IT Planning

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. The Publications page contains links to past technology plans. This dashboard contains data about goals, objective, and accomplishments related to the current Statewide IT Plan. The 2021-2023 Statewide IT Plan will update information within that same dashboard to present goal, objective, and accomplishment information for the next biennium.

Overview of the 2023-2025 Statewide IT Planning Process

  • The plan will still be published via a web site, which will include data presented in a dashboard format
  • NDIT will notify agencies of the details of how the IT planning process works for the 2023-2025 biennium beginning in late March/April 2022
  • IT Planning Consultants from NDIT will schedule meetings with Agency Staff beginning in April/May 2022
  • Participants have until August 15, 2022, to enter new data, and to update existing data, into the data gathering tool
  • Major IT projects go through the SITAC ranking/prioritization process in September/October 2022
  • The Statewide IT Plan is published online prior to the beginning of the legislative session

When you are ready to plan, a detailed description of the planning process and requirements is available.

Per NDCC 54-59-11.: Each executive branch state agency or institution, excluding the institutions under the control of the board of higher education, unless the chief information officer grants an exemption, shall participate in the information technology planning process based on guidelines developed by the department . The plan must be submitted to the department by August fifteenth of each even-numbered year unless the chief information officer grants an extension. The department shall review each entity’s plan for compliance with statewide information technology policies and standards and may require an entity to change its plan to comply with statewide policies or standards or to resolve conflicting directions among plans. Agencies of the judicial and legislative branches shall file their information technology plans with the department by August fifteenth of each even-numbered year. Based on the plans, the department shall prepare a statewide information technology plan and distribute copies of that plan … . The statewide information technology plan must be developed with emphasis on long-term strategic goals, objectives, and accomplishments.

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