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RULE §216.1Applicable Terms and Technologies for Project Management Practices

The following words and terms, when used with this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Agency head--Top-most senior manager with operational accountability for an agency, such as an executive director, commissioner, university president, university chancellor, comptroller, or board president.

  (2) Component--Element of project management practices such as project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.

  (3) Department--Department of Information Resources.

  (4) Information Resources--Shall have the meaning in §2054.003(7), Texas Government Code.

  (5) Major information resource project--Any information resources technology project that meets the criteria defined in Texas Government Code §2054.003(10) and the General Appropriations Act.

  (6) Methodology--A system of practices, techniques, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline.

  (7) Process--Series of steps used to achieve specific goals and results.

  (8) Project--An initiative that provides information resources technologies and creates products, services, or results within or among elements of a state agency; and is characterized by well-defined parameters, specific objectives, common benefits, planned activities, a scheduled completion date, and an established budget with a specified source of funding.

  (9) Project management practices--Documented and repeatable activities through which a state agency applies knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to satisfy project activity requirements.

  (10) Standard--A definition, format, or specification that has been approved by a recognized, formal, national and international standards organization or is accepted as a de facto standard by the industry.

  (11) Texas Project Delivery Framework--a statewide method for project selection, control, and evaluation based on alignment with business goals and objectives that assists and guides agencies to successfully plan and manage major information resources projects.

Source Note: The provisions of this §216.1 adopted to be effective November 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7894; amended to be effective November 17, 2009, 34 TexReg 8028; amended to be effective November 23, 2015, 40 TexReg 8198

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