Information Technology Leadership Academy Archives

Background Summary

The current Information Technology Leadership Academy is the result of many dedicated IT managers refining the program over the course of over three decades. The program began in 1990 at the State Training Center under the name Data Processing Manager’s Academy (DPMA). The original and groundbreaking training program provided coursework in project management, resource control, customer service, client negotiations, and effective communications.

By the ninth iteration of the academy, the course content had expanded to include collaborative skills, change management, and strategic and tactical planning. As a result, in 2001 the more vigorous program was renamed the Information Technology Managers Academy (ITMA) to better reflect the wider variety of IT classifications of the program participants. The program continued to evolve through the 2000’s, with class projects researching and developing IT workforce and succession plans and exploring “green” initiatives. In 2010 the name was again updated to the Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA) to more accurately describe the program’s emphasis on developing future CIO’s and state IT leaders. The academy continues to serve as a valuable training ground by providing coursework in advanced leadership skills and opportunities for participants to forge professional friendships that last for their entire career.

Past Academies:

Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA)

ITLA 24 - Access IT California


The graduation ceremony and celebration for the ITLA 24 class members took place on June 2nd, 2017. The class was comprised of 30 students from 23 unique agencies and departments. This year’s graduation was a standing room only gala celebration that featured speeches from Amy Tong, CDT Director and State CIO, Chris Cruz, CDT Chief Deputy Director and Deputy State CIO, and other distinguished program sponsors and former graduates.

The students’ diverse backgrounds made this year’s class discussions lively and informative as they shared their experiences and insights on all things IT. This year, the curriculum was designed to front load more classes in the first few months so that students were exposed to one another and their class managers more frequently. This assisted in having them get to know one another more quickly and helped form the ITLA Alumni bond earlier in the program.

The students completed many highly informative courses. The first was Leadership Foundations which taught the RAPID® decision making model and the DISC® communication styles. The Van Write Writing Workshop introduced mind mapping and sentence aerobics. These skills benefited the students in their next course—Executive Presentation skills. All of the students felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment with their ability to overcome their fear of public speaking despite the fact that this is the most dreaded class in the program. The course on the Budget Process taught a foundational understanding of the BCP process that was a benefit to all. A class titled Business Chemistry was highly interactive and enabled students to understand their communication styles as well as recognizing certain traits in others. Other classes focused on the Legislative Budget ProcessPersonal Leadership and Speaker Day, where various leaders discussed their IT career journeys with the class. Closing out the program were the Political Skills and Executive Interview Skills courses.

The class project chosen for this year was Access IT California. The goal of the project was to make web accessibility easy for all state departments to adopt and to build awareness around the need for accessibility. The project was sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation and the Project Manager was Valerie Stanfield. The class presented an overview of the project at a festive event at the CA State Lottery Auditorium on May 19th. The results of their work can be found at Access IT California.

The students have demonstrated tremendous growth and certainly lived up to their mantra “Do More—ITLA 24!”

ITLA 23 - California Mentor Program (CaMP) and California Security Jumpstart Project



The graduation ceremony and celebration for the ITLA 23 class members took place on June 10th, 2016. The class consisted of 30 students from 25 unique departments. This year, the ITLA 23 curriculum started with a two-day course in Leadership Branding where the cohort explored the five practices of exemplary leadership. Next, they learned that “learning how to unlearn is the most important thing for a leader” in the “Using Your Brain to Win: The Human Factor” class. ITLA 23 then studied advanced business writing techniques and learned to communicate under pressure in their “Executive Presentations” day. They explored intricate details of their home department’s budget and were able to apply what they learned by viewing the Governor’s Budget Presentation on January 7th. The new year also brought the Walk Like a Leader assignments when each participant receives a day-in-the-life experience shadowing various executive level program and state IT leaders. In February, ITLA participants were featured prominently at the CIO Academy (February 24th-25th). Each member of ITLA 23 was assigned to teams for delivering content for the breakout sessions. Finally, the class put the final touches on two class projects that were part of the program this year. One project addresses the severe shortage of IT professionals and leaders that California state government faces in the coming years. The California Mentor Program (CaMP) project enhances the skills of the State’s IT staff through intensive one-on-one mentoring. State IT leaders and technical experts mentor IT staff (mentees), to enhance their skills and expand their careers. Mentors and mentees meet a few hours a month, over a six-month time period. Mentors benefit, as they foster and guide future IT leaders for the state, and mentees benefit, as they learn from successful leaders and experts in the technology field. Ms. Deborah Cunningham (DHCS) was the Project Manager of the team. The California Security Jumpstart Project fills a vital role by providing tools that help state departments classify and categorize their information assets and craft solid business requirements for projects. Sponsored by the California Information Security Office and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, this award-winning project will minimize the risk and potential of a disclosure, breach and/or destruction of Californians’ information assets. Ms. Francoise Le (OSI) was the Project Manager of the team. The future of technology within the State of California looks very bright thanks to the ITLA 23 class and its many hundreds of hours focused on these two valuable and sustainable projects.


