I’m writing a little series on Top 5s on various topics – I encourage you to write yours.
There’s lots of key documents that form a government agency’s IT operations.
Here’s my “Top 5”:
1 – IT Strategic Plan – every agency needs one. Sometimes they are shelf-ware, sometimes valuable. But they set the vision of where we are going.
2 –Enterprise Architecture – Not always enforced but EA helps us make decisions so we don’t have 10,000 different products that don’t work together. A great concept,
but hard to executre
3 – Exhibit 53 – List of the major government IT programs for the year – it is a wrap-up of the OMB 300s (budget and planning overview for key programs)..Note – this is for U.S. federal level
4 – Budget – Nothing tells the story better than the IT budget. Where is the money being spent. What part of IT is being
done out of IT
5 – Org Chart – To me, this is always the most helpful. How many people? Gov/contractor? What’s structure? Who is doing what?
What would you add?