Legislation & Methodology    

In 2012, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 12-1288, giving the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) specific duties and responsibilities to help ensure the success of projects with an Information Technology ("IT") component, as well as long-term sustainability and eventual retirement of information technology projects. All Executive Branch agencies that have a project that includes an IT component need to follow the OIT Project Management Methodology which is based on PMI PMBOK.

Executive Governance Committees (EGC)

  • Prior to 2006, the Commission on Information Management (IMC) presided over IT projects in the State of Colorado.
    • The IMC was composed of both private and public sector members.
    • It resulted in an environment that did not foster open collaboration, sharing, or problem solving.
    • The IMC did not have sufficient understanding of the issues to provide productive governance of the projects.
  • In 2006, SB063 was passed that identified certified projects and provided specific legislative mandates around how these projects were to be managed.
  • In 2007, SB254 was passed that dissolved the IMC, and instituted the Executive Governance Committees as the new advisory boards for oversight of major projects.
  • In August 2012, HB12-1288 was passed. It called for enhanced governance so that all projects with an IT component must address the various elements required for project success, such as, risk, long-term sustainability, and eventual retirement of Information Technology systems, just to name a few.
  • OIT has extended the EGC scope to also include those projects that have high architectural or security concerns, independent of the project size.
The governance model revolves around the creation of four EGCs that provide oversight for logically-grouped departments/offices.