ITLA 22 - The California Business Portal (Go-Biz)

Congratulations to the ITLA 22 Class of 2014 – 2015!!

ITLA 22 celebrated nine-months of accomplishments when they graduated June 12, 2015. Graduation day was full of excitement and the bitter-sweet acceptance that a truly great experience was coming to an end. Besides forming strong friendships, walking like a leader, honing executive speaking skills, and thinking fast on their feet in mock budget hearings, their biggest accomplishment by far is their project – the California Business Portal.

California Business Portal is a one-stop website where current and future California business owners learn what incentives, permits, regulations, taxes, forms, and financing applies to them. Visitors use interactive tools to get answers to questions about how to start, relocate, or expand a business in California. Or they can visit the online Service Desk for answers to 700 frequently asked questions. Visitors can speak to a live person, or be connected to partner agencies posting business content on Portal like Franchise Tax Board, Secretary of State, Board of Equalization, and Employment Development Department. Over the next year, the site’s sponsor, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, will onboard more state organizations critical to launching and sustaining California businesses.

ITLA 22 developed the Portal to meet the mission, vision, and guiding principles of the State of California’s IT Strategic Plan. With highly coordinated collaboration across 26 state department representatives, four high-profile partner agencies, and one committed project sponsor, ITLA 22 delivered a product in five-months that far exceeds the Academy’s expectations. We are very proud of this graduating class. Their project will benefit state and businesses alike for years to come.

Judging by the hugs and lively banter among graduates and supporting CIO’s at last week’s graduation, it’s hard to believe ITLA 22 is over. But like the friendships they’ve gained, their leadership-impact and California Business Portal, live on.


ITLA 21 - Project Readiness Guide: Organizational Change Management and Business Process Modeling


ITLA 21 Class Project Materials

The Project Readiness Guides focus on two key success factors of transition, Business Process Modeling and Organizational Change Management. The Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA) created a comprehensive “Project Readiness Guide” and toolkit based on industry best practices. The guide provides valuable information to assist in the preparation for your department’s migration to the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal). The guide and toolkit are scalable and adaptable for managing any project throughout the state.

The objectives of the guides are:

  • Enable state entities to maximize their ability to understand their current (As-Is) processes, in order to have a clearer understanding of what processes will transition to the new system.
  • Help to assess your organization’s capability for change and manage that change during transition.

Project Readiness Guide

Organizational Change Management

OCM Tools and Templates

Business Process Modeling

ITLA 21 2014 Graduates


ITLA XX - Cal-VENDOR Connection and Vendor Forum









The Graduates




ITLA XX Class Agenda (PDF) ITLA XX Graduation Program (PDF)

ITLA XIX - Insights for IT: Program Area and IT Relationships

The California Office of Technology Services Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA)

An intensive, year-long program for state government IT managers that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge that effective IT executives need to succeed in the 21st Century. ITLA offers a unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary to effectively manage information technology operations and information systems development.

The 25 members of ITLA class XIX (2011-2012) represent a broad array of state departments and career backgrounds.

