INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOARD

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOARD
Problem Identification:
The City lacks an active, involved steering committee to provide direction and ensure accountability for IT projects.

Recommended Action:
Revive and expand the Information Technology Board (ITB) as a steering committee for the development and oversight of the City’s IT policies.

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 composition of the ITB and adjust membership to ensure appropriate representation. Convene, at a minimum, quarterly meetings.

Analysis:
Establishing a strong strategic IT department will only be successful if it is responsive and supportive of the departments it serves. Functions of the expanded ITB should include:

– Developing, reviewing, and updating a Citywide IT strategic plan;
– Maintaining an alignment between business and technology strategies;
– Establishing project priorities;
– Reviewing build versus buy decisions;
– Monitoring the status of key projects; and
– Reviewing of requests for technology funding and assistance.