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March 08, 2011 11:17 ET

Johnson County Community College Using TeamDynamixHE for Centralized Project and Portfolio Management

TeamDynamixHE Helps Improve Visibility of Project Management and Resource Utilization Surrounding Technology Implementations

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - For more than 10 years, Johnson County Community College, the largest community college and third largest institution of higher learning in Kansas, maximized an in-house project tracking solution that established a foundation of team-based project management practices. When the time came to upgrade the solution, JCCC turned to TeamDynamixHE, a leading provider of Web-based project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions for the Higher Education market. TeamDynamixHE provides JCCC with a centralized PPM solution that is now used by more than 250 people supporting departments across campus, including academic systems support, continuing education, financial aid, emergency preparedness, human resources, information services, and the police department.

"TeamDynamixHE made it possible to leverage and refine our existing processes rather than forcing us to adopt a new methodology," said Sandra Warner, Director, Administrative Computing Services and Deputy CIO for JCCC. "We are now better able to assess the associated risk and resource utilization at the front-end of the request process and with Web-based reporting built directly into the product, we no longer need report-writer knowledge in order to manage project portfolios or analyze resource utilization."

According to Warner, TeamDynamixHE has provided the following benefits:

  • Gives IT leadership tools to understand capacity when making commitments and to clearly articulate constraints to stakeholders to set reasonable and achievable expectations.
  • Helps JCCC to consolidate project data, thereby making reporting less intensive and more insightful.
  • Provides IT leadership with an accurate picture of progress and status to preemptively make adjustments to stay on schedule or reset expectations.
  • Enables JCCC to address the need for better reporting and visibility, and a bottom-up need to improve the ability to track and execute resources.

Warner added, "TeamDynamixHE is designed to meet the specific needs of higher education institutions like ours, which made it easy to align departmental projects and portfolios to our new institutional strategic plan. The entire TDHE product is super-simple to use as individuals with varying degrees of technical ability have quickly made the transition."

"JCCC is a great example of how and organization can use a PPM solution to get the most from its people and resources, and leveraging technology to improve processes," said Andrew Graf, principal analyst for TeamDynamixHE. "JCCC has fully embraced the capabilities of our software campus-wide, from simple task management by department to requesting university strategic planning initiatives. We are excited to see the full impact of TeamDynamixHE over the coming months and years as it helps the university to improve resource tracking, budgeting and project prioritization."

To read the entire JCCC case study, visit TeamDynamixHE.com.

About TeamDynamixHE
TeamDynamixHE is the leading provider of Web-based project and portfolio management solutions for the Higher Education market. The company's suite of project tracking, reporting and portfolio management software provides the work tools and environment necessary for successful project management and delivery, in addition to project and portfolio management and planning, IT governance, resource management, helpdesk ticketing, time and expense tracking and knowledge management. TeamDynamixHE is currently used by a number of leading colleges and universities, including The Ohio State University, Virginia Tech University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbus State Community College, Syracuse University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Franklin University. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit www.TeamDynamixHE.com.

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