New Projects & Governance

IT serves clients with optimizing technology to solve challenging institutional needs. Services include research computing, project management, process improvement, 3D modeling, visualization, solution evaluation and more.

How do I request a new project?

In order to ensure that IT considers new projects and solutions with the right amount of due diligence, each idea is guided through the Intake and Governance process to ensure that it is the right investment at the right time for the right audience. The major milestones for this process are summed up in the following documents: concept proposal, business case, lean business case.

Do you have an idea for a new project? 
Submit a service request for new projects. For technology fee project requests, email requesttechfee@usf.edu

What are the governance groups and who are the members?

The technology governance process at USF consists of stakeholder groups who advise executive leadership with technology decisions. Of these governance groups, the Information Technology Management Council (ITMC) ranks as the senior most governing body, reviewing proposals and making recommendations that have the broadest impact on the University of South Florida.

  • The Information Technology Management Council is the governance body tasked with advising the University of South Florida President on technology decisions, including IT guiding principles, business technology needs, IT investments, IT strategy, and policy. In its role of advising on business technology needs and IT investments, the council reviews and prioritizes system-wide and large-scale projects in which technology is the recommended solution.

    See the ITMC Governance Charter for more information on the council's roles and responsibilities regarding information technology and its membership list.

    Projects falling within this committee's scope are presented monthly for approval and prioritization. 

The subgroups of ITMC focus on recommendations regarding specific business functions at USF. Proposals with solutions that are deemed lower risk and have less complexity are added directly into a Product Owner's backlog, where they are prioritized accordingly.

  • The Administrative Solutions Governance Workgroup is the subgroup that reviews and prioritizes medium-sized technology needs and IT investments regarding the University of South Florida for the Finance, HR, RMA, Office of Research, and Administrative Services functions in which technology is the recommended solution to achieve their strategy and goals. This includes reviewing and prioritizing the business technology needs, IT investments, and application strategy alignment for the following University of South Florida functions:

    See the ASGW Governance Charter for information on the workgroup's roles and responsibilities regarding information technology and its membership list.

    Projects falling within this committee's scope are presented monthly for approval and prioritization.

  • The Digital Learning Ecosystem Governance Workgroup is the subgroup that reviews and prioritizes medium-sized technology needs and IT investments regarding USF's Learning Management System (LMS), technology in support of the learning environment, and technology- related flexible learning spaces. They ensure that the Digital Learning Ecosystem Strategy aligns with the institution's strategies.

    See the DLEGW's Governance Charter for more information on the workgroup's roles and responsibilities regarding information technology.

    Projects falling within this committee's scope are presented to them monthly for approval and prioritization. 

  • The Health Technology Governance Workgroup is the subgroup that reviews and prioritizes medium-sized technology needs for the academic, research, and administrative missions at USF Health. This includes reviewing and prioritizing business technology needs, IT investments, and strategic alignment of projects for the following colleges and business units:

    See the HTGW Governance Charter for more information on the workgroup's roles and responsibilities regarding information technology and its membership list.

    Projects falling within this committee's scope are presented monthly for approval and prioritization.

  • The Student Solutions Governance Workgroup is the subgroup that reviews and prioritizes medium-sized technology needs and IT investments for the Student Success, Student Affairs, and other Academic departments to achieve their strategy and goals. This includes reviewing and prioritizing the business technology needs, IT investments, and application strategy alignment for the following University of South Florida functions:

    See the SSGW Governance Charter for more information on the workgroup's roles and responsibilities regarding information technology and its membership list.

    Projects falling within this committee's scope are presented monthly for approval and prioritization.

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