State CIOs Benefit From Shifts in IT Management

State CIOs Benefit From Shifts in IT Management

Taking ChargeTaking Charge

69% of state CIOs say they perform “formal oversight and control” of their state’s large, critical IT projects.

A Major Juggling ActA Major Juggling Act

Nearly one-half are currently overseeing more than 20 critical IT projects, and 24% are overseeing more than 50.

Big Ticket ItemsBig Ticket Items

More than one-half of those critical projects are budgeted for more than $20 million, and 34% are budgeted for more than $50 million.

Limited ViewLimited View

More than two-thirds have a formal review and rating system for tracking the progress of projects, but only 23% use a publicly available dashboard to do so.

Top Factors for IT Project MeasurementTop Factors for IT Project Measurement

Schedule variance: 92%, Risk level: 87%, Budget variance: 84%, Achievement of business objectives: 71%, Stakeholder communicationsand acceptance: 58%

High MarksHigh Marks

39% of state CIOs say their large, critical projects have been “generally all successful,” and only 2% say they’ve been generally unsuccessful.

Biggest Success Drivers of Projects:Biggest Success Drivers of Projects:

Executive sponsorship: 65%, Governance and decision-making effectiveness: 58%, Project management effectiveness: 58%

Data CrunchData Crunch

65% of state CIOs say their state owns and operates a consolidated data center, up from 55% in 2010.

Using Hired HelpUsing Hired Help

81% say their state outsources some of its IT apps and services needs, up from 42% in 2010.

Managing Managed ServicesManaging Managed Services

60% say their state uses a managed services model for some or all IT operations, up from 50% in 2010.

A Work in ProgressA Work in Progress

Four in five say they’ve either made “some” progress or have “a long way to go” in developing operating discipline for managing data.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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