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1 Business Case Development and IT Project Oversight in the Government Environment NASACT Middle Management Conference April 13, 2011 Presented by: Sean McSpaden, Deputy State Chief Information Officer

2 2 Table of Contents IT Project Performance (across the nation) IT Controls & Oversight Framework IT Investment Lifecycle Diagram Proposed IT Projects & IT Investment Review and Approval Policy Quality Assurance (QA) Oversight Policy IT Standards (Controls & Oversight) Resources & Contact Information

3 3 IT Project Performance Public and private sector organizations across the nation have had significant challenges in meeting originally stated budget, schedule and quality objectives for large IT projects Article - MITs Sloan Management Review Estimated that 68% of corporate IT projects were neither on time or on budget, and didnt deliver on originally stated business goals and objectives 2004 Computerworld Article …72% of large projects are late, over budget or dont deliver anticipated value…a 28% chance of success. Standish Group (2004) Studied over 40,000 projects in 10 years to reach the findings Project success rates increased to 34 percent of all projects. More than a 100-percent improvement from the success rate found in the first study in 1994

4 4 IT Project Performance Standish Group International

5 5 IT Project Performance Gartner, Inc (Exploring the Relationship Between Project Size and Success ) Not only are large projects more likely to fail than small projects, but cancellations of large projects occur at a later point in the project life cycle, thus incurring huge costs Two-thirds of the canceled projects with budgets exceeding $1 million were canceled when they were more than 50% complete, while cancellation of midsize projects typically occurred prior to reaching 50% completion.

6 6 IT Project Performance Gartner, Inc (Why IT Projects Fail in Government – 2006) Top 10 Reasons Why IT Projects in Government Fail Unclear or unrealistic business case Misaligned accountability and incentive structure Insufficient management or technical expertise by the external service provider or unfamiliarity with the agency's or government's architecture Poor project discipline and process controls that impede the ability to make informed decisions Inadequate performance management practices and tracking systems Ineffective governance Uncertain budget environments Failure to define, control and track changing requirements External factors such as change of administrations, excessive or intrusive oversight, and external service provider mergers or bankruptcies Government and external service provider overconfidence as to risk

7 7 IT Project Performance IT projects surveyed by the Standish Group in 2009 showed a marked decrease in project success rates. Nearly 70 % of IT projects were deemed challenged or were failed projects that were either cancelled or were delivered and never used. Specifically, 24% failed, i.e. canceled or work products never used 44% were deemed challenged, i.e. late, over budget, and/or delivered work products with less functionality than promised; 32% were deemed successful, i.e. on time, on budget, and work products fully functional. Oregon state agencies have carried out many major IT projects in support of agency business over the past decade…also with mixed success.

8 8 CNIC Assessments & Findings Computing and Networking Infrastructure Consolidation (CNIC) Project Three (3) third party assessments performed in 2006 Secretary of State Audit (Report No – ) Quality Plus Engineering (hired by Legislative Fiscal Office) Solutions Consulting, Ltd. (Quality Assurance Contractor) Findings – State did not have sufficient IT Governance Financial and Business Case Analysis Management Controls Architecture and Standards Quality Assurance Processes IT policies and procedures Management and Technical Expertise Lacking remediation.. the undertaking of enterprise level, large scale IT projects is at substantial risk.

9 9 IT Project Risks Large IT projects that span multiple years are inherently risky and complex. Large IT projects (with few exceptions) exceed $1M and span multiple years, sometimes multiple biennia, in duration. Original budget and schedule estimates for these projects were, in most cases, established twelve to fifteen months prior to the biennium in which the agency plans to initiate the project Large IT projects require a control structure and the consistent application of controls for scoping, planning and executing work Changes or variances in scope, quality, schedule or budget, should be monitored and root cause corrected Risk controls should anticipate variances and mitigate them through planned alternative strategies Objective: management by exception not management by crisis

