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:
NDIT's Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a Service Request for "Software Dev/GIS/PM/QA."
Project Management Oversight monitors and guides information technology projects with a budget in excess of $500,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ITD provides review, consultation, and general assistance to North Dakota state agencies regarding IT procurement and contracting best practices.
IT Planning is a process managed by NDIT through which state agencies establish objectives for technology activities that are in line with their strategic goals.
Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems.