A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
Effective project management guides a project through a controlled and visible set of activities to achieve project goals while significantly reducing or eliminating risks associated with a project. Additionally, a professional project manager allows staff to concentrate on the business needs of the project, and their agency without becoming distracted by the myriad of activities required for a successful project.
Project management is very important in today's business environment when you consider the risks and potential downsides of poorly executed projects. Properly managed projects include the following benefits:
For any type of work request that is related to starting up (or deciding if you need to start up) a new project, a new business/process analysis, or the need for IT strategic planning, please fill out an Initiative Intake Form through the state's service portal.
Project Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with budgets of $500,000 and up, and for projects under $500,000 that the state CIO has determined require monitoring.