10 10 IT Investment Lifecycle Diagram

11 11 IT Controls Framework Governance Since 2007, established governance charters for the State Data Center (SDC) Advisory Board, SDC CIO Advisory Board, CIO Council, and CIO Management Council Agencies with Major IT Projects required to form steering committees Enterprise IT Planning Enterprise Strategy adopted in 2007 and updated in Enterprise Security Plan adopted in 2009 Enterprise GIS Strategy completed in September 2010 E-Government Transition strategy completed January 2010 IT Budget Instructions – Biennial Budget Development process Developed Biennial Budget instructions requiring collaborative planning between the DAS State Data Center and its primary customer agencies, and the creation of business cases for major IT projects. Provided agencies with IRM Planning Guidance Provided agencies with IT Lifecycle planning guidance and templates

12 – 2013 Agency IT Budget Instructions Requirements (All Agencies) IT Project list for projects >$150,000 (Policy Option Package (POP) or Base) –Budget Form (107BF14) Major IT Projects >$1,000,000 (POP or Base) –Budget Form (107BF14) –Business Case Document Establish standard lifecycles for agency IT assets and develop and submit lifecycle replacement plans –Required by State IT Asset Inventory and Management Policy –Sample plans provided on request Requirements (SDC Customer Agencies) SDC involvement in IT project planning and budget development prior to agency budget submission to DAS Budget and Management Informational Websites: Note: Helps fulfill agency and DAS IT Portfolio Management-related statutory obligations (ORS )

13 13 Business Case Development Since May 2007 over 300 people have completed business case training During the budget development process - Business cases are required for all projects that exceed $1M Prior to execution - Business cases (new or refreshed) are required for projects that exceed $150,000 per the current IT Investment Review and Approval Policy For all Major IT Projects (POP or Base >= $1M) agencies required to submit a business case document that clearly describes how the project/initiative: Aligns with and supports agency strategic/business plans Aligns with and support the Governors goals, priorities and initiatives, the Enterprise Information Resources Management Strategy, and other IT-related statewide plans, initiatives, goals and objectives.

14 14 Business Case Development The business case should also include the following information: Subject, Purpose & Scope Projected cash flows across timeline (lifecycle or other) Alternatives Analysis (to the extent possible at this point in the project lifecycle) Assumptions & Methods that the investment is based on Costs & benefits – Financial & Non-financial (to the extent possible at this point in the project lifecycle) Critical Success Factors Risk Assessment (to the extent possible at this point in the project lifecycle) Business case development resources can be found at:

15 15 IT Controls Framework Architecture and Standards Development Since October 2007, provided Enterprise Architecture Development training (TOGAF) to nearly fifty (50) state staff Architecture development work in progress at State Data Center and within several agencies (DOR, Employment, DHS, ODOT, DAS, Forestry) GIS Software Standard, GIS Data Standards, Server Software Standard, and Enterprise Security Architecture and Standards adopted Revised IT Asset Inventory and Management Policy and conducted asset inventories in 2008, 2009 & 2010 IT Standards Website established

16 16 IT Controls Framework Project Management Training (1997-Present) Over 300 state and local government professionals successfully completed the Oregon Project Management Certification Program (OPMCP) since March 2007 Over 900 people have completed the program since 1997 Established Oregon Project/Portfolio Management Advisory Board – 2010 Champion the use of project managers and project/portfolio management practices in state government. Identify or define project/portfolio management best practices and standards, and promote them in collaboration with all state agencies. Recommend new or revised project/portfolio management policies to Governors Office, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), and/or state agencies. Provide and oversee the training of state employees in project/portfolio management practices and techniques. The Boards training oversight may also include the development of a portfolio management certification program. Define qualifications, standards and certification requirements of OPMCP Work with DAS on project manager job classification specifications, minimum qualifications, recruitment, and retention issues

17 17 IT Controls Framework Quality Assurance All Major IT projects are required to have third party quality assurance oversight and submit quarterly reports to DAS per the States Quality Assurance Policy March Contracts with 11 QA firms put in place Consistent Statement of Work, Standardized reporting templates and Quality Standards Checklists in place Lessons Learned 2009/10 - Established Lessons Learned Website Require Lessons Learned reports for every reviewed project Holding web conference calls/meetings to share lessons learned on various topics (procurement, planning, oversight, etc.)

