“Initiative Intake” (formerly called "Project Exploration") is a process through which NDIT and agency staff preparing to conduct an IT project develop and/or review its business case and high level technical concepts so NDIT staff can understand:
Pursuant to ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-11.1), "Each executive branch state agency, excluding entities under the control of the state board of higher education, considering the development of an information technology project with an estimated cost of one hundred thousand dollars or more shall involve the information technology department in the planning and study of the project. A state agency must receive a recommendation from the information technology department prior to proceeding with any study relating to the project.”
Please note that the intake analysis team will actively review and triage all requests made via the intake form, no matter what the cost and complexity of the request may be. However, if a request has an anticipated budget of $100,000 or more, it is required by Century Code to be reviewed in the manner described above. If you are submitting project information as part of the biennial Statewide IT Planning process, please refer to the Statewide IT Planning pages.
Preliminary reviews by NDIT staff are conducted at no cost by the agency. If NDIT architects, business analysts, project managers, software developers, or other billable staff are needed beyond any preliminary assessments, those services will become billable at the current published rates. In the case that work becomes billable, NDIT will present a statement of work for the anticipated services to the business team in advance.
Project Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with budgets of $500,000 and up, and for projects under $500,000 that the state CIO has determined require monitoring.
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.
ITD provides review, consultation, and general assistance to North Dakota state agencies regarding IT procurement and contracting best practices.
IT Planning is a process managed by NDIT through which state agencies establish objectives for technology activities that are in line with their strategic goals.