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Lightweight approaches, such as Agile Project Management, argue that there are no new projects. Rather the design, development and deployment of new systems or services are seen as a series of relatively small tasks conceived and executed as the situation demands in an adaptive manner, rather than as a completely pre-planned process (project). Projects are really the extension of current operations that evolve from issues.


Decision Frameworks

In addition to these broad, and varied definitions, there are a variety of methodologies available to organizations that wish to formalize their practice of IT governance.


UMassOnline works with a variety of stakeholders in the delivery and advancement of online education, these include:


Instructional Designers, staff from CE offices and some faculty participate in our UMOL/Campus Biweekly Meetings

Tracking Data Policy


The Capability Maturity Model (CMM), developed by Carnegie Mellon University, refers to a development model elicited from organizations contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense and is now maintained by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). When it is applied to an existing organization's development processes, it allows an effective approach toward understanding and improvement.