From Innovation to Operation

Tuesday, February 05 | 2:30PM–4:30PM | Plaza Exhibit
Session Type: Professional Development

Innovation by definition means "new." But at some point, everything that is new—if it continues—stops being new. In IT departments, the adoption of something that is "new" and the transition to either "not new" or "not continuing" can be difficult. The fast pace of changing technologies (hardware, software, and services) can be at odds with the long-standing administrative structures under which our IT departments work. This presentation will propose solutions to some of the issues involved in incorporating innovation into our work both while it is still new and when it is ready to be operationalized.

Learning Objectives:
* Identify and solve common problems that arise when implementing an innovation
* Identify and solve common problems that arise when operationalizing an innovation
* Develop a simple and flexible project management plan for fast-paced innovative projects