The mission of this project is to provide timely, relevant, accurate data to facilitate better decision making. To accomplish this we will need to take a fresh look at what we do today, look towards the future, embrace change, and architect in a way that facilitates these goals. The scope of this work encompasses all facets of how we deliver, work with, and support information for decision-making at IU, from technical architecture to cultural support, from tool sets to development processes.
This is not specifically an IT project. DSI was designed to foster collaboration and cultural change in support of better decision making. Since DSI is about using data to make more informed decisions, we will be using IT resources as a catalyst for change. However, success will be measured not by IT deliverables, but by better decisions made.