Comment Sought on State’s IT Transformation Plan

May 29, 2012, 3:14 PM HST · Updated May 29, 3:18 PM
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Chief Information Officer Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia. Courtesy of State of Hawaii.

By Sonia Isotov

The deadline to submit comments and feedback to the State of Hawaii on the Business and IT/Information Resources Management (IRM) Transformation Strategic Plan is Friday, June 2.

The State of Hawaii Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) is seeking feedback and ideas to help shape the state’s technology transformation strategy known as the Business and IT/Information Resources Management (IRM) Transformation Strategic Plan.

The transformation strategy will outline a multi-year plan and transformation strategy which will be implemented in five major phases over the next decade.

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The deadline to submit ideas and feedback is Friday, June 2. Feedback will be considered by OIMT and incorporated in the final version of the Business and IT/RIM Transformation Strategic Plan that will be published in July.

On May 8, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie and Chief Information Officer Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia announced the release of the state’s first draft of its strategy to transform its information technology and business processes,

In a demonstration of the state’s commitment to creating an open and transparent government, the public is being encouraged to review the draft plan and provide ideas and feedback via the Office of Information Management and Technology’s website (http://idea.hawaii.gov).

In September 2011, the state released the first-ever comprehensive assessment of its IT assets, policies and procedures in a baseline report. The baseline report identified 204 business functions and services delivered by state government employees in 18 Departments and over 500 IT applications currently in use.

The recommendations and findings in the baseline report (Phase A) provided the basis for the priorities; architecture and projects identified in the Business and IT Transformation Strategic Plan.

In September 2011, the state released the first-ever comprehensive assessment of its IT assets, policies and procedures in a baseline report. Courtesy of State of Hawaii.

“The state’s business and information technology transformation strategy establishes the foundation for a fundamental re-thinking of the way government conducts business,” said Bhagowalia, in a written statement.

“The transformation is not about just modernizing legacy technology systems. It is about transforming the state’s current business processes. We have a lot to change and improve but we are taking important foundational and methodical steps to get to a New Day.”

The transformation strategy outlines a multi-year plan and transformation strategy, which are planned for implementation in five major phases over the next decade. Major focus areas of the strategy include:

  • Governance and Management Methodologies – The life-cycle management of processes and policies that guide the management and oversight of the state’s portfolio of business transformation and IT investments, acquisitions, and projects, including system development, business process re-engineering, and infrastructure improvements.
  • Business and IT/Information Resources Management (IRM) Transformation Strategic Plan – The Business and IT/IRM Transformation Strategic Plan documents the mission, vision, goals, strategies objectives, and performance measures of the transformation effort, as well as specific prioritized projects and initiatives that will be launched over the next 10 years.
  • Enterprise Architecture – The blueprint for change that provides the framework for the design and development of IT systems, applications, business information, and processes to best support the goals and missions of the various departments’ line of business.
  • Projects – An overview of the business process reengineering and IT/IRM projects that have been completed, are currently being implemented, or planned.

Members of the public will be able to review the various focus areas of the transformation initiative, as well as provide their comment and feedback through a web-enabled citizen engagement tool at the Office of Information Management and Technology’s website at http://www.hawaii.gov/oimt.

Comments can be submitted online at http://hawaii.gov/oimt and will be taken through Friday, June 1, 2012.

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