Project Planning

Service Description

Consultation services provided as the initial point-of-contact for faculty and staff for technology solutions to be evaluated and/or deployed.


Services Offered


After initial requirements are understood and documented, the process will inlcude communicating, collaborating and coordinating with appropriate iTech units and other impacted university units and departments to assist with evaluating and planning of proposed solutions. Actively searches for new ways to leverage appropriate technology to help ensure customer satisfaction.



We have developed a structured methodology that is built on the principles provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This methodology includes the use of an integrated suite of project management processes and templates, governance, quality assurance, and, most importantly, leadership. This structure provides a means for applying these principles to help ensure project success and enable Project Managers to develop comprehensive schedules that can be used to determine the progress, impact of issues and risks on project end dates and cost. An integral part of this methodology is scope definition and management consisting of; requirements gathering, systems analysis, process mapping, design and testing. Applying best-practice methods helps to continually improve project success.



iTech offers both Oracle and SQL Server database administration support to Southern Miss departments upon request. These services include the installation and maintenance of database management system software, backup and recovery measures to safeguard data and collaboration with departments in maintaining databases where database administration (DBA) involvement is necessary. 



Provide data integration between enterprise systems SOAR and SOARFIN.



Provide general security consulting on applications/hardware/software/network security, and security tools and techniques. These services include firewall maintenance, risk assessment, security software support, and vulnerability detection / prevention.



Provides support for Moves/Adds/Changes and assisting customers with defining project scope and cost.



Requests for the procurement of information technology hardware, equipment, systems, software or services by institutions of higher learning are under the purview of MS Information Technology Services (ITS) and, therefore, are required to be processed through the iTech department. For information on the suggested timeline for submitting technology purchasing requests, please visit Timeline. To submit a request or for assistance, contact the Technology Procurement Team.


To request service

Contact the Business Analyst group to assist you with your Project Planning request.



Normal business hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


For problems or issues, contact

The Business Analyst group


Related Charges

Cost is dependent upon service type and may vary.


Service Owner

Jeff May