  • Beth Jackson Department of Fish and Game
  • Betty Jablonsky Office of System Integration
  • Brian Mays Department of Health Care Services
  • Chad Wagner Department of Mental Health
  • Chadona Wynn Department of Insurance
  • Dale Paolucci Employment Development Department
  • Darlene Miller Department of Motor Vehicles
  • David Langston Office of Technology Services
  • Erica Gonzales Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Gordon McGregor Department of Health Care Services
  • James Fong Department of Public Health
  • Jason Chapman Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Jeff Vargas Department of Health Care Services
  • John Burlin Department of Finance
  • Kathy Owen State Water Resources Control Board
  • Lorenza Pennington Department of Health Care Services
  • Mike South California Employment Training Panel
  • Natalie Hand State Controller’s Office
  • Richard Fu Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Ryan Fogleman Office of Technology Services
  • Sarbjit Brar Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Sirisha Gullapalli Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Stephen Champeau State Controller’s Office
  • Terese Matchim Department of Corrections
  • William Helms Franchise Tax Board

ITLA Background

The California Office of Technology Services Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA), formerly Information Technology Managers Academy, is an intensive, year-long program for state IT managers that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge that effective IT executives need to succeed in the 21st Century. The goal of each ITLA class is to develop today’s state IT managers to be future state IT executives. We do this by offering a unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary to effectively manage information technology operations and information systems development.

The ITLA Class Experience

Attendees meet new, interesting and high-quality people who have passed rigorous entrance requirements and were recommended by their departments in order to be academy students. You will become an effective communicator and have the opportunity to network and learn to work with IT peers from other state agencies. In addition, you’ll develop new skills, refresh old skills, develop a more global IT perspective, be an agent of change, become a leader and prepare yourself for the next level of your career. Each class develops a class project, unique to that academy. Previous academy class projects have yielded innovative and useful products, such as the creation of the California Association of IT Managers (CAITM), developed by the ITLA IX class. To view information regarding a specific academy, please visit ITLA Academies.

Class Management

Each academy class has several class sponsors and class managers. Generally, the class sponsors and class managers are prior graduates of the ITLA. The class sponsors are responsible for ensuring sufficient resources are available to successfully conduct the academy curriculum. In addition to their regular full-time jobs, the class managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the class currently in session. Additionally, one Training & Event Center staff supports each ITLA class.


The Information Technology Leadership Academy I (formerly the Data Processing Managers Academy – DPMA) began in January 1990 and was quickly followed by the IT Managers Academy II kickoff in July 1990. The successes of these early managers’ academies led to the continuation of this valuable program.

Each ITLA class develops and presents a class project, and ITLA class XIX developed a theory validating whether “Collaboration and understanding is lacking on both Business and IT sides”. The class conducted 35 interviews with program executives in 17 California State departments, obtaining their views on their relationship with their IT areas, suggestions regarding the changes needed to improve IT services, and what program areas need from IT in the future. The results of this effort are presented as both a video presentation and a white paper below.


ITLA XIX Project Presentation

Additional Items

ITLA Class XIX Insights into IT Whitepaper (PDF)

ITLA XVIII - IT Consolidation



The Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA), formerly Information Technology Managers Academy (ITMA), is a California State executive-sponsored year long program designed to enhance the State Information Technology (IT) workforce with well-trained and qualified IT professionals. Each year the class selects a project to work on that will benefit the State IT community. This year ITLA XVIII participants chose to focus on IT Consolidation efforts mandated under Executive Order S-03-10, and later codified into law by the subsequent passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 2408, as it will touch most state entities.

The goal of each ITLA is to develop today’s state IT managers to be future state IT leaders. The curriculum and experiences are designed to allow class participants to gain the skills necessary to effectively manage information technology operations and IT service delivery in this rapidly changing environment.

The ITLA project objective is to develop a statewide operational guideline for departments to use in transitioning staff responsibilities affected by the consolidation. The guideline will include a transitional approach to IT organization structures, address training staff in new functional areas (if required), and provide organizational change management suggestions to better manage staff transitions.


The accompanying work product from ITLA XVIII will help state agencies and departments in dealing with organizational change, particularly related to the Infrastructure Consolidation Program (ICP).

The ITLA team defined its mission, to “develop an operational approach, with recommended methods, processes, and guidelines, for departments to use in transitioning staff responsibilities to a federated IT model in support of a statewide enterprise architecture and a consolidated infrastructure.”

Some objectives that were identified include:

  • Identify problems and issues associated with organizational change and document and develop common and useful considerations
  • Understand gaps and opportunities in organizational change, and identify any lessons learned by entities that have already completed some form of IT consolidation
  • Demonstrate the project’s value to the State of California by providing a step-by-step “roadmap” covering what staff-related issues IT leaders should be thinking about, and questions they should be considering, when preparing for and executing an ICP-related effort


The ITLA team divided the project into four distinct phases:

  1. Plan and Organize – Choosing a project; establishing roles and responsibilities
  2. Analyze and Research – Implementing a survey; carrying out interviews; performing other research
  3. Develop the Roadmap – Consolidating the research; creating a roadmap, whitepaper, and an associated toolkit
  4. Publish and Market – Creating an interactive website; making the product available to all interested parties

In Phase 1, teams were formed to begin designing the research questions and subsequent analysis from four different IT service perspectives: Governance, Infrastructure, Applications, and Administration.


