Make IT Happen: Moonshot to Production in 6 Months | UBTech Conference

Make IT Happen: Moonshot to Production in 6 Months

Session Details

Focus: 
Campus IT / Technology Policy & Practice
Target Audience: 
Tactical
Session Type: 
Break-out
Session Format: 
Regular session
Conference Year: 
2017

The session highlights the unique story of a moonshot project to create and deploy an online cyber lab environment leveraging cloud technologies. The journey examines the various hurdles encountered by the project team such as securing buy-in and funding, creating a true partnership with a cloud services vendor (not just a vendor-client relationship), creating a team and a prototype, navigating internal institutional politics and moving into full-scale development all within a 6-month period. Takeaways for attendees include the important factors to make IT happen: a shared vision, capitalizing on past successes, willingness to take risks, a dedicated team, and true industry partnership.

Speaker(s): 
Professional title: 
Solutions Manager
Company/Institution: 
University of Maryland University College
Professional title: 
Program Manager
Company/Institution: 
University of Maryland University College

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