Release Date: July 15, 1996 | Last Updated Date: July 15, 1996
Release date: July, 1996
In January, 1996, at the request of the Department of Information Technology (DOIT), the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) formed a CCST Project Advisory Panel. The purpose of the panel was to advise the Department of Information Technology on the development of an effective process and series of protocols related to that agency’s review of information technology acquisition and application proposals submitted by other State departments. The CCST Panel, which conducted its work between January and April 1996, included experts from CCST member institutions and industries.
DOIT is actively engaged in improving California government information technology project initiation mechanisms, the management of projects and the validation and verification processes. DOIT considers project initiation to be one of the bottlenecks to the State’s information technology process and has requested CCST assistance. It is the second of several cooperative activities of CCST and DOIT.
The task of the CCST Project Advisory Panel was to suggest how to reduce the information technology project cycle time by adapting best practices and proven models for project initiation and approval to the State.