Finding the Puzzle Pieces – Flash Talk

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Description

An introduction to data and information management process mapping as a needs analysis tool for improving research workflows and cyberinfrastructure.
Participants will learn:

  1. I am a new consultant on campus to help with research cyberinfrastructure
  2. Basics of Process Mapping – Purpose, Capability, Use
  3. Growth Mindset- You don’t know what you don’t know. Be Open to Curiosity and Change. Encourage opportunities to reduce redundancies, inefficiencies, and gaps as well as increase reproducibility, repeatability, and replicability.

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Understanding Impact vs. Effort and How To Maximize Your Team’s Throughput – Live Session

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Description

This talk investigates factors that help and hinder the efficiency of our projects and offers simple solutions to increase productivity. Attendees will learn how to analyze the effort needed to complete a task versus its overall impact on the project. This talk will help participants identify easy wins and deliver value often.


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SharePoint and MS Teams: A Collaborative Technology – Live Session

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Description

This presentation maintains that SharePoint and MS Teams can be an effective technology solution to meet the information needs of IT professionals. Furthermore, it provide tips, tricks and best practices to effectively implement a SharePoint Resource Library with MS Teams using collaborative project management strategies.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:
-Identify the benefits of utilizing SharePoint and MS Teams.
-Recognize how SharePoint and MS Teams organize information.
-Reflect on Project Management best practices for implementing SharePoint and MS Teams as a project management technology.


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A Framework for Stakeholder Alignment – Live Session

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Description

Providing a framework for how to build stakeholder alignment into large-scale strategic projects, why projects fall out of alignment, and how to get back on track for long-term success.

Attendees will learn:
Tools for establishing project alignment from the start
How to recognize misalignment
Understanding the root cause of misalignment
Tools for getting the team and project back on track


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Keynote – Using our voice to create inclusive and accessible technology designs and services

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We will be live streaming this session via YouTube. The link will be added no later than June 1st


Keynote Description

We, as IT professionals, play a critical role in designing, developing, and supporting the digital campus. We have created and evolved the digital campus over the last forty years, and in 2020 it became the primary mode of interaction for our communities. What can we learn from the rapid pivot to online, and more importantly, how can we evolve our thinking and approaches?

Let’s discuss how we can use our expertise and our voice to create digital spaces where people can thrive. Using ideas from fields such as critical design practices, conflict management, and polarities, we will explore the most effective approaches for providing spaces where multiple voices are empowered, and diverse communities can thrive.

The session will be interactive.

Opening Remarks for the conference will take place from 8:45-9:15am


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“Wait, you work where?”- Lessons and Challenges of “Distributed” IT Product/Project Management – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

Jeff will provide insights and perspectives from his experience leading enterprise IT efforts from a position outside of central IT at the university. He will share examples of the many challenges, some successes, and major lessons he learned by leading IT efforts from “over there” – from the distributed IT context.

Learn about effective strategies for “leading from where you are at” and the key role intentional relationship building, community building, and collaboration play in achieving personal, professional, and mission goals as a distributed IT leader working on enterprise-scale strategy and initiatives that cross-cut organizational boundaries.


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IT Talks Technical: What & Why Now? – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

The IT field is moving towards removing offensive terms from IT language and replacing them with more inclusive terms. The IT Talks Technical team is tasked with collecting, recommending, and publishing a list of terms that are offensive and their alternative terms that are more accurate and less offensive. This session will introduce the work of the IT Talks Technical team, and discuss the importance of using more inclusive language in our work and invite discussion and input from attendees.


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IT Policy Bootcamp – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

Join the campus Policy Planning & Analysis Team (PAT) for resources and information on the who, what, when, where, why and how of policy and the IT Policy process at UW-Madison. Learn how policy can assist you in your respective IT roles and how to get involved in the process.

Expect to gain a deeper understanding of why policy is important, the components that make up a successful policy and what information is included in a policy document. In addition, attendees will gain an understanding of what information is included and the purpose of supporting policy documents including policy standards, guidelines, procedures, and implementation plans. Finally, attendees will walk away with an understanding of why their voice is important in the policy process, how policy assists in supporting their work and how to get involved in current and/or future policy initiatives.

Basic knowledge of campus IT Policies beneficial, but not required.

The last 15 minutes of this session will also be open for Q&A about the Pre-Recorded Session: IT Policy – What’s Hot and in the Hopper


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Considering the True Cost of Every Website/Webapp

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm


Description
There are lots of things to consider for estimating a true cost of a website or webapp. We will be reviewing some considerations that impact the long-term cost and maintainability of your website or webapp. We give you a checklist to review so you understand if you’re heading down a path to an expensive future with that new website/webapp that you want to create, and some tips on how to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn evaluation tools that will help you get a website/webapp with a lower cost of long-term ownership.


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