Project Request FAQ

The ITS Project Request Form provides important information regarding the who, what, when, and why for the request. Without that information, a decision regarding the approval and relative priority of the project/work cannot be made.

Any large investment of University resources in excess of 80 hours or $8000 requires executive approval.  This ensures that limited resources are applied to objectives which align with the BGSU Strategic Plan and are prioritized according to University needs at the time of request.  These thresholds were chosen to reflect an initiative that would divert roughly two weeks of an employee’s time from their regular duties.

We are asking the requestors of Application Development projects to provide a set of functional specifications (documentation) before development work begins.  Much of the information on the Project Request form can be directly applied to the functional specification.  The effort put into filling out the Project Request Form will reduce the effort required for creating the functional specification.

Almost all of the work done within ITS is project based.  Utilizing a Project Management standard improves communication, organization, and the success of the project.  Additionally, Project Management standards reduce wasted effort on ITS projects by minimizing efforts that do not result in the successfully deliver of what the requester needs.

ITS encourages open communications.  Please feel free to engage any ITS staff member for direction or with questions regarding the Project Request Form.  ITS will be happy to assist with the completion of a Project Request Form.

It is important for you, the requestor, to advocate for your project at the Software Integration Committee, the first approval level in the project governance process.  An ITS PMO staff member will take your completed form and work with you to complete a narrative for presentation during this process (for additional information, see our Project Governance Process webpage). 

Updated: 03/08/2023 10:12AM