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Maine State Government
Dept. of Administrative & Financial Services
Office of Information Technology
All information technology (IT) acquisitions and investments throughout the State of Maine must be approved by the Chief Information Officer, whether financed through grants, agency funds, or an allocation from the Legislature according to 5 MRSA, Chapter 163, Section 1973.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure technology investments align with accepted State of Maine’s policies, strategic objectives and opportunities for collaboration across state agencies and reviewed before initiatives are approved and funded.
III. Guidelines & Procedures
3. The Project Portfolio Manager (PPM) will review the business case with appropriate subject matter experts to ensure the proposal aligns with the State of Maine’s technology strategies, all appropriate policies and standards.
4. Upon successful completion of this effort the Project Portfolio Manager will submit the proposal into the project portfolio as an approved initiative and notify the agency and the Technical Business Consultant assigned to that agency of that submission. 
This policy applies to all State Agencies.
4. Technology Business Consultants (TBC) – The TBCs are responsible for working with their peers to identify opportunities for collaboration across agencies.
5. Procurement/Contract Manager – The Procurement/Contract Manager is responsible for assisting throughout the IT acquisition process.
2. Business Case template http://inet.state.me.us/oit/services/portfolio/portfoliotemplates.htm
 The Office of Information Technology Project Management Staff is available to assist in this process. Depending on the impact (funding, visibility, scope, etc.) of a proposed initiative a full case may not be required. Agencies should consult with the PMO if they require assistance in making this determination.
 Any issues the PPM will contact the agency and TBC to address them before entering the initiative into the Project Portfolio.
 PMI, The Standard for Portfolio Management