Project Manager Qualifications to Manage a Major IT Project

For major information technology projects with a budget between $500,000 and $1 million, the project manager must demonstrate past experience managing at least one project of similar size, scale and complexity, or multiple projects of a lesser size, scale and complexity.

For major information technology projects with a budget over $1 million that requires only one state project manager and one vendor project manager, the state project manager is required to have previously managed an information technology project which has spanned a 12-month timeline, been subject to STD009-05, and had complexities requiring coordination of work between multiple entities. The project manager must hold the project management professional credential (PMP) and have sufficient experience in North Dakota project management practices or similar methodologies.

For major information technology projects with a budget over $1 million with multiple project managers (beyond a single state and single vendor project manager scenario), the primary project manager must have previously managed or co-managed an information technology project budgeted for at least $1 million, which must have spanned at least a 12-month timeline, been subject to STD009-05, and had complexities requiring coordination of work between multiple entities. The primary project manager must hold the project management professional credential (PMP) and have sufficient experience in North Dakota project management practices or similar methodologies.

The CIO determines if a project manager meets these qualifications.

Note: All project managers that are to work on a major IT project must submit SFN 60137 Qualified Project Manager Approval for review and approval by the state CIO. Completed forms may be submitted to project oversight for processing.