The information collection process for Statewide IT Planning (SWITP) is managed through a SharePoint system that agency IT staff use to enter, and edit, IT Plan information. This system allows the Statewide IT Plan to continue to move toward being a dynamic, online dashboard of IT strategies and activities.
Similar to the last information collection cycle, for this biennium each agency will have a planning consultant from NDIT's Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) assigned to assist them (at no charge to the agency). Each agency’s assigned IT Planning Consultant will reach out to primary IT contacts to review the 2021-2023 IT Planning process and to discuss next steps starting in April/May.
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 all of the information is required to be submitted, due to security and confidentiality requirements, only certain information will be displayed as part of the published dashboard-based IT plan.
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. Additionally, if agency staff cannot submit their planning documentation by August 15, 2020, then they may request a planning due-date extension. The following form may be used for either of these requests:
The form may be submitted to your assigned planning consultant, who will route through the appropriate review process. 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.
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.
Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems.