Project Management

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.

Service Categories

Project Management as a Contracted Service
Provides customers with experienced project managers that will lead their IT projects.
Project Management Oversight
Monitors information technology projects with a budget in excess of $100,000 in accordance with ND Century Code (Chapters 54-10, 54-35, and 54-59), and Enterprise Architecture Standard STD009-05.
Project Management Templates
Helps with delivering on-time and within budget by providing practical templates.

Benefits

Effective IT project management guides the project through a controlled and visible set of activities to achieve project goals while significantly reducing or eliminating risks associated with the project. Additionally, utilizing a professional project manager allows internal staff to continue to concentrate on the business needs of the project without becoming mired in the myriad of management activities required to keep the project on track.

Benefits of properly managed projects

Project management is very important in today's business environment when you consider the risks and potential downsides of poorly executed IT projects. Properly managed projects prepare the organization to mitigate:

  • Missed deadlines
  • Cost overruns
  • Poor quality applications that don't meet end-user expectations
  • Conflicts among project team members
  • Rework, unclear direction and priorities for the project
  • Continuous changes in project scope
  • Key tasks that are overlooked
  • Poor team morale
  • Duplication of effort

Requesting Service

ITD's Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a Service Request for "Software Dev/GIS/PM/QA."

Associated Rates

Title Current Rate Current One Time Fee
Project Management Oversight

Project Management Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with a budget in excess of $500,000.

Tiered
Project Manager 95.00/hr.
Senior Project Manager 105.00/hr.

Related Standards and Guidelines

Project Management for Information Technology Projects

This standard will ensure accountability for the resources allocated to information technology (IT) projects and ensure that a consistent approach will be used to manage IT projects throughout the project management life cycle. 

News

Q1 2015 Large Project Oversight Report PublishedPosted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 2:35amNews

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 1st quarter of 2015.

ND Project Receives 2014 PMI-MN Project of the Year AwardPosted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:28pmNews

The 2014 PMI-MN Project of the Year Award was awarded to the ND Immunization Information System Interoperability Project.

Large Project Oversight ReportPosted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:14pmNews

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 1st quarter of 2014.  It was sent, along with a Cover Letter, to the Legislative IT Committee and Legislative Council.

Large Project Oversight ReportPosted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:29pmNews

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 4th quarter of 2013.  It was sent, along with a Cover Letter, to the Legislative IT Committee and Legislative Council.

Project Management SLA CreatedPosted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:53pmNews

A new Project Management SLA has been created. In conjunction with ITD’s Enterprise Service Levels, it acts as a Service Level Agreement between ITD and all customers utilizing Project Management as a Contracted Service.

Events

ND SLDS ESCEvent occurs on: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:00pmEvent
SLDS Committee Meeting Event occurs on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:00amEvent

1. Changes to agenda and approval of last meeting’s minutes (Lisa Feldner)

2. K-12 SLDS project update (Sarah Lee)

3. ND SLDS project update (Sarah Lee/Jennifer Kunz)

Project Management Institute Outreach EventEvent occurs on: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30amEvent

The Minnesota PMI Chapter has engaged in an outreach effort for central North Dakota.

Project Management Institute Outreach EventEvent occurs on: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:30amEvent

The Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) has engaged in an outreach effort for central North Dakota.

Inaugural Project Management Institute Outreach EventEvent occurs on: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 5:30pmEvent

The Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) has engaged in an outreach effort for central North Dakota. The inaugural event will include an opportunity for project managers, executives, sponsors, business analysts, business leads, students, and others to network with peers while taking in a no cost presentation on The Dark Arts of Project Management.

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