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Enterprise Governance Structure

Enterprise governance sets a common destination for State IT by identifying the priorities and projects that will move Minnesota forward. Five teams work closely with Minnesota’s Chief Information Officer to plan for the future of the state in today’s digital landscape.


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Financial Team

Forecasting - Budgeting - Expending

Purpose

  • Budget and expend to enable IT operations
  • Provide transparency
  • Maximize time available to make spending decisions

Responsibilities

  1. Match spending levels to reflect priorities
  2. Communicate spending budgets and expenditures
  3. Adjust level of spending to reflect priorities
  4. Proactively work with other sub-teams to ensure financial efficiency
  5. Maintain a close working relationship with the Service sub-team

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Service Team

Align Shared Services

Purpose

  • Govern Shared Services
  • Define and select Shared Services
  • Set delivery terms and performance standards

Responsibilities

  1. Align Shared Services to increase business value
  2. Select and provision as centralized, decentralized or hybrid
  3. Develop and maintain value metrics
  4. Develop and maintain SLS’s
  5. Charter sub-teams for solution matching
  6. Maintain a close working relationship with the Financial sub-team

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Standards Team

Oversight of IT Standards

Purpose

  • Align IT standards with business process
  • Ensure consistency in standards and policies
  • Communicate to all stakeholders

Responsibilities

  1. Align IT standards with enterprise polices and strategies
  2. Communicate standards and strategies to appropriate stakeholders
  3. Charter ad hoc and standing teams to address specific issues

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Steering Team

Decide – Oversee - Govern Purpose

Purpose

  • Key decision-making body
  • Provides oversight and steering to governance teams 
  • Charter sub-teams to manage specified IT operations 
  • Establish a process for assigning issues and requests

Responsibilities

  1. Develop and communicate a statewide strategic IT plan
  2. Determine how IT is used by the business/agencies
  3. Set direction for internal operations
  4. Direct investments
  5. Develop legislation to align IT capabilities
  6. Communicate IT decisions and directions
  7. Charter additional sub teams
  8. Ensure IT staff is avail

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Strategy Team

Plan IT Investment

Purpose

  • Develop IT strategies to support business strategies
  • Align investment to meet business needs and add value
  • Keep strategies updated

Responsibilities

  1. Align investment with agency strategies
  2. Develop, validate and maintain IT strategies
  3. Prioritize IT investment
  4. Charter ad hoc and standing teams 
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