PIJ Information and Documentation
The Strategic Oversight team assists State Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) in preparing a business case for all Information Technology (IT) projects and investments of $25,000 or more. A Project Investment Justification (PIJ) form is used to gather information from an ABC in order to explain the project, its benefits, and projected costs. This information allows ADOA-ASET to complete an analysis and evaluation of the project from an enterprise perspective, and assures that the value to the public and risks of the project are addressed. As part of our role, Strategic Oversight will also help provide quality assurance for the State and ensure that a solution has been properly vetted before the PIJ is submitted for approval by the State CIO, or by the Information Technology Authorization Committee (ITAC) for IT projects with development costs of $1 million or more.
On April 3, 2015, a NEW PIJ form version 03.31.15 was released, which includes a new Security Controls section and updated signature page. In addition to other enhancements, two sections have been removed from the form. The link to the NEW PIJ form template is posted on this page, along with the link to the Status Report and Change Request form template, which has not been updated for this release, as well as useful links to other related information.
Additional information regarding the statutes relating to the PIJ and PIJ process are available at https://aset.az.gov/about/statutes-and-rules and can also be found at A.R.S. § 41-3504 and A.R.S. § 41-3521 . Assistance and training on the NEW PIJ form can be arranged through the Strategic Oversight help line at 602.502.2140, or you can reach the team by email at [email protected]. In addition to the resources and policy information available at https://aset.az.gov/resources/psp, assistance with the new Security Controls section or required attachments can be arranged by contacting the ADOA-ASET Security, Privacy and Risk team (ASET-SPR) team at [email protected]. ADOA-ASET stands ready to assist and looks forward to working with you.