INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CITLEADS PROGRAM

 

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CITLEADS PROGRAM
Problem Identification:
No structured forum exists for the respective leaderships of the City’s centralized IT functions and departments to promote cooperation and align strategic goals.

Recommended Action:
Formalize the City Information Technology Leaders (CITLeads) program to facilitate communication and coordination of departmental IT practices.

Classification:
Organizational

Functional/Operational Area:
Citywide

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
30 days

Next Steps:
Review the current CITLeads membership and expand or change as necessary. Develop a list of specific priorities for the CITLeads group, schedule a kick-off meeting, and institute regular meetings.

Analysis:
The CITLeads program is key to ensuring that the centralized IT department remains responsive to the needs of the operating departments as Citywide standards are developed and implemented and the centralization of key IT applications occurs. The CIO should chair the CITLeads group. Members of the committee should be the lead technology managers from key departments. Specific functions of the CITLeads group should include:

– Assisting in the development of technology standards, policies, and procedures;
– Communicating information related to standards and initiatives to departments; and
– Providing resources for interdepartmental committees and working groups.