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Classification

What is a Project

A project is defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken by or on behalf of Old Dominion University that:

  1. Has a clearly defined beginning and ending date;
  2. Provides tangible and unique technology products or services;
  3. Fulfills a defined business objective to substantially improve business processes to a department or to the university;
  4. Incorporates significant changes to the technology architecture through new or existing systems.

Project Classification Guidelines

Project Characteristics

Score Value

Tier 1-Small

1

Tier 2-Intermediate

2

Tier 3-Large

3

Score

Work Effort (Hours)

>80-200

>200-499

>499

Technology

In-house Expertise

Familiar

New to ODU or requires system-wide change/training

Organizational Impact

Serves 1 Unit/Department

Serves multiple units

Campus-wide impact

Complexity

Well-defined solution; no problems expected

Solution is known; some problems expected

Solution is unknown or not clearly defined

Cross-functional Workgroups/Teams

1-4

5-6

>6

TOTAL SCORE

Scoring
4 - 6

Tier 1 Small Project

May be accepted and scheduled with ITS review and approval

Ultra-lite documentation

6-10

Tier 2 Intermediate Project

Requires CIO approval or may require IT Governance process review

Charter and Lite Documentation

11-15

Tier 3 Large Project

Requires Charter & other project documentation

Requires IT Governance process

Requires Full documentation