Policies and Planning

The Enterprise Governance and Planning (EGAP) division of GTA provides a number of services to state agencies to enable them to plan, manage, and deliver technology services to their constituents.

Our work falls into three primary focus areas.

Policies and standards

GTA has a legislative responsibility to provide IT policies and standards for state agencies. As sources for policies and standards, GTA generally uses industry and federal government best practices, such as the Federal Information Security and Management Act (FISMA) for security, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) for technology infrastructure, and the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) for project management. In some cases, materials are used as guidelines, with attribution, where more detailed explanations may facilitate agency understanding.

Agency IT departments are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with all state policies and standards as a means for providing good stewardship of their IT assets. Guidelines are provided when greater detail in guidance may be warranted. Agency compliance is not required for guidelines.

Training and education

The GTA Learning Academy is the learning management system that streamlines the training registration process, allows users to access virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and instructor-led training (ILT), helps supervisors be well-informed about their team's training goals and administrators manage training events, and enables reporting on training events.

Advisory services

The Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) offers the following consulting services to state agencies:

  • Assessments (project, program, application)
  • Governance support (project, program, application)
  • Investment management support
  • Professional development
  • Project assurance
  • Project management support