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David J Turner

TitleAssistant Director, Project Management Group,
Applications & Project Management, ITS
DivisionInformation Technology Services
DepartmentInformation Technology Services,
ITS-Applications and Project Management
Phone831-459-1881,
831-818-5449
Email,
FAX831-459-3836
Web Site ITS Home Page
Project Management Service Page
Web Services Page
Office2300 Delaware, B1-05
Office HoursMonday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
Campus Mail StopITS Delaware
Mail2300 Delaware Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
95060
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Biography, Education and Training

A California native, I received my degrees in Political Science and American History. This background proved surprisingly useful as I began my career at UCSC managing the archives for the Physical Planning and Construction department.



I naturally transitioned into information technology in the process of modernizing the Records Department at PP&C, developing databases, server storage, and digital scanning and archival processes.



In 2006, I moved to the Project Management Group of ITS. Here, I have moved through a number of key focus areas, including divisional strategic planning, assessment, governance design and support, project management leadership, and most recently, service management in the area of campus web services.



I currently manage the Project Management Group in ITS / Applications & Project Management. We support the divisional project management methodology, manage key projects for the division, and provide service management for select services.

Honors, Awards and Grants

- Graduate, UCSC Leadership Academy (2008)

- Recipient UCSC Staff Recognition & Development Program acknowledgement (2008)

- Graduate, EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program (2007)

Selected Presentations


  • http://its.ucsc.edu/project-management/docs/brown-bag-docs/20100928-pmbb-project-documentation.pdf Keeping Cool with Project Documentation (2010)

  • http://its.ucsc.edu/project-management/docs/brown-bag-docs/pm-bb-pm-resources-fingertips.pdf Planning for Pitfalls: Project Risks and Issues (2010)

  • http://its.ucsc.edu/project-management/docs/brown-bag-docs/pm-bb-controlling-project-scope.pdf Controlling Your Project Scope: Managing Creeps and Documenting Change (2010)

  • http://its.ucsc.edu/project-management/docs/brown-bag-docs/pm-bb-managing-your-sponsor.pdf Managing Your Sponsor (2009)

  • https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B7MfSlyjTCyDYWRkYWI5NjYtNGQzNy00OTc1LWFiNzItYjY4NTkyYjg0MThl&hl=en&authkey=COeO3D8 UCSC Web Presence and Services Program: At a Glance (2008)

  • https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B7MfSlyjTCyDOTIxMGRjNTMtODVlMy00YTlkLTk1ZWQtYmUxNTc0ZjM4NjU4&hl=en&authkey=CNnSv_kC Engineering the Priorities Train (2007)