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Project Cycles

Project Cycle Calendar

Spring 2020 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase October 16, 2019 November 13, 2019
Discovery Phase November 14, 2019 December 18, 2019
Execution Phase January 6, 2020 April 22, 2020
Summer 2020 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase March 4, 2020 April 10, 2020
Discovery Phase April 1, 2020 April 28, 2020
Execution Phase April 29, 2020 August 14, 2020
Fall 2020 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase July 1, 2020 August 5, 2020
Discovery Phase August 6, 2020 September 4, 2020
Execution Phase September 7, 2020 December 18, 2020
Spring 2021 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase October 14, 2021 November 11, 2021
Discovery Phase November 12, 2021 December 16, 2021
Execution Phase January 04, 2021 April 21, 2021
Summer 2021 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase March 3, 2021 March 31, 2021
Discovery Phase April 1, 2021 April 28, 2021
Execution Phase April 29, 2021 August 11, 2021
Fall 2021 Project Cycle
  Phase Begins Phase Ends
Proposal Phase July 7, 2021 August 4, 2021
Discovery Phase August 5, 2021 September 1, 2021
Execution Phase September 2, 2021 December 11, 2021

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.

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Last updated: 3/26/2020

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