Statewide Project Management

Good, consistent project management helps you successfully deliver projects on budget and on schedule. To make project management easier, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has collaborated with many statewide agencies to create the Project Delivery Framework templates (for “major” technology projects) and PM Lite templates (for small-to-medium-scale projects under $1 million).

project plan progress chart 

Our templates are designed to help you capture all required calendar with date circled as a reminderinformation so that your project stays on track and outcomes are measurable.

These templates, in conjunction with project management best practices, give you the necessary tools to lead you to success and ensure compliance with statewide requirements for project management. (1 TAC 216

What is “a project”?

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. It has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.  A project is unique in that it is not a routine operation. A project 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.  

TGC 2054.003 (12) 

To determine which platform is right for you, start by assessing the size of your project by reviewing Criteria for a Major Project.

More Project Delivery Guidance

Would you like to become more proficient using the Project Delivery Framework or PM Lite? Click to see the Framework Additional Resources tools available to you.​​

Need help with acronyms and terminology surrounding the project delivery process? Check out the Glossary - PDF (150 KB) and Handbook - PDF (656 KB). 

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