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Projects

Supporting the University's vision by leading and implementing IT projects across campus.

A project proposal to introduce a new service or IT system will be reviewed through the University's project governance model, to ensure it supports and is aligned with the University's strategic objectives.

Information Systems projects are the key driver behind technology capability improvements for the University.

A structured project process is followed to ensure that all new projects are directly aligned to the overall IS and University Strategy.

Get started

You'll first need to submit a proposal to our Project Management Office.

That proposal will then be considered and if successful, assigned to a team to take it through to completion.

We've developed a process that is diligent, fair and puts the University's strategic objectives first.

How to propose a project for IT assistance

There's a straightforward process for submitting a request for service by ISDS:

  1. Discuss your proposal with a colleague or your manager. We recommend you consult with a fellow member of your team before progressing your proposal to make sure that:
    • It hasn't already been submitted
    • A solution isn't already in place that satisfies your needs
    • It is the right thing for your department.
  2. Download the project proposal form (below) and email a completed version to isds.projects@mmu.ac.uk
  3. We may contact you to agree the most appropriate Portfolio Board for your project proposal. If your project is relevant to a number of different boards, your advice may be sought to make sure it's discussed by the right people with the expertise to make the correct decision.
  4. Wait for the board to meet and discuss your proposal. If approved the proposal will be assigned a project manager who will assign the necessary resources to bring your idea to fruition.

Relevant information

ISDS Project Proposal Form

Portfolio Boards and IS governance

Once your project proposal form has been reviewed, it will be assigned to a Portfolio Board for consideration.

There are five portfolio boards covering the University's remit which ensures that our projects are aligned with both our ISDS and our overall University strategy. Unless you have specified the board you would prefer to consider your project for implementation the PMO will choose the board they consider the most appropriate.

The five portfolio boards and their specialist areas are:

Learning and Teaching

Moodle, Turnitin, teaching space technology design, learning analytics, library eResources, CMI, surveys, specialised Faculty teaching systems.

Research

Research Admin, RDM, eResearch.

Student Management

SRS, SEM, CRM, timetabling, curriculum management, student portal, alumni, student case management, careers.

Business Systems

Finance, HR, Web, BI/MI, Estates and Facilities systems.

Enabling Technologies

Networking, storage, end-user computing, hosting, print, collaboration, telephony.

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