“Project Exploration” is a process through which ITD and agency staff preparing to conduct an IT project review its business case and technical information so that ITD can determine:
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.”
Upon completion, ITD will return comments concerning the planning and study of the project to the designated contact person. A contact person at ITD may also be designated to assist the agency with working through any recommendations or conducting follow up reviews.
If ITD architects are needed beyond the preliminary assessment, services will become billable at the Architect/Consulting Rate. A cost estimate will be provided, and agencies will be asked to submit a request via ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS).
Other recommended or required services, such as project management or project oversight, may also incur service fees at the rate assigned to that service.
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.
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 ITD 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.