SOURCE: TeamDynamixHE

higher education project management

April 21, 2009 08:55 ET

Largest Community College in Ohio Turns to TeamDynamixHE to Improve IT Project Reporting, Tracking and Accountability

Columbus State Community College Uses Web-Based Project and Portfolio Management Solution to Move Towards Integrated Project Planning Process, Streamline Projects and Initiatives Across College

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - TeamDynamixHE, the leading provider of Web-based project and portfolio management solutions for the higher education market, today announced that Columbus State Community College (CSCC) has deployed TeamDynamixHE to manage IT projects campus-wide. CSCC serves more than 24,000 students in Columbus, Ohio, recently becoming the third largest institution of higher learning in the state. The college, which has broken school attendance records for the past three quarters, is spread across an 85-acre downtown campus, 10 suburban centers and a virtual campus that enrolls more online students than any college in Ohio.

TeamDynamixHE provides CSCC's staff with a centrally located solution that gives the school's IT staff and contractors access to current projects and project information from any Web-enabled computer. With TeamDynamixHE' planning utilities, CSCC's IT team can manage project requests, prioritize and score all potential projects, and streamline the project startup and staffing process by managing resources and launching projects directly through the Web. Team members can access TeamDynamixHE's customizable personal dashboards for a graphical display of daily responsibilities and current issues. TeamDynamixHE also serves as a communication tool for the IT team by automatically notifying members of timelines, deadlines, tasks and information added or changes in a project.

"In today's environment, return on investment is more important than ever when considering project prioritization and trying to meet the increasing needs of our growing student population," said Bart L. Prickett, director of I.T. Support Services at Columbus State Community College. "TeamDynamixHE provides an excellent way to organize projects and initiatives for the institution. From an efficiency standpoint, we are able to combine or eliminate closely related projects saving time, money and effort. In addition, the ability to track resources and provide reporting allows managers and officers the ability to plan, budget and justify current and future initiatives during fiscally challenging times."

TeamDynamixHE replaces the college's combination of QuickBase and a homegrown IT request system. Currently, nearly 175 people representing the college's I.T. Data Center, I.T. Network and P.C. services, Educational Resource Center, Enrollment Services, Public Safety and the Center for Educational Workforce Development are using TeamDynamixHE' PPM to manage projects. A few of these departments are also using the TeamDynamixHE TDTicketing module to track help-desk incidents and associated efforts for their departments.

"We consistently hear from customers about a common misunderstanding when it comes to IT," said Andrew Graf, lead analyst for TeamDynamixHE. "Higher education IT teams are notorious for never saying no, which has created the perception that IT always has the time and resources to take on any project. To be able to better plan, prioritize and justify the demand for more people and money to respond to the project requests, the IT department needs to be able to provide a clear picture to administrators of current projects and available resources. More and more, community colleges and universities are turning to TeamDynamixHE as a result of its focus on meeting the unique needs of the higher education market. We appreciate the trust CSCC has in our solution and look forward to growing with the school."

About TeamDynamixHE

TeamDynamixHE is the leading provider of Web-based project and portfolio management (PPM) 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 portfolio management and planning, IT governance, resource management, help desk ticketing, time and expense tracking and knowledge management. TeamDynamixHE is currently used by a number of the nation's leading colleges and universities, including Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, The Ohio State University and Franklin University. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit www.TeamDynamixHE.com.

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