Name Description
MSUii Program Charter The charter outlines the business case, organizational structure, goals and success criteria of the MSU Integration Initiative, as well as providing descriptive information about memberships and roles.
Charter Executive Summary The charter executive summary is a one-sheet summary of the key points, goals and success criteria of the program charter.
Transition Presentation A slide presentation given to University Council in November, 2011, summarizes the successful outcome of the integration initiative.
MSU Integration Story A one-page handout tells the MSU Integration Story and summarizes its positive outcomes.
Program Phases The MSUii program is in Phase IV Value Management of a five-phase schedule. The phases are illustrated in simple form in the Program Phases resource. Phase V Transfer transitions the results, processes, methodology and practices developed through the initiatve into ongoing operations for lasting cultural change as charged. Detailed explanation can be viewed in the Program Function Breakdown Structure below.
External Community Perspective Survey Report A Community Perspective workgroup was formed to gain information on student experiences and their view of the highest priority frustrations they face. The workgroup surveyed current and recent students from Bozeman, Great Falls and Havre as well as parents. Results of the survey are summarized in the External Community Perspective Survey Report to help teams focus on the highest priority opportunities from the students' point of view.
Business Case Template The business case template gathers the information needed to prioritize, plan, and schedule resource-impacting projects. The template can be scaled for use with large or small requests. Requestors should contact the Project Management Office ( to initiate a project request. The PMO will work with requestors to complete the business case and submit the request.
External Community Perspective Survey Report The Community Perspective Workgroup conducted a survey of students to determine students' greatest priorities to address in their university experience. Survey sample included current students, parents, and recent graduates. Bozeman, Havre, and Great Falls campuses participated in the survey. Teams will use the information to focus their process improvements on the areas identified by the students.
Jan 2011 Status Report
Jan 2011 Exec Summary
The MSUii status report of January 2011 contains an executive summary and more detailed explanations. It includes a list of team accomplishments, and the Function Breakdown Structure exhibits listed below. The status report and exhibits are also available in web format on the status page.
Program Accomplishments "Early win" accomplishments of Phase I of the MSUii program were published as Exhibit A in the January 2011 status report and are provided here as a separate reference.
Program Function Breakdown Structure
Program FBS Reference
The program FBS visually lays out the phases and general activities of those phases in a flowchart illustrating and explaining the overall process of the program. It was originally published in the January 2011 status report and is provided are as a separate reference.
Project Work Breakdown Structure The project WBS visually lays out a business process review project life cycle and the project management work that envelops it. The ADDIE model is a common project life cycle model for IT developments and is applicable in almost any industry. The NACUBO organization recommends a corresponding Discover/Design/Implement life cycle.
Project Portfolio Management
Methodology Framework
The PPM methodology framework illustrates the structure of project portfolio management and its various components. The program management team is responsible for developing and instituting at MSU a methodology for continuous, coordinated improvement. As this methodology is researched and developed, resources will be provided on this page.