In Phase 2, the project team worked to develop and conduct an on-line survey. With the assistance of Christy Quinlan, Acting California Technology Agency (Technology Agency) Secretary, the request to complete the survey was sent to all California Agency Information Officers and Departmental Chief Information Officers. Fourteen different individuals replied, offering some high level feedback, along with contact information for over twenty-five different specialized IT managers and subject matter experts (SMEs) within their respective organizations.

The survey questions that were asked


Using the contact information provided by survey participants, the ITLA teams made contact with the identified managers and SMEs in small- (up to 500 permanent staff), medium- (500 to 3000 permanent staff), and large-sized (over 3000 permanent staff) organizations, spending about two months conducting the interviews and recording the responses. In addition, many ITLA candidates, who represented 14 different State departments, also answered the questions on behalf of their respective organizations.

The interview questions and answers provided – Please note that, at the request of some organizations, some interview responses were not included or were marked as anonymous.

Additional Research

The team arranged for additional presentations, formal, and informal discussions with key ICP participants, as well as staff and managers involved in their organizations’ consolidation efforts. Research was also performed into other states’ consolidation efforts. It was discovered that, while many other states and local governmental organizations have undertaken, or have begun to undertake, similar IT consolidation efforts, none really matched the size or complexity of California’s ICP initiatives. Subsequently, the size of the entity and complexity of circumstance were taken into consideration when comparing those other experiences.


After reviewing the information developed from the Phase 2 research, the ITLA team realized that the varying sizes and complexities of the diverse organizations would pose a particular challenge. The ITLA team would need to build a roadmap, develop a blueprint, make recommendations, and provide considerations that would work no matter the size of department or stage of consolidation effort they were experiencing. It was determined that organizations will benefit, in small or large part, from one single product that could assist them in:

  • Getting them started on consolidation staff planning and organizational change management
  • Providing an overall picture of what may be expected and what things to consider at each stage
  • Providing tools and resources that would be beneficial to their organization and help in their particular situation

The ITLA XVIII class project summarizes research findings, and provides valuable information and a roadmap to address staff-related impacts when undergoing organizational change resulting from the Infrastructure Consolidation Program. A corresponding website and set of downloadable templates and tools is available to assist in streamlining any change management processes or operational needs.


Executive Sponsor: Christy Quinlan, Acting Secretary, Technology Agency
Class Sponsors: Chris Cruz, DHCS Nancy Johnson, OTech Col. Keith Tresh, CA National Guard
Class Managers: Reggie Chappelle, CHP Carol Meraji, FTB Andrea Wallin-Rohmann, CDCR
Class Candidates
G. Jay Arendt, CA National Guard Rudy Artau, WRCB Susanna Chung, FTB Gilbert Cortez, DGS Carrie Daves, CDCR Alain Dehaze, OTech Michele Elliott, CDCR Ronald Fitzgerald, DHCS Michael Fogarty, OTech David Golden, Military Department Stephanie Haugen, Finance Monica Hopelian, Otech Aaron Jones, DMH Joe Kelly, CDFA Adi Lingam, DMH Scott J. McArdle, CDFA Jason Painter, CDPH Deborah Ray-Sims, CDFA Ken Shepard, OSI Carlos Talamantes, CDCR Christian Turner, EDD Betsy Vallejo, CDPH Denise Yip, EDD Jan Yoshioka, EDD

Information Technology Managers Academy (ITMA)

ITMA XVII - 2009–2010

Information Technology Managers Academy XVII

The Information Technology Managers Academy is a nine-month program for state IT professionals with a focus on developing leadership skills. Participants in the academy are selected candidates from state agencies and departments that work in information technology programs. Individuals with a vision for enterprise-wide thinking, strong potential for career advancement, and experience carrying out their organization’s mission and vision are ideal candidates for acceptance into this program.

