IT Guidance Framework
- 1. What exactly IS the Framework?
- 2. How does the Framework benefit senior management?
- 3. What are the primary benefits of the Framework?
- 4. What technology was used to develop the Framework?
- 5. Who developed the Framework?
- 6. What background & skillset is needed to use the Framework?
- 7. Does every association utilize the entire Framework?
- 8. Does our staff at-large have to become experts on the Framework?
- 9. What if we don’t have time to use the Framework on our own?
- 10. Is the Framework designed for small or large associations?
- 11. Why do we need a Framework?
- 12. If we use the Framework, what is ISCG’s role in the project?
- 13. Why did ISCG develop the IT Guidance Framework?
- 14. Will it help us with implementation-only efforts?
- 15. Are there other frameworks available for associations?
- 16. Do the templates contain actionable content?
- 17. Will it help us set realistic expectations?
- 18. Does the Framework clash with the vendor's methodology?
- 19. Does the Framework replace the consultant?
- 20. Will the Framework help with an IT Assessment?
18. Does the Framework clash with the vendor’s methodology?
The vendor provides their own set of documents and forms to use during the implementation. Is the ISCG Framework competitive with what the vendor provides?
No, the IT Guidance Framework is complementary to what your vendor will provide. Some of the vendor’s forms may overlap those in the Framework. For example, the vendor will provide a project plan, which should then be merged into the project plan contained in the Framework. Whether the vendor’s project plan or the Framework’s project plan ultimately survives is not as important as making sure that the tasks from both plans are included in your final project plan.
In addition, the ISCG Framework goes much deeper than what your vendor provides. The vendor’s tools are primarily related to the specific tasks on which they will be working with you.