You may know I’m now running the Sponsored Capstone Projects at the University of Utah. What you may not know is this could be of value to your organization.
One of my responsibilities is to bring new projects to my students. This means I can help organizations get important, but unbudgeted, projects done. These are graduate IS students with an average of 5 years work experience. A project team can complete projects that require hundreds of man hours. But these are not “free” projects to the sponsoring organization. While there is no hard dollar cost today, we do require sponsors allocate staff resources to interface with our project team as well as executive sponsorship. In some cases, software or cloud services are needed and provided by the sponsor (ownership retained by sponsor after project is completed).