18 18 Quality Assurance Reporting

19 19 IT Controls Framework Statewide IT Training Contracts – February 2009 Training to be provided across six categories Management (e.g. Change Mgt., BCP, ITIL, COBIT) Infrastructure (e.g. Network, OS, Firewalls, Security) Application Development (e.g. Java, Visual Basic, XML) Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, DB2) Technical Support Services (e.g. Helpdesk, LAN/Desktop) Use of Information as an Asset (e.g. Data Mgt., GIS, ERP ) Contracts were executed in February 2009 with four vendors Crossvale, Netdesk, Touchstone, and Webage Continue to provide agency access to technical resources via the IT Managed Services Provider contract Staff Augmentation (Broad set of skilled resources) Deliverables – based work order contracts

20 20 IT Controls Framework Much Work Remains to be Done

21 21 State IT Project Requests LAB Project Requests By Dollar Amount - >$1 M Agency Number of IT Project RequestsTotal Funds for all IT Project Requests Human Services9$104,387,560 Transportation4$6,656,000 Education2$10,692,400 Administrative Services3$6,731,829 State Police (OWIN)1$191,695,000 Judicial Department (e-Court)1$20,345,000 Totals20$340,507,789 Sample projects included in LAB DHS Behavioral Health Integration Project DHS OR-Kids (Child Welfare Information System) Education – KIDS Integrated Data System Education - OVSD - Oregon Virtual School District DAS Enterprise Learning Management System DCBS E-Permitting Project Sample delayed or cancelled projects – not included in GRB/LAB DAS Human Resource Information System Project ODOT Enterprise Resource Planning Project DAS Enterprise Architecture and Standards Program

22 22 Major IT Project Portfolio 2007 & 2008 Completed Projects Thirteen (13) Major IT Projects (Completed in 2007 & 2008) Projects by Agency Budget ($) Project StartCompleted Administrative Services – 2 Projects Computing and Networking Infrastructure Consolidation (CNIC) $44.1 M March 2004July 2007 Oregon Purchasing Information Network (ORPIN) – Release 2 $3.3 M June 2005December 2008 Agriculture – 1 Project Pesticide Use Reporting System (PURS) $1.9 M January 2006 January 2007 Corrections - 1 Project Corrections Information System (CIS) Rewrite Phase 2 (Project Closed) $4.7 M July 2007 May 2008 Education - 1 Project Pre Kindergarten through Grade 16 Integrated Data System (KIDS) – Phase 2 $2.5 M February 2006April 2007 Environmental Quality – 1 Project Air Contaminant Source Information System (ACSIS) and Integrated Compliance and Enforcement module (ICE) Application Re- engineering $1.5 M June 2005January 2007 Fish and Wildlife – 1 Project Point of Sale (POS) Replacement Project $0.6 M November 2005August 2007 Human Services – 3 Projects Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) $2.9 M April 2005March 2008 Electronic Birth Registration System (EBRS) $2.4 M December 2006August 2008 Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) $80.7 M July 2000December 2008 State Police – 1 Project Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) – Phase I Design and Engineering $1 M January 2006January 2007 Transportation – 2 Projects Right of Way Data Management System – Release 1.0 $3 M April 2005April 2007 Regional Trip Planner - Release 1.0 $2.3 M July 2002January 2007

