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Latest Email Blast

03/17/2015 - Read the full message here

 You’re Invited: PM Connect’s Transformation Now! How the Commonwealth is Using Agile Session

 Hands-on practitioners from the Executive Office Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), MassIT, and the Department of Early Education & Care will each give a brief talk about Agile in their respective business areas. 
The session will then open up for an interactive panel discussion – moderated by PMO Director for the Executive Office for Administration & Finance’s (A&F) – so bring your questions and ideas. 

  The morning’s agenda will run as follows:

  •       9:30 - 9:45 am     Registration, PM Connection Networking & Refreshments
  •    9:45 - 10:50 am     Introduction and Speaker Presentations:
          • Tom Skinner, PMO Director at EEA, will talk about the genesis of the state’s Agile journey.
          • Rich Highland, Senior Project Manager at MassIT, will highlight initiatives that are underway.
          • Brian Clark, Senior Project Manager at EEA, will talk about EEA’s Agile experience.
          • Tan Gopal, Chief Information Officer for the Dept of Early Education, will speak to the effectiveness of Agile after using it for two years.
  • 10:50 - 11:25 am     Interactive Panel Discussion – Facilitator: Jayashree Dattar, PMO Director at A&F
  • 11:25 - 11:30 am     Wrap Up

The session is open to all interested Commonwealth employees and consultants who are involved with the management of IT projects, regardless of job title.  We encourage you to forward this invitation to your fellow project team members. 

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Latest NewsByte Newsletter - Summer 2013 Edition

11th Edition -  Summer 2013 (.pdf) |  Summer 2013 (Word) 

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The Summer newsletter highlights technology projects that are driving positive change across the Commonwealth, including..
  • iCORI, our self-funding online system that delivers criminal record information in seconds instead of days;
  • the system created for the Department of Youth Services that has enabled us to receive millions of dollars in federal reimbursements while improving care to youth in the state’s care; and
  • the MBTA’s creative approach to ticketing - via a new smartphone app - that saves time, money, and aggravation for many.

This edition of the newsletter also includes a "spotlight" article on Marcie Desmond, Secretariat CIO for the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. 

Archived editions of NewsByte, from Fall 2009 through the present, are available here

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IT Consolidation Success Stories Video

The IT Consolidation Success Stories video highlights real people, real projects, and real success.

IT Consolidation Success Stories

The video is comprised of several segments to give viewers flexibility. 

Watch the whole video from introduction through wrap-up at once - or navigate through the playlist menu to watch individual segments at your convenience. 

  • The introduction by John McElhenny, Executive Program Director for Consolidation, provides context and a glimpse into each of the three stories
  • The three vignettes and their spokespeople are:
    • Hardware Maintenance Consolidation at EOHHS - Russ Murray
    • Enhanced Procurement - Linda Hamel
    • Helpdesk Consolidation at EOLWD - Andrew Stevens
  • The wrap-up segment highlights the common theme and reiterates the big picture goals of Consolidation
Previous IT Consolidation Video

The first webcast for the IT Consolidation Program featuring former CCIO, Anne Margulies, filmed in August 2009.

Progress Reports

Report to House & Senate Committees on Ways & Means

This report on IT Consolidation was produced in response to language in the FY2012 budget document requesting specific information.
It was delivered to the House & Senate Committees on Ways & Means, as well as Secretary Jay Gonzalez and Undersecretary Matt Gorzkowicz, on February 9, 2012.

Cumulative accomplishments

This 3-slide deck shows cumulative accomplishments through Q1 of FY12 (September 30, 2011)

2010-2011 Winter Update

This 2010-2011 Commonwealth IT Consolidation Winter Update shows program-wide results as of December 31, 2010.

2010 Progress Report to the Governor

Former Commonwealth CIO Anne Margulies and a group of secretariat CIOs from across the Executive Branch 
presented a progress report to Governor Patrick and members of his Cabinet on February 5, 2010.

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IT Consolidation Blog Posts

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