Program Management Overview
The Program Management Office supports the numerous project management activities and practices for the Enterprise Administrative Systems and Services (EASS) Group, enabling project leaders to successfully deliver IT projects in parallel with the university’s global strategic efforts.
The Program Management Office is responsible for project estimation and budgeting, including cost estimating, developing project plans, schedules, and for providing status updates. By pulling data from various systems project plans are kept in sync and resource allocation is centralized in one functional area. Project support responsibilities such as keepings a project repository help to maintain issues tracking and resource assignments over an array of different functional areas of development.
One major objective of the Program Management Office is to develop and maintain the processes and methodologies pertaining to the management of projects. Serving as a central library for these standards the Program Management Office incorporates empirical data and metrics into the overall project management methodology.
EASS responds to numerous project requests on a daily basis, all of which are maintained through the Project Portfolio which consists of maintaining existing infrastructures, supporting and enhancing existing applications, investing in new functionality, and responding efficiently to production support service requests. A well-defined portfolio management process with representatives across all functional areas of EASS is what drives the Project Portfolio. Stakeholder input helps to prioritize projects in their respective domains and as a group across all divisions to determine campus-wide priorities.
The Program Management Office collaborate comprehensively, both with internal staff and with functional end-users in all academic units across campus to protect the integrity of data, define project timelines, and manage scope in order to meet all project commitments while providing both economies of scope and scale.