23 23 Major IT Project Portfolio 2009 & 2010 Completed Projects Eight (8) Major IT Projects (Completed or Closed in ) Projects by Agency Budget ($) Project StartCompleted Administrative Services – 1 Project Enterprise Information Security $14.6 MJanuary 2005January 2009 Education - 1 Project KIDS III Project (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 Integrated Data Systems Project) $7.2 M October 2007January 2010 Oregon Liquor Control Commission – 1 Project Licensing, POS, Merchant Business (POP 301) $3.6 M February 2006 Closed - Limitation Removed March 2009 Transportation – 5 Projects Transportation Operation Center (TOC) – Event Management $5.4 M December 2003September 2009 ODOT – DMV Driver License Issuance (DLI) (a.k.a. Real ID) $ 3.7 M November 2005July 2010 Commercial Drivers License/Problem Driver Pointer System (CDLIS/PDPS) Release 3 $3.1 M October 2005December 2010

24 24 Major IT Project Portfolio Current – February 2011 Ten (10) Major IT Projects (as of February 2011) Current Projects by Agency Budget Estimate ($) Project StartEst. Completion Consumer and Business Services – 1 Project Statewide ePermitting – Phase 1 $12,817,343 July 2007February 2011 Human Services – 4 Projects Behavioral Health Integration Project (BHIP) $ 25,889,354 October 2007June 2013 Immunization Information System (IIS) $ 2,054,522 July 2007May 2011 Oregon Kids (OR-Kids) $ 68,589,233 January 2005Under Review CAF-Self Sufficiency Modernization (CAF-SSM) Program $12,750,000 September 2008June 2011 Public Employees Retirement System – 1 Projects RIMS Conversion Program – Phase 2 (RIMS/ORION) $39,651,232 May 2005July 2011 Transportation – 4 Projects ODOT Right of Way Information Tracking System (RITS) $5,000,000 January 2008June 2011 ODOT TransInfo Project (TransInfo) $4,225,000 July 2007April 2011 ODOT DMV Automated Testing Devices (ATD) $1,475,000 September 2007June 2011 ODOT DMV Microfilm Replacement (MR) $1,173,858 February 2010June 2011 $173,625,542

25 25 Major IT Project Portfolio To be added in Near Future Twelve (12) Major IT Projects to be added to Portfolio in future reporting periods (as of February 2011) Future Projects by Agency Budget Estimate ($) Est. StartEst. Completion Administrative Services – 1 Project eGov Program Transition Budget & Schedule in Development (RFP Negotiations) Employment – 3 Projects Identity and Access Management $ 2,306,988 Under Review Electronic Document Management $ 6,736,013 Under Review Electronic Data Warehouse $ 1,896,695 Under Review Human Services – 2 Projects Prescription Drug Monitoring Program $ 1,600,000 Under Review Integrated Collection Management (ICM) Project $ 2,552,172 Deferred to Revenue - 1 Project Revenue Transformation Project $ 90,209,000 Under Review Oregon State Police – 2 Projects Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Replacement $ 2,268,237 Under Review Records Management System Replacement $ 1,489,000 Under Review Transportation – 3 Projects ODOT Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) Under Review ODOT DMV Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS) Modernization $ 796,580 September 2010February 2012 ODOT Expanded Customer Numbers $ 3,440,772 October 2010February 2015 $ 113,295,457

26 26 IT Investment Lifecycle Diagram

27 27 IT Investment Review/Approval Statutory and Policy Framework Oregon Revised Statutes ORS IT Portfolio Management ORS – – Acquisition/coordination of telecommunications systems ORS – State Agency IT planning, acquisition, installation and use Additional statutory guidance - ORS , , , , , , , Executive Orders: 01-25, 00-02, 99-05, Note: All acquisitions are subject to Department of Justice legal sufficiency and Department of Administrative Services purchasing rules Statewide Policy IT Investment Review and Approval (April 2010) Technology Strategy Development & Quality Assurance Reviews (Feb 2004) ITIP Policy URL: IT Investment Review and Approval Policy:

