C-Level Projects

C-level projects are work that is going on in CCIT Services that are managed within the functional groups rather then through the PMO. C-level Projects include system upgrades and enhancements, hardware upgrades, facilities projects, and so on. C-level projects typically don't need team members outside their functional group to get the project done, but may need other groups to know about the project from a support, communications, or systems integration perspective.

C-Level Project Managers

C-level project managers report into their functional groups, and lead their projects from concept to completion. They are responsible for all phases of the project from original concept through final implementation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating and submitting a Charter to their manager, assembling a project team, assigning individual responsibilities, confirming that work delivered meets requirements, obtaining Production Acceptance Criteria signoff, designing and managing campus readiness plans, and realizing timely completion of the project.

Identifying a C-Level Project

The key to identifying a C-Level Project is to consider Risk, Staffing, and external Communications.
We recognize that differentiating a C-Level Project from a standard change or upgrade or new service is somewhat subjective. If you are unsure about where your project fits, we encourage you to contact PMO and we will help with assessment

If you can answer "Yes" to any three of the following list items, your project is probably a C-Level Project:

  • The staff needed are primarily from your functional group
  • It is not directly tied to an IT Services initiative
  • It is an upgrade or enhancement
  • It does not require developing rates, or a rate change
  • It is work required to enable completion of a CCIT Services Strategic Initiative, but is not the primary work for that Initiative
  • It is important that other functional groups within CCIT have visibility to the project since it will require their participation and/or support

If you can answer "Yes" to any of the following list items, you should contact PMO

  • There is significant risk involved with the project
  • It requires a diverse, cross-functional team
  • The delivery is time critical for a client
  • There is significant need for client communication
  • The project is directly related to a CCIT Services Strategic Initiative
  • Funding comes from outside of CCIT Services
  • Requires developing rates, or a rate change