Project Management Office (PMO)

itccThe IT Project Management Office (PMO) champions consistent project management practices which help the University of Mary Washington fulfill its mission and strategic goals.  The PMO focus is on managing the Information Technologies project portfolio to ensure successful project completion and appropriate assignment of departmental resources.  By utilizing industry best practices in project management, adhering to the Project Management Policy and guiding principles set forth in the university and IT strategic plans, the PMO works to ensure IT projects are completed within scope and budget, and on schedule.

The Project Management Framework, which includes the IT Project Management Policy, the IT Project Management Standard, and templates, provides a standard methodology for all projects. Projects are categorized based on a variety of parameters including but not limited to budget, resources, time to complete and risk. The amount of oversight and documentation required is directly related to increases with project complexity as outlined in the Project Document by Categorization matrix.

PMO Objectives

  • Using the proper methodologies and best practice standards to ensure successful completion of the project
  • Manage the IT project portfolio
  • Keep UMW leadership and the project community informed
  • Serve as consultant to the UMW community on IT Project Management practices
  • Build Project Management maturity at the organizational level

PMO Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the Information Technologies (IT) Project Management Office (PMO) is to provide an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, and successfully execute a technology portfolio of initiatives and projects that are aligned with the University of Mary Washington strategic goals and educational vision.  The PMO’s primary responsibility is to manage and control project constraints by ensuring project plans are implemented on schedule, within scope, and budget.  Project management leadership is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for the benefit of the University in a way that encourages collaboration, standardization, and overall improvement in our educational community.

Vision Statement

  • Support faculty, staff, students and the UMW community as a source for project management leadership and expertise
  • Promote best practice standards, quality, and methodologies into a project management discipline
  • Utilize PMBOK-based methodology as well as support ‘best fit’ approach for project management at UMW
  • Provide a channel of communication for project status, financial health, and mitigation of issues, risks, and dependencies across projects, departments, and/or divisions
  • Build project management maturity at the organization level