1Q15 Luminary Series - STAR Project, Dept of Technology

Date: February 9,2015

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center 3410 Westover Street, McClellan Park, CA

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Febraury 9, 2015     5:00pm - 8:00pm 

Join us as Andrea Wallin-Rohmann, Chief Deputy Director of Department of Technology and her STAR Project Team give us an in depth view of this new and exciting initiative.

The State Technology Approval Reform (STAR) Project was initiated to improve the planning, quality, value, and likelihood of success for information technology (IT) projects undertaken by the State of California. The goal of the STAR Project is to transform the current project approval lifecycle and improve the quality of IT project proposals by increasing efficiency, reducing redundancies, and ensuring project proposals have a clear business case and worthy IT investment value. Through new policies and processes, the STAR Project will ensure projects are undertaken with a strong business case, clear business objectives, accurate costs, and realistic schedules.

The new project approval lifecycle is divided into four stages, separated by gates. Each stage consists of a set of prescribed, cross-functional, and parallel activities to develop deliverables used as the inputs for the next gate. The first two stages will be implemented later this year with the remaining stages to be implemented in early 2016.

The STAR team will discuss:

  • An overview of the new policy, forms, and process that replaces the Feasibility Study Report.
  • A clear understanding of the information required to submit project request documents (Stage 1 – 4).
  • Insight to the key decision points for how, when, and under what circumstances IT projects will be approved using a Stage/Gate model.
  • Information to help identify opportunities for engaging with the State.
  • If your company plans to participate in future Technology projects with California State Government, you and your team should plan on attending.

Presentation Team: Department of Technology

Presentation Topic: STAR PROJECT

Opening Speaker: Andrea Wallin-Rohmann, Chief Deputy Director

Additional Speakers include:

Manveer Bola - STAR Policy and Procedure Implementation

Patrick Dennis - STAR Policy and Procedure Integration

Andrea Hoffman - STAR Project Manager

About the Luminary Speaker Series

This event will consist of a two hour presentation by the STAR team that will include details about the program and then a Q & A period with the attendees. Following their presentation will be a reception with appetizers and adult beverages served in a networking environment that will allow you to meet the STAR team and develop a better understanding of the program. Space is limited to 100 attendees.

Cost for Attending this Event:

This event is free for Government Personnel

Private Sector Individual Registration - $100

Private Sector Table Registration (8 Seats) - $600

(You will be contacted after registration for payment processing)


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