Each biennium, agencies complete IT operations plans, and project worksheets for proposed IT projects. This information feeds into the creation of a statewide IT plan document, as well as serves as input into the state’s project portfolio management process through which major projects are ranked in preparation for the next legislative assembly.
Information gathered through the IT planning process also helps ITD understand the changing and evolving nature of technology and IT business needs throughout the state enterprise.
... will include the ability to enter and/or update and maintain the Agency Operations Plan information in agency-specific SharePoint sites. The information contained within the Operations Plan has been grouped into sections:
Additionally, agencies are required to submit a new project worksheet that lists project information and the project budget request for each project with an estimated budget of $100,000 or more. For projects with budgets of $500,000 or more, the agency is also required to complete the Project Benefit and Risk Analysis portion of the project worksheet.
If you have no expected or planned projects exceeding $100,000, the Agency Operations Plan information is all that is required. However, you are encouraged to submit a completed IT Project Worksheet for any project less than $100,000, as this may help you prepare for appropriations requests.
Your agency will be contacted during May of 2016 to schedule a meeting with an IT Planning Consultant to walk you through the planning process, provide guidance, and answer questions.
The state has an official definition of "Information Technology." This definition will help you understand what types of technology and work is relevant to the statewide IT planning process.
Although it is required by North Dakota Century Code to participate in the statewide IT planning process, an agency may request an exemption from the process by submitting the following form for review by the state CIO:
If agency staff cannot submit their planning documentation to ITD by August 15, 2016, then they may request a planning due date extension by submitting the following form for review by the state CIO:
Please note that requesting an exemption or extension is not guaranteed to be granted. Please plan appropriately.
Project Management Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with a budget in excess of $100,000.
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.
Statewide IT Planning is a process managed by ITD through which state agencies establish objectives for technology investments that are in line with their strategic business goals.
Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems.