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 these projects.
All information technology projects shall comply with the following directives:
All information technology projects with budgets of $100,000 and over shall comply with the following additional directives:
All information technology projects with budgets of $500,000 and over (defined by North Dakota Century Code as “Major Information Technology Projects”) shall comply with the following additional directives:
Projects are defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result, that is 80 hours or more of work. Due to the nature and scale of the projects defined as IT projects, it is critical that project management practices be employed and that processes are in place, increasing the probably of delivering quality products on time and within budget.
According to North Dakota Century Code, this standard applies to all executive, legislative, and judicial branch agencies. Applicable code includes: NDCC § 54-10-28, NDCC § 54-35-15, NDCC § 54-59-02, NDCC § 54-59-05, NDCC § 54-59-07, NDCC § 54-59-23, NDCC § 54-59-32.
The State Board of Higher Education will maintain a separate standard in accordance with NDCC § 15-10-44.
Non-compliance of this standard shall be reported to the State Auditor’s Office and the Legislative Council. Non-compliance may result in non-approval of any IT expenditures associated with the project.
Revision Number: 6
Revision Date: 2021-07-16
Effective Date: 2004-12-31
Last Reviewed: 2021-07-16