The state of California utilizes the Feasibility Study Report (FSR) as the mechanism for approving information technology projects. The FSR establishes the business case for investing state resources in a proposed project and provides an analysis of its costs and benefits. The California Technology Agency (Technology Agency) has established FSR format and preparation instructions in Section 20 of the Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM).
The FSR document is complex and detailed. Agencies and departments often find it challenging to properly and efficiently prepare FSRs that fully meet all requirements and achieve their intended results. The purpose of this Technology Letter (TL) is to announce improvements to the FSR format/instructions.