The Office of Information Technology IT Business Relationship Managers have been asked to partner with Service Owners to spin up new services and generally formalize the process. We have therefore created the following guide to assist Service Owners in deploying new offerings to their services. We know there are a lot of intricacies and details to the process of starting up a new service. From connecting with other technologists around the institution for resources, to introducing your new service to the IT Portfolio, the User Support Knowledge Base, and other support structures within our organization. It is the intent of this guide to assist you through that process, along with consultations with us directly. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the guide or how to navigate through this process.
IT Business Relationship Team
Step 1: Research Options
The Technology Advisory Council (Tech Advisors) helps University of Minnesota faculty and staff navigate the process of choosing a technology solution. Learn about a typical technology decision process many people follow, including the kinds of decisions you will need to make, resources you can use, and activities typically done during each phase of the process.
The Technology Portfolio for the University of Minnesota includes technology service and solution guidance for technologists and IT decision makers. Use the portfolio to see if a currently offered service could meet your needs before you investigate other options.
The Technology Advisory Council is made up of friendly, knowledgeable technology experts from across the University system who have experience with the University's unique, highly-interdependent technology environment and are practiced with the University's technology policies, standards, and guiding principles. Our knowledge and experience is at your disposal, free of charge. If you could benefit from some helpful advice or simply want to discuss options, request a consultation.
Note: If the process has been completed without TAC representation, engage them for review regardless.
Search for existing content. Filter the results in the Type field by Portfolio Technology.
If you don't find an existing Portfolio Technology page, click Content in the administrator bar.
Click +Add Content.
Choose Portfolio Technology as the content type.
- Before publishing the page, complete the minimum number of fields needed to provide technologists and technology decision makers with the information they need to decide it the technology might meet their needs.
- Complete additional fields as that information becomes available.
- Save the page as a draft or publish it.