Stop Doing! Taking Disciplined Action to Focus on Innovation and Success

Thursday, November 02 | 2:40PM–3:30PM ET | Meeting Room 202A/B, 200 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Work is infinite, but time finite. Disciplined leaders actively choose to "stop doing" some work to protect time for priorities. What services should IT leaders stop doing so we can focus on innovation? How do we decide? Come prepared with questions, stories, and ideas for spirited discussion about these topics.

Outcomes: Understand how a "stop doing" list empowers successful IT leaders to focus on innovation and services with highest priority * Identify IT services that are prime to stop doing, both in the immediate and in the near future * Describe methods for making identifying a team's "stop doing" list


  • Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom

    Vice Provost for IT & Chief Information Officer, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Carol Smith

    Chief Information Officer, DePauw University

Resources & Downloads

  • Educause 2017 Stop Doing session final

    6 MB, pdf - Updated on 11/22/2017