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IT— Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything

Reminder: All prior readings for this MOOC can be found under the Readings tab in the Mojo. It is only visible or accessible when you are logged in.

This week, our core reading is "Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything" by Michael Hites and Kelly J. Block.

Alexandria Stankovich has already shared an executive summary of this article in a Mojo blog post. This is a MOOC. It's okay if you only read the summary, but please download the PDF of the entire article for your later reference.

About the Authors

Michael Hites is senior associate vice president for administrative information technology services and CIO at the University of Illinois. He advances collaborative vision, strategy, management, and accountability for enterprise-wide information technology services within the University of Illinois’ multicampus environment. He has also led institutional research, library services, and distance education services. He has developed leadership program curricula and led strategic planning and IT planning for several universities. He is a former member of the SCUP Board of Directors and one of Computerworld’s Premier100 IT Leaders.


Kelly J. Block is assistant vice president for portfolio and planning management and leads the Portfolio and Process Management Office (PPMO) for the Office of the CIO at the University of Illinois. The PPMO focuses on providing services, tools, and standards for project and portfolio management, IT governance, and business process improvement.

"When an institution must respond to disruptive change, good IT planning is a necessity."

 Do you agree? What are your professional experiences with planning for and responding to information technology?

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