Class Photo

Class Roster (PDF)

ITMA XVI - California IT: A Commitment to Green

Information Technology Managers Academy XVI

As California struggles with a fragile economy and ecology, as well as a shrinking workforce, it has to do more business with fewer resources and funding. The State needs to find responsible ways to save money and reduce its negative impact on the environment, which will help position California as a desirable IT employer.   The purpose of the California IT – A Commitment to Green Project is to reduce the State’s adverse impact on the environment and position itself as a desirable IT employer by providing Green guidelines and best practices for IT business solutions and promoting a mobile workforce.

DISCLAIMER (06/18/2009):  The documents posted on this website were last updated June 4, 2009, and they will not be updated on this site again.  For future information and updates about teleworking, visit the Department of General Services (DGS) website.  For future information and updates about green IT best practices and green IT policies, visit the California Department of Technology website.

Project Deliverables

Green IT Best Practices

Telework Resources

Drafted Policies

Project Resources

Project Documentation


Class Member Photos

ITMA XV - The Data Reference Model (DRM)

Information Technology Managers Academy XV

ITMA XV prepared the State for the future of IT by developing the first California Data Reference Model (CalDRM). The DRM is part of the Enterprise Architecture Framework needed for Service Oriented Architecture. The DRM is a business tool used to describe, define, and share data among entities. This allows the development and use of applications among different entities (i.e., shared services). In addition to the CalDRM, ITMA XV also developed the DRM Governance Process and DRM User Guide. The DRM Governance Process provides guidance on managing the DRM at the state level. The DRM User Guide provides an example of creating a DRM at the project level. The CalDRM has been accepted by the State CIO and the Enterprise Architecture and Standards Committee to be used in the development of California’s Enterprise Architecture Framework

ITMA XIV - IT Internship Framework

ITMA XIV provided the State of California with a recruitment framework to allow the implementation of an IT Internship Program. This IT Internship Program offers a recruitment tool that assists State IT managers to attract, evaluate, and hire new IT staff into state agencies; also mitigating the risk of departing staff. The IT Internship Program proposal includes consideration of scope, program requirements, partnerships and policies necessary to administer such a program to serve as a successful model for other State internship programs.


ITMA XIII - Bringing the Future of State IT into Focus

Information Technology Managers Academy XIII

Bringing the Future of State IT into Focus

ITMA XIII selected this project as it directly related to state IT succession planning, in accordance with the California Performance Review and the State CIO’s IT Strategic Plan. The class created a web-based electronic survey and conducted a statewide information technology skills and gap survey. The State CIO, on our behalf, requested State IT managers to complete the survey for their department. The ITMA XIII survey is a major empirical study that analyzes the current and future information technology skill sets and identifies those skills that are at risk due to retirement and attrition within the California State Government IT workforce. The ITMA class also presents a large amount of additional information and analyses in the final report, which is available here for download. ITMA XIII is the first class to organize an ITMA reunion of all prior classes, class managers and sponsors. The synergy achieved by the class contributed profoundly to the success of this effort.

ITMA XII - Professional Development for Technology Personnel

Information Technology Managers Academy XII

ITMA XII: The State of California’s Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan acknowledges the need to develop and rebuild the State’s technology workforce. In support of Goal 5- Objective 3 of the California IT Strategic Plan, the members of Information Technology Managers Academy (ITMA) XII developed a training curriculum and course catalog for IT personnel. The project was entitled “Professional Development for Technology Personnel”. To document the competencies for each IT functional area, a survey was developed validating results from a previous classification study performed in 1999 by the Department of Personnel Administration. The curriculum and catalog were developed based on a detailed analysis of the survey results for the following functional areas: Application Software Development, Customer Technical Support, Database Development and Administration, Emerging IT, Enterprise Systems Support, Information Systems Security Administration, IT Business Consultant, IT Technical Document Writer, Network/Client Server Administration and Web / Internet Development.

ITMA XI - Lessons Learned, What Worked. What Didn't

Information Technology Managers Academy XI

The Academy XI class developed an analysis of Lessons Learned that includes “what worked” and “what didn’t work” for a number of projects conducted by state IT organizations. This analysis included a cross section of both IT and non-IT projects varying in size, complexity and strategic importance spread across a dozen state agencies. The issues addressed in the analysis include project management practices, vendor usage and relationship management, team development, and project sponsorship. The analysis offers ideas in these and several other management arenas, identifies common pitfalls that can be avoided, and also gives contact information, reference material, and many tools that may help state IT managers respond to their current and future business challenges.

