The A&M System has developed a TAC 216 Companion Guide to define a project, provide a method for classifying projects based on their complexity and risk, and outline minimum requirements for completing projects based on their classification level. The Companion Guide also outlines TAC 216 requirements for project governance, assessment and reporting.
Members may use any IT project management methodology and templates. The Companion Guide has been tested with both agile and waterfall development approaches.
Members are welcome to develop their own approach to compliance with TAC 216, addressing the policy, requirements and standards of TAC 216, or they are welcome to use the TAC 216 Companion Guide.
TAC 216 Companion Guide
The TAC 216 Companion Guide (pdf) organizes these knowledge areas across four project management process groups:
Because every member has a different level of project management skills and capabilities, some members are compliant with TAC 216 today and other members will need to work toward compliance over the next few years as they develop their project management skills. Best Practice recommendations and additional templates are available to help members build and grow their project management skills.
If you have questions about the TAC 216 Companion Guide, please contact your institution or agency CIO.