§5A-6-4b. Project management duties of the Chief Information Officer; establishment of the Project Management Office and authority of the Project Management Office.
(a) The Chief Information Officer is authorized to:
(1) Implement an approval process for technology projects proposed by state agencies to ensure that all technology projects conform to the statewide strategic plan and the overall technology strategy of the agency;
(2) Establish a methodology for conceiving, planning, scheduling, and providing appropriate oversight for technology projects, including oversight for the projects and a process for approving the planning, development, and procurement of technology projects; and
(3) Establish steering committees as needed to oversee technology projects.
(b) The Chief Information Officer shall create a Project Management Office within the Office of Technology. The Project Management Office shall:
(1) Implement the approval process for technology projects;
(2) Review technology project proposals submitted by agencies and recommend to the Chief Information Officer the approval of the proposals and any amendments thereto pursuant to §5A-6-4c of this code;
(3) Monitor the implementation of technology projects and periodically report findings to the Chief Information Officer;
(4) Implement technology portfolio management to assist the Chief Information Officer with aligning investment in technology with strategic goals of the state. The standard by which the projects within the technology portfolio will be evaluated are:
(A) Total cost of the project;
(B) Public or citizen interface with the project or number of people affected by the project;
(C) Whether the project is operationally critical to the agency.
(5) Provide oversight for technology projects; and
(6) Establish minimum qualifications and training standards for project managers.