A Project Investment Justification (PIJ) form is used to gather information needed to provide a business case for Information Technology (IT) projects and investments of $25,000 or more. While the PIJ-EZ and a new PIJ form have been introduced as part of the Lean PIJ initiative, not all IT projects can qualify to use the Project Request and New PIJ Form at this time. IT projects costing $1 million or more and needing Information Technology Authorization Committee (ITAC) approval, or requiring the use of Automation Projects Fund (APF) monies, are not currently eligible for the new PIJ form. Those projects will still require the use of the original PIJ form. While we would still encourage you to leverage the value of the collaborative meetings to assist with the PIJ process, the PAPF & ITAC PIJ Form includes additional sections to support the business case, as well as a Security Controls section and signature page. Using the PIJ form to explain the project, its benefits, and projected costs allow ADOA-ASET to provide quality assurance regarding the form and to complete an analysis of the project that can then be provided to ITAC and JLBC for further review. The link to the PIJ Form 2015-03-31.docx can be found under Strategic Oversight Resources on this page, along with the link to the Status Report and Change Request form template, which has not been updated for this release.
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 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.