Enterprise IT Strategic Planning

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Please share your ideas and suggestions by April 12 through our online form.

Progress to date - March 10, 2023

Our Strategic Planning Workshops are confirmed and we're ready to hear your input and ideas for the State of Washington's IT Enterprise Strategic Plan. We will host these workshops from March 14 to 23 at the 1500 Jefferson Street Building.

The workshops are organized by functional groups. Your agency has received an invitation to attend one workshop based on the functional group you're a part of on the date/time highlighted below.

Attendance will ensure your agency's voice is heard and the business needs are documented through our strategic planning process. We're enthusiastic about this discovery phase and changing how we envision our collective future.

Transportation March 14 1-3 p.m. Rm. 2208
Health and Human Services March 16 9-11 a.m. Rm. 1213
Small Agencies March 17 9-11 a.m. Rm. 2208
Education March 20 3-5 p.m. Rm. 1213
Other - Legislative, Judicial, and Separately Elected Officials (SELO) March 21 9-11 a.m. Rm. 2208
Environment and Natural Resources March 22 1-3 p.m. Rm. 2208
General Government March 23 1-3 p.m. Rm. 1213


WaTech's is revising its IT Enterprise Strategic Plan. This is a vital priority considering the plan provides a foundation for everything we do as an enterprise. The goal is to achieve alignment around enterprise-wide IT priorities for the next three to five years and longer-term aspirations and vision.

Our Approach

Our approach to the revised strategic plan will emphasize co-creation from the onset. In keeping with the collaborative nature of WaTech, we will reach out to a diverse group of agencies, technology and business leaders, and governance teams for their feedback, ideas, and priorities. We truly value this unique perspective to this process and will create many opportunities for engagement.

Ultimately, we will create a plan that reflects the evolving needs of our state agencies and facilitates strategic alignment across our business and IT partners. The plan will prioritize our needs and those of our residents for the next three to five years.

Strategic Planning Advisory Group

The Strategic Planning Advisory Team will engage in the co-creation approach to support planning and preparation for the strategic planning partnership and future workshop model. This team represents the business and IT voices with roles that lead governance teams, strategy, management, operations, infrastructure, data, privacy, and other core State of Washington agencies and functions.

Inclusive Process

The strategic planning process will be an inclusive and multi-stakeholder for WaTech, complementing a period of reflection, transition, and future growth.

Our recommended process will engage leadership teams, agencies, governance teams, and key stakeholders in collaborative strategic planning workshops and activities. The process will encourage stakeholders to envision future possibilities supported by bold ideas, clear goals and priorities, and well-designed initiatives.

This proposed approach reflects our principles of co-creation and values for strategic planning to ensure WaTech's future success.

During the coming year we will reach out to you and others on how to make your voices heard during the planning process. We want to brief you on what's ahead and will also provide a monthly update on progress.

Proposed Timeline

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