How to Say No, yet Get What Really Matters Done

Thursday, November 01 | 3:15PM–4:00PM MT | Board 103, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B-E
Session Type: Poster Session
With mountains of IT initiatives and limited discretionary funds, how do you ensure you can tackle what matters most? Discover how to get nimble responses from shared governance committees, maximize resources, and create a data-driven decision-making process while maintaining transparency and inclusion. Learn how to say no.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to: 1. Quickly identify which projects or strategic initiatives are most valuable to key stakeholders and customers 2. Empower IT service and development teams to focus limited resources on the most strategic initiatives 3. Discover how to best say “no” or “not yet” to lower-priority initiatives


  • Meloney Linder

  • Paul Oliphant

    Director, Academic Technology and Web, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Steve Van Der Weide

    Director of IT, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Resources & Downloads

  • Poster How to say No yet Get What Matters Done

    Updated on 11/26/2019