Overview

In June 2021, a new IT governance model was approved for UC Berkeley. Having a clear charge, simple structure, and the ability for an agile implementation were all goals identified when developing the new model. Committees are now being formed to ensure campus stakeholders have input and feedback mechanisms in place. View the IT Governance presentation for historical context and vision for the future.

Charge

IT Governance is charged with recommending strategic direction, policy and process, and resource priorities for the management of information technology at UC Berkeley. 

Role of IT Governance

  • Strategic Alignment - Ensure that IT supports University and campus strategies, initiatives, and business needs.
  • Process & Policy OversightMaintain structures, policies, and activities that increase the value of IT.
  • Resource PrioritizationLink IT activity to campus outcomes through effective resource distribution.

Activities of IT Governance

  • Guide continual IT service improvement
    • Provide campus-wide input into IT strategy and goals
    • Evaluate IT service performance and value
    • Approve new goals intended to improve or realign services
  • Develop and improve the governance function
    • Establish a consistent and repeatable approach to defining IT strategy
    • Coordinate strategic decision-making processes across campus IT
    • Evaluate the performance and value of IT governance 
  • Recommend resource distribution across the full IT service life cycle
    • Incorporate strategic prototyping activities
    • Support service transitions for trial periods
    • Maintain established services
    • Invest in service improvement initiatives
    • Redistribute resources from reduced and retired services 

Benefits of IT Governance

  • Increased campus wide engagement with and visibility of IT services.

  • More diverse participation in and input to IT decision making.

  • More predictable and intentional long-term IT planning.

  • IT services that appropriately and performantly support UC Berkeley’s needs.