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Project Management

A key objective of the Enterprise Project Management Office and its mandated oversight role is to enable successful statewide Project Portfolio Management. In order to meet this objective the State CIO has issued standards that focus on both the practice of project management and how project information and status is gathered and maintained for portfolio reporting and analysis.


Core Standards of Practice Policy Directive

Agencies undertaking information technology projects shall use the Project Management Core Standards of Practice Policy Directive when initiating, planning, managing (executing and controlling), and closing information technology projects. Download the PDF

Project Portfolio Management Policy

MN.IT Services (MN.IT) issued the Project Portfolio Management Policy Directive to maintain an enterprise information technology project portfolio. Agencies will regularly submit and periodically update information about current and proposed information technology projects.  The information in the project portfolio will be used by the CIO and executive management to conduct oversight and manage the State's investments in information and communications technology in accordance with M.S. 16E. Download the PDF



Project Management tools and templates can help you initiate, plan, control, monitor and close projects. Visit our Planning Tools and Templates page for more information.