Information Technology Division

Application Development and Maintenance

  • VDOT?s application/system development initiatives translate business requirements into technology solutions that fulfill business objectives outlined in the Agency Strategic Plan.
  • Project teams work with business customers in the concept and project initiation phases to identify specific business needs and requirements. The teams then apply analytical processes to interpret, plan, design and/or implement new and improved information systems.
  • The system continues to be supported as it moves into a maintenance phase; the project team manages change requests, project enhancements, and the resolution of applications bugs.
  • ITD develops and manages, through implementation and maintenance, many initiatives of varying scope. There are major projects which have an estimated cost exceeding $1,000,000, non-major projects which range in value between $100,000 and $1,000,000, and small-scope which are under $100,000. All projects are managed in accordance with State and Agency requirements documented in policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • The Division uses industry standard best practices in software development. The Project Management Guidelines (PMG) document provides the necessary structure for Project Manager?s to develop software applications. The PMG incorporates VITA requirements for software development.
  • The Division has developed and uses an Applications Development Standards document. This document provides guidance on architecture design, hardware and software tools selection, and promotes an environment for structured applications development.
  • Currently VDOT has over 100 applications in development and maintenance phases.

Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012