Project Management

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.

Service Categories

Project Management as a Contracted Service
Provides customers with experienced project managers that will lead their 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 Project Management for Large Information Technology Projects (STD009-05).
Project Management Templates and Guidance
Practical templates and practices for delivering successful solutions.

Benefits

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.

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 projects. Properly managed projects include the following benefits:

  • Schedules met
  • Cost control
  • Scope control
  • Effective Teams
  • High quality solutions that meet or exceed agency expectations

Requesting Service

NDIT'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 99.00/hr.
Senior Project Manager 114.00/hr.

Related Standards and Guidelines

Project Management for Information Technology Standard

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

Large Project Oversight ReportPosted: May 29, 2014News

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: Mar 6, 2014News

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: Nov 21, 2013News

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.

Changes to laws relating to SB2034, SB2033, and SB2021 went into effect on August 1, 2013.