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Enterprise IT Governance


businessman, IT equipmentWhy: Technology has one of the greatest impacts on the state’s ability to deliver services to Oregonians. Oregon lacks a functional, modern governance structure for Information Technology (IT).  A new approach is needed to ensure accountability across the enterprise of state government, support successful IT projects and contribute directly to reducing duplication, fragmentation and the inefficient deployment of IT resources.

What: The Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) has increased shared leadership and collaboration among agencies, creating an opportunity for the successful development of a functional Enterprise IT Governance framework to support both state agency business needs and enterprise-wide IT solutions. ELT has chartered an Enterprise Information Technology Governance Working Team to ensure project success. The expected outcomes: increased enterprise IT coordination, reduced system duplication, aligned technology solutions and streamlined IT portfolio management.

How: By applying rigorous project management principles, engaging a broad base of stakeholders and researching local and national best practices, the Enterprise IT Governance Working Team has developed a draft of an improved governance framework and project flowchart.   

Who: The State Chief Information Officer (CIO) will work in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and ELT in governing the state’s information technology resources. The State CIO will align enterprise investments and strategies with business processes identified by the ELT; lead cross-agency collaboration and serve as the central point for legislative coordination and reporting.

When: As seen in the project timeline, the Enterprise IT Governance Working Team began drafting the Enterprise IT Governance framework in June of 2013.  In August and September of 2013 the Working Team vetted the framework through various stakeholders including Improving Government Steering Team, Enterprise Leadership Team and Oregon State Legislators.  During the fall and winter of 2013 the Working Team will continue to incorporate feedback from various stakeholders and draft an implementation plan that will be presented to the 2014 Legislature. In the meantime, the COO has opened a national recruitment for a new, permanent State CIO. The recruitment is open until filled, with a goal of having a new State CIO hired by the end of year, 2013.

Contact Information

Barry Pack
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Oregon
Phone: 503-3378-2168
Learn more about the work of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer and the Statewide Initiatives team.​

Project Documents (pdf)

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Charter Enterprise IT GovernanceProject charter - sponsored by Enterprise Leadership Team.9/13/2013 2:23 PM
Timeline Enterprise IT GovernanceOutlines the project timeline.9/13/2013 2:26 PM
One-Page Summary Enterprise IT GovernanceHigh-level summary of the project.9/13/2013 2:27 PM
Draft Concept Inverted Triangle Enterprise IT GovernanceDescribes the proposed governance framework.9/13/2013 2:28 PM
Bridge Project Flowchart Enterprise IT GovernancePresents the project flowchart.9/13/2013 2:29 PM
Working Team Roster Enterprise IT GovernanceMeet this project's working team members.9/13/2013 2:30 PM