved. After approval, IT customers should contact their IT representative for help in the development of a project charter.
    2. Discovery Phase: The 5-week period immediately after the proposal phase during which IT Services researches the project defined in the charter with the goal of understanding the scope, systems impacted, and data and technologies used in the project in order to come to a firm understanding of the project and what is required to successfully complete it. During this phase projects are accepted or rejected and prioritized according to the needs of the requesting division and University.
    3. Execution Phase: 15-week period during which IT Services carries out the project plan that was developed during the discovery phase. Project managers, identified in the proposal phase, will be the primary point contact for updates on the project.


Last updated: 11/19/2018

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