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?
16. Do the templates contain actionable content?
Are the Framework’s templates simply blank forms, or do they contain actionable content that we can use?
The Framework includes over 100 forms, templates, and tools you will need to accomplish the best practice tasks. Many of the templates include comprehensive content, allowing you to jump-start the process so that it does not have to be created from scratch. All of the content can be easily tailored to the specific needs of each association.
For example, the Framework’s RFP contains hundreds of requirements that are specific to the needs of both trade associations and professional societies; the Demo Scripts contain sample business cases and scenarios for each department in an association, along with instructions to the vendors on how to construct their demonstrations to address each scenario; a Due Diligence Guide contains a checklist of the due diligence activities that should be performed before a final decision is made on which vendor will provide your new AMS, LMS, or Website; PowerPoint Presentation Templates contain guidance and instructions to kickoff various phases of the project, explaining what is expected of staff and when their involvement will be needed. PowerPoint presentations include talking points for each slide.
The above are examples of only “some” of the templates included in the Framework. The real value in the templates lies in the deep association-specific content they provide. Every template includes instructions on how and when it should be used. Each can be customized, either by your own staff or by ISCG, in order to address your unique requirements.