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Information Technology (IT) Planning
Enterprise Information Resource Management (IRM) Planning
The Enterprise Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategy provides a common vision and direction for state government information technology (IT) and telecommunications planning, budgeting, procurement, staffing, and service delivery efforts.
Key goals and objectives addressed in the Enterprise IRM Strategy relate to:
  • Enterprise IT governance
  • Enterprise architecture and standards development
  • Recruitment, retention and training of IT and management staff 
  • IRM administrative rule, policy and standards development
  • On-line government services
  • Statewide Public Safety Wireless Networks
  • Geospatial Information Systems
  • Information security
  • Business continuity planning and
  • Information access and data sharing
  • Consolidation and shared services at the State Data Center
Oregon´s Enterprise Information Resource Management Strategy

Agency IRM Planning
The enterprise and agency business strategy sets forth a vision and a direction for the future.  The enterprise and agency IRM Plans must consider information (and the people, processes and technologies that support it) as assets to be managed and leveraged to achieve those business strategies.
The purpose of IRM planning is to provide guidance for more detailed IT project planning.  The focus of agency IRM planning is the agency's IT projects and infrastructure.  However, agency IRM plans should take into account and align with enterprise IT projects and infrastructure. 

IRM Planning Characteristics
  • Supports enterprise and agency vision, mission, goals and objectives
  • Aligns IT budget with the business plan
  • Improves agency efficiency by effectively identifying the list of IT projects the agency plans to complete and how those projects will help achieve business outcomes
  • Identifies and tests innovative ways to use technology to serve customers and expand opportunities for public access to government information and services
  • Promotes partnerships with other agencies, local/regional jurisdictions and the private sector
  • Demonstrates compliance with state’s technical architecture and standards through IT asset inventory and the creation of life cycle replacement plans and application portfolios
  • Identifies IT and technical staff resources and training needs

Contact for more information
For additional information related to IRM and IT project planning guidance, please contact the Office of the CIO at 503-378-3175.