ITMA X - California Chief Information Officers Perspectives 2003

Information Technology Managers Academy X

The Academy X class interviewed state CIOs and produced a report entitled “California Chief Information Officers Perspectives 2003.” The report focused identifying IT trends in the areas of leadership, Technology, Public Access, and Recruitment and Retention. In addition, the participants partnered with HHSCD to expand the ITMA website to house information on all previous class projects, participants and promote the IT Managers Academy.

ITMA IX - California Association of Information Technology Managers (CAITM)

Information Technology Managers Academy IX

ITMA IX: The Academy IX developed CAITM – the California Association of Information Technology Managers as their class project. CAITM is designed to promote and enhance communication and networking opportunities for information technology managers in State service, for the benefit of its members and the State of California. CAITM hosts a variety of events designed to promote excellence in State Information Technology practices through development of IT professionals and enhanced communication opportunities.


The California Association of Information Technology Managers (CAITM) exists as a commitment from the Information Technology Managers’ Academy (ITMA) IX to make a difference in State government, promote networking among State IT professionals, and to leave a sustainable legacy for future ITMA classes. CAITM is designed to promote and enhance communication and networking opportunities for information technology managers in State service, for the benefit of its members and the State of California. To this extent, ITMA IX created the association to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing ideas and experiences among State IT managers; and
  • Establish, operate and maintain a forum to sustain the essence of the Information Technology Managers’ Academy; an educational program designed to promote the professional development and growth of the State’s Information Technology leaders.

In 2002, the CAITM Board and members established the following Mission and Vision statements. CAITM was also officially incorporated with the State of California as a non-profit mutual benefit corporation.

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Data Processing Manager’s Academy (DPMA)

DPMA VIII - Success - Just Manage IT

Information Technology Managers Academy VIII

The Academy VIII developed the “Success – Just Manage IT” as their class project. This information was provided in both a paper and CD format. It covers a wide range of topics important to IT managers including Human Resources, Egovernment, Project Management Office and Control Agencies.

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DPMA VII - State IT: Millennium and Beyond

Information Technology Managers Academy VII

Academy VII developed and presented a one-day seminar for State IT professionals – State IT: Millennium and Beyond Seminar.

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DPMA VI - DPMA Introduction Kit

Information Technology Managers Academy VI

The Academy VI class developed the DPMA Introduction Kit as their project. This kit provides an overview of the Academy Classes, a list of all previous participants and previous class projects along with resource lists of books and videos.

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DPMA V - IT Trends, a Resource book on past DPMA class members and the DPMA assessment report

Information Technology Managers Academy V

The Academy V class developed three projects: IT Trends, a Resource book on past DPMA class members and the DPMA assessment report. The IT Trends report provides a valuable overview of technology trends and issues important to State information systems professionals in 1994. The Resource Book document contains information on all previous academy participants (I – V) along with their area of expertise and contact information. The DPMA Assessment Report was a profile of academy graduates and an analysis of the information received by class members before they attended the academy. (An electronic copy of the DPMA Assessment Report is not available.)

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DPMA IV: Develop a Strategic Planning Tool Kit

Information Technology Managers Academy IV

ITMA IV:The Academy IV class developed the “Strategic Planning Tool Kit” for their class project. The tool kit was developed as a guide to strategic planning and to help reduce the background research when undertaking a strategic planning project. The booklet was published in May 1992 and introduced at the Government Technology Conference ’92.

DPMA III: Evaluated the use of CASE tools within the State of California as of 1992

Information Technology Managers Academy III

ITMA III: As their class deliverables, the ITMA III students evaluated the use of CASE tools within the State of California as of 1992 and created a bulletin board. Both were presented to the Executive Institute of the then California Forum on Information Technology.

DPMA II: Symposium on emerging IT trends

Information Technology Managers Academy II

ITMA II: The Academy II class organized, staged and presented a symposium on emerging IT trends and use of new technologies within State Departments. The symposium was held at CSUS and was very well received by the 100 State IT managers and executives attending.

DPMA I: Design the Data Processing Managers Academy Logo

Information Technology Managers Academy I

ITMA I: The Academy I class project was to design the Data Processing Managers Academy logo used on DPMA correspondence and publications.