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The Project Lifecycle
Project Success Center
The IOT Project Success Center mission is to Organize, Execute and Deliver a quality product or service for the State of Indiana utilizing industry best practices and a structured framework
Our goals are three-fold
- Project Management Center of Excellence: Develop a common framework to provide transparency and project delivery predictability
- Project Status and Health Reporting: Develop a standard approach for monitoring the health and managing the risks of IT projects with value greater than $1 million
- Common Project Management Approach for Vendors: Establish guidelines to include in Request for Proposals (RFP) and contracts to reduce risk on large technology projects by ensuring vendors employ project management best practices.
Where to Start
Check out the Start a Project page to find what you need to request a project, understand the IOT Project Management Framework and everything else to successfully deliver your project.
About Projects at IOT
IOT’s goal is to capture, rank and report all IT projects, including projects from State agencies, and the resources associated with those projects. The goal of this undertaking is to accomplish two things. The first is to establish clear priorities with regards to projects. By having complete visibility and ranking of all projects, IOT can make better informed decisions on which projects to prioritize based upon important factors such as risk, value and roadmap dependencies. The second goal is to more effectively manage time and resources. Project prioritization and resource allocation will help IOT align, commit, and plan available resources for current and future projects to help drive efficient and timely project completion.
All IOT projects start with a Project Request. Once the Project Success Center (PSC) receives such a request, it conducts a project classification assessment to determine if the request is indeed a project, rather than a fix or improvement to an existing system, and to obtain an overall priority, complexity, and risk score. The PSC uses the priority score to rank projects within the entire project portfolio to help ensure IOT resources are focused on the right projects that will yield the highest value for the State of Indiana. The complexity and risk scores are used by the PSC to categorize projects as basic, medium or high and help identify the appropriate project tools and templates that are recommended based on the category.
Basic complexity projects typically involve reduced impact or risk for the agency. In such a project, a PSC project manager generally can oversee, mentor, and/or advise the person that submitted the project request, or another designee. Medium and High complexity projects require increased levels of PSC oversight and project management expertise. A project manager from PSC assumes the lead role in these projects and leverages the proven PSC project management framework, processes and tools to tailor an approach that meets the unique needs of the particular project with an ultimate goal of delivering a successful, on time, on budget and high-quality project that meets or exceeds expectations.