The California Department of Technology released Technology Letter (TL) 13-02 today announcing the Project Approval Lifecycle, Stage 1 Business Analysis. The Project Approval Lifecycle introduces a Stage/Gate Model specifically tailored for Information Technology (IT) projects undertaken by the State of California. TL 13-02 introduces Stage 1 Business Analysis, which focuses on building a strong business case to ensure IT projects are undertaken with clear business objectives. A copy of TL 13-02 is attached to this email and is also available on the California Department of Technology’s website located at:

Questions regarding this TL should be directed to your California Department of Technology, Information Technology Project Oversight and Consulting (ITPOC) Manager; assignments can be found at