IT Project Requests

Things to know before requesting an IT project

A project is a unique and temporary effort with a set beginning and ending time that is defined by scope and resources. Projects differ from normal day to day operations in that there is a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. OIT has set guidance and a process for project intake to responsibly allocate and manage IT resources. Projects are divided as:

Major Projects
Efforts with costs of $50,000 and above or completion time of 80 hours and above will be considered major projects. After an IT project manager reviews and works with the requester to finalize details for the project, it will go through OIT governance to be approved or rejected. Work will commence upon approval and when resources have been allocated to the project.

Minor Projects
Efforts with costs of under $50,000 and under 80 hours for completion will be considered minor projects. These requests will be at the discretion of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). If approved, work will commence when resources are allocated to the project.

A project request being labeled major or minor does not impact its approval. Aspects that will affect approval are, but not limited to:

  • Better align project activity with the University Strategic Plan
  • Complexity of the undertaking
  • Whether or not the project is funded
  • If the request is fulfilling a CSU mandate, policy, or State/Federal law
  • Impact on University procedures
  • Impact on the University and community at large

If you would like to learn how to use the Project Request Form interface, please view this Knowledge Base article. If you have any other questions, please contact Dan Olivas in the Office of Information Technology.

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