Governance frameworks are generally created to provide new capability for decision-making in organizations. As more and more governments are organizing programs and service areas from an enterprise perspective, it becomes necessary to create new enterprise governance structures. Information technology is one area where governments around the world are adopting enterprise orientations as a way to coordinate activities and to leverage investments.
In partnership with the NYS CIO Council and the NYS Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology (CIO/OFT), CTG initiated a project to generate a set of recommendations for enterprise IT governance for NYS government. The recommendations in this report relate to the components of the enhanced enterprise IT governance structure and the implementation of those components, which were collaboratively developed with key stakeholders within NYS, including state and local government CIOs, state control agencies, and CIO/OFT. The project drew on insights gained within NYS, as well as IT governance experiences nationwide, lessons from the private sector, and frameworks developed in the academic literature. The project was conducted between May 2008 - August 2009 and was divided into 4 phases: