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Doing More with Less… Ontario Universities Computer Conference John Marrazzo JM Associates john @ higheredinfo.com http://higheredinfo.com
Whats Wrong Anyway? Projects are always delivered on budget Systems are intuitive to use More signatures mean better audit Committees add value Low bid is a great decision criterion Vendors always deliver what they promise
Thinking Outside the Box Develop Differently Exploit Existing Stay Simple Plan Properly Pursue Partnering
Develop Differently Throw out the old rules Performance is not a measurement Documentation is not an issue Think rapid development and disposal Dont strive for perfection Switch focus to the end user
Exploit Existing Leverage functionality Find synergy among technologies Educate about existing capabilities
Digital Library UVa Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities UVa Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
UBC Self Admission Process 25,000 undergrad applications & staff evaluations 12,000 offers 6,000 registrations minimum of 4 to 8 weeks from application to early offer of admission Even with web applications, this is a lot of work and slow response!
Self-Admission Statistics NumberCategoryPercent 10,204Web applications from BC high school students 97% 5,093self reported & self evaluated50% 2,159self admitted42% 1,565wait for May or final grades31% 1,369not admissible27%
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