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Application Development

Computer Services develops applications and implements systems for departments.

Overview

Computer Services develops applications and implements systems that address institutional information technology needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. These solutions help Temple students, faculty, and staff effectively achieve their academic and business goals.

Process Description

  • Computer Services evaluates project requests based on institutional priorities, cost, resource availability, and existing technologies available. Consequently, not all project requests are approved.
  • Computer Services collaborates with different employee populations through an established set of Competency Center workgroups. In many cases, Computer Services will recommend commercial products, third party vendors and/or enhancements to existing systems instead of application development.
  • The duration of approved application development projects will vary from one unique project to another. Time and effort will be negotiated between the requester and the Computer Services Project Manager for each unique project.
  • The Office of Information Security must review and approve all application development projects prior to launch. Application features that deliberately violate ADA standards or Computer Services policies will not be implemented.
  • Application launches and updates are subject to production control procedures and may require approval from the Change Advisory Board.
  • The Computer Services Project Manager assigned to your project will discuss these items with you before beginning any work.

Requesting Instructions

To request this service, use the Request Help tab on the Computer Services home page. Upon approval, a Computer Services Project Manager will contact you and will communicate with you throughout the project.

Requirements

Any Temple faculty or staff member can request this service. As the requester of this service, you are expected to:

  • correspond and meet with Computer Services throughout the duration of the project,
  • represent the needs and requirements of the application's users, and be responsible for all present and future communication with those users, and
  • participate in the testing of the application, and confirm that it meets mutually agreed upon requirements.

After project completion, you are expected to exercise continued stewardship over the application.

Cost

At this time, Computer Services consulting and development costs are not passed on to academic or business units. Computer Services assumes these costs. Other costs, such as hardware purchases, software purchases, or development services from outside the University, are determined on a per-project basis. These other costs are passed on to the requester's department. 

Support

To submit questions about this service or report problems, use the Request Help tab on the Computer Services home page.