“Project Exploration” is a process through which NDIT and agency staff review a project's business case and strategic information so NDIT can determine:

  • The project’s potential impact to the state’s enterprise technology architecture
  • The project’s potential impact to the state's security posture
  • The project's potential impact to existing technology contracts and to ensure procurement best practices are followed
  • The project’s need for project management services or for project oversight
  • The demand that conducting the project may have on state resources
  • Other project benefits and risks

Project Exploration

The estimated budget of a project helps determine how much exploration is needed. Please use the guide below to help you get started with this process (details to come as this process is currently being reinvented -- until then, for assistance, please contact the head of the project office, Justin Data, at (701) 328-7422).

 

I have no reasonable estimate for the size of the budget

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review

 

Under $25,000

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review

 

$25,000 to $99,999

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review
  • Procurement Review

 

$100,000 to $249,999

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review
  • Procurement Review
  • Project Exploration Review
  • Optional Oversight on Projects $100K-$500K 
  • Follow Statewide IT Plan Guidelines 

 

$250,000 to $499,999

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review
  • Procurement Review
  • Project Exploration Review
  • Optional Oversight on Projects $100K-$500K 
  • Follow Statewide IT Plan Guidelines 
  • Follow PM Standard

 

$500,000 to $999,999

All projects $500,000 and over are considered major projects. They must follow the Project Management standard and all items below:

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review
  • Procurement Review
  • Project Exploration Review
  • Optional Oversight on Projects $100K-$500K 
  • Follow Statewide IT Plan Guidelines 
  • Follow PM Standard
  • Project Oversight on Major Projects
  • Major Project Requirements
  • Qualified Project Manager (Level C)
  • SITAC Ranking
  • Biennial SITAC Notification
  • SITAC Project Reporting
  • LITC Startup/Closeout Report
  • LITC Project Reporting

 

$1,000,000 and Over

  • Potential LITC Review
  • Potential State Auditor Review
  • Procurement Review
  • Project Exploration Review
  • Optional Oversight on Projects $100K-$500K 
  • Follow Statewide IT Plan Guidelines 
  • Follow PM Standard
  • Project Oversight on Major Projects
  • Major Project Requirements
  • Qualified Project Manager 
  • SITAC Ranking
  • Biennial SITAC Notification
  • SITAC Project Reporting
  • LITC Startup/Closeout Report
  • LITC Project Reporting