Policies, Standards, and Procedures

Statewide IT Policies, Standards, and Procedures are based on Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategies and framework. The purpose of EA is to provide a comprehensive framework of business principles, best practices, technical standards, migration and implementation strategies, that direct the design, deployment and management of information technology (IT) for the state agencies. More information about EA is available in P700 Enterprise Architecture Policy.

Project Investment Justification

For ASET approval or disapproval, the individual agencies have the responsibility for developing the business case for each of their projects. The Project and Investment Justification (PIJ) document provides the agency a standardized method to report new or enhanced IT projects and investments. The document is structured to report meaningful business and technical requirements, value to the public, costs, scope, risks and information on the agency’s management and technical skills.

Planning and Strategy Applications

IT Planning for the executive branch of state government consists of 3 parts:

  • Planning Application for Reporting IT Strategies (PARIS)
  • Technology Infrastructure and Standards Assessment (TISA)
  • Information Services Inventory Status (ISIS)

All three online applications provide insight and knowledge on the business value of IT strategies, compliance to technology and security standards, and inventory of IT assets to track emerging and target technologies for the integration of services and information. All planning information is submitted to ASET by September of each year.