IT Project Management in Texas State Government

Briefing hosted by Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and presented by DIR staff. Sponsored by TASSCC.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Jul 30 2018
8:30 AM
End Time:
Jul 30 2018
11:45 AM
Commons Learning Center 10100 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78758 Email:


IT Project Management in Texas State Government

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 8:30 - 11:45 am | Austin, Texas

Good, consistent project management is the foundation for successfully delivering projects on budget and on schedule. While Texas agencies have great autonomy in managing projects, DIR provides guidance through rules, policies, guidelines, and strategic tools that help agencies plan and manage IT projects.
  • Join DIR staff and other government project management professionals for a free half-day briefing covering:

  • Quality Assurance Team (QAT) overview. Gain some key insights from the QAT and their portfolio of 80 Major Information Resources Projects (MIRPs) they are currently monitoring with project budgets totaling $1.5 billion.

  • New requirements from the Legislature for MIRPs, including:

    • Public Dashboard

    • Execution Capability Assessment

    • Architectural Assessment

  • Current trends and topics in state government projects. Including bringing Agile to your projects and programs. 


This presentation is open to personnel from Texas state government who are interested project management. However, it is heavily focused for state agencies that are required to use the Project Delivery Framework in reporting their MIRPs to the QAT.


There is no fee to attend, but DIR does need a firm commitment from attendees.

Register for the briefing via this online form. 
(Please return to the form to cancel, or to provide more information, such as a typo in original entry.

Location and Parking

Commons Learning Center, Big Tex Auditorium
within J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event. If displayed on the dash when entering the complex, you do not need to stop at the guard gate. Commons parking is available in the lots on the north and west sides of the building. Overflow parking is in the two lots on the east side of the building. Vehicles not displaying permits may be ticketed


  • Tom Niland, PMP, Program Director, Texas Department of Information Resources (Moderator)

  • Kamram Karimi, Enterprise Applications and Data Services Division Manager, City of Austin

  • Other presenters may be added.

Additional Information

  • There is no cost to attend.

  • DIR will award continuing education credit (3 IRM CPEs and/or 3 general Contact Hours)

  • Morning snacks will be provided. (Coffee / breakfast pastries)

  • Contact if you have any questions.

  • DIR thanks TASSCC for sponsoring this educational event.