The State Senate approved a bill late last week that would require the state CIO to review the California Project Management Methodology Reference Manual and draft a report recommending how a team of IT experts could be developed to support state agencies and help mitigate IT project risks and challenges.
California's Project Methodology Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk
AB 2523 comes in the wake of some high-profile IT project failures in California, such as the statewide court case management system.
/ August 26, 2014
AB 2523 introduced by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, passed the Senate by a 29-7 vote on Aug. 21.
Senate amendments added three elements to the bill: an urgency clause; a requirement that State CIO Carlos Ramos would submit a report to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2016 considering “how a team of senior IT experts can serve as consultants for top agency managers statewide when they are tasked with managing complex, long-term technology projects,” and require that the California Department of Technology establish a unit of consulting IT experts by 2016.
AB 2523 comes in the wake of some high-profile IT project failures in the state, such as the statewide court case management system.
This story was originally published by TechWire, a sister publication to Government Technology that covers IT in California state and local government.