28 28 IT Investment Review/Approval Policy Purpose – to ensure that state agency IT investments are: Aligned with governors priorities and state enterprise IT goals, objectives and strategies Justified by sound business cases and linked to agency business plans Effectively and efficiently managed utilizing appropriate system development lifecycle, project management, and quality assurance methodologies Assessed for financial, organizational and technical risk Pursued after agency business processes have been thoroughly analyzed (and reengineered, if appropriate). Process analysis and reengineering should occur prior to automation. Leveraged to the maximum extent reasonable for the benefit of the enterprise. Opportunities for partnering with other agencies or jurisdictions should be explored prior to project initiation. Clearly documented so that necessary information about such investments is centrally cataloged for information sharing, reporting, and planning purposes

29 29 IT Investment Review/Approval Initial review and approval of IT projects involving acquisition (s) > $150,000 In support of SDC, Information Security, and GIS Initiatives, EISPD performs 100% review regardless of dollar amount of: Mainframe, Midrange, Server hardware IT Security hardware, software, and services Non-ESRI GIS Software and Services Agencies must complete an Information Resources Request (IRR) and Business Case/Feasibility Statement Sixty (60) IRRs were submitted since July More rigorous business case development and risk assessment is required for larger investment requests Recommendations regarding approval or denial of the request, and ongoing QA oversight requirements are given to State CIO for final decision

30 30 IT Investment Review/Approval Process Diagram

31 31 IT Investment Lifecycle Quality Assurance Oversight

32 32 Quality Assurance Oversight Statutory Authority: , , , Current Policy – February 2004 Objective: Ensure successful implementation of major IT projects Defines planning and oversight expectations for different project categories Tier 1 – Strategic IT Investments - > $5 M Tier 2 - $1 M - $5 M Tier 3 - < $1 M Ensures QA program resources, executive sponsorship, and project management discipline are applied throughout the entire IT Investment Management Lifecycle Technology Investment Strategy Development & QA Reviews Policy

33 33 Quality Assurance Oversight Program leadership: Deputy State Chief Information Officer Methods Regular assessments performed by independent third party QA contractors Direct participation on project steering committees Project status interviews with project managers and QA contractors Major IT project Reporting – Primary Focus: Tier 1 & 2 States most strategic/critical IT investments Quarterly Reporting February 2010: 12 projects – overall portfolio value exceeds $167 M May 2010: 11 projects – overall portfolio value exceeds $160M August 2010: 12 projects – overall portfolio value exceeds $170 M November 2010: 11 projects – overall portfolio value exceeds $170 M February 2011: 13 projects – overall portfolio value exceeds $180M Current investment values range from approximately $1.2 M for the ODOT DMV Microfilm Replacement Project to ~ $68 M for the DHS Oregon Kids (OR-KIDS – formerly SACWIS) Project.

34 34 Quality Assurance Reporting

35 35 Governance Methodologies and Standards Methodology Standards Project Management Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Since 1997 – Over 900 people have completed the Oregon Project Management certification program IT Service Management IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Adopted by the SDC and several large agencies IT Security ISO 27001, ISO Required by Enterprise Security Office and used by SOS for Information Security Audits Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT) Utilized as SOS audit standard Required by State Controllers Division for management control of financial systems Other – To be determined

36 36 Questions/Comments?

37 37 Resources IT Investment Review and Approval Policy Technology Investment Strategy Development & QA Reviews Policy sted_ pdf sted_ pdf Note: Policy is scheduled for revision in 2011 Major IT Project reporting templates and timelines & standard QA contractor statement of work

38 38 Resources IT Planning IT Oversight IT Budget Development IT Lifecycle Planning Business Case Development

39 39 Resources Project Management Institute (PMI - PMBOK) IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) ITIL V3 - International Standards Organization (ISO) & The standard is available to Oregon state employees by accessing the state of Oregon intranet at Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) COBIT V4.1 -

40 40 Contacts Sean McSpaden, Deputy State CIO Phone: Cell:

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