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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) Additional monitoring report--The report entitled "A Report on Contract Monitoring Assessment at Certain State Agencies" promulgated annually by the Texas State Auditor's Office in compliance with Texas Government Code § 2261.258.

  (2) Agency head--Top-most senior executive with operational accountability for a state agency or institution of higher education, such as an executive director, commissioner, university president, university chancellor, comptroller, or board president.

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

  (4) Department--Department of Information Resources.

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

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

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

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

  (9) Project--As defined by Texas Government Code § 2054.003(12).

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

  (11) 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.

  (12) 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; amended to be effective March 8, 2023, 48 TexReg 1280

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