What does the PMO do?

  • Reviews and assigns projects through the PROJECT INTAKE FORM  process and supports projects that may impact all 4 campuses.
  • Manages IT investments to maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure transparancy.
  • Facilitates project prioritization.
  • Conducts responsible project management; effectively managing, coordinating, and communicating:  Scope, Cost, Schedule, Risk, Issues, Quality, Outcomes, and Success.

What does the project manager do?

  • Provides vision and direction for the project with the support of the Executive Sponsor and Steering Committee.
  • Increases efficiency by working with the project team to define the project's work and tasks.
  • Controls scope by continually addressing scope management throughout the life of the project by regular monitoring and controlling saving effort and cost.
  • Manages budget by controlling not only the monetary and equipment costs, but also the people resources, both internal and external.
  • Manages time by controlling the project schedule including examining milestones, key dates, and the critical path thoughtout the project's life cycle.
  • Schedules the work by ensuring that all the project team work on their tasks in the correct order including calculating and understanding how long individua tasks take and solving any problems that may delay project from making its deadlines.
  • Manages risk by identifying potential risks, assessing their impact, and making plans to avoid, accept, or mititgate the risks. The goal of risk managment is to reduce the impact to a project of a risk (undesirable consequence) happnening.
  • Assist with Procurement by heling MSU Procurment with
  • Communicates project progress. The project mananager is responsible for communicating with Stakeholders, Vendors, Customers, Leadership, the project team and YOU. This decreases confusion and increases accuracy!
  • Close the Project. Closing a project includes finalizing all project activities completed across all phases of the project. Deliverables are reviewed by the team and shared with the client. A project closure report is completed.

Does your project need a Project Manager?

  • Campus or Strategic Impact
    • Campus or Multi-Campus Impact
    • Projects relating to the MSU, Campus, or IT Community Strategic Plan
  • Regulatory or Legal Compliance
  • Impact to the delivery of Information Technology services, applications, and hardware for example
    • Significant upgrades or releases to software
    • New applications and functionality university wide
    • Any IT aspect to a larger project such as construction, remodels, or curricular development
  • Any faculty research project that that requires Information Technology resources or impacts the Information Technology operation of the university

Project Management is a progressive attempt to produce a result that includes a series of interrelated tasks that are planned for execution over a fixed period of time within certain requirements and limitations such as cost, quality, and performance.

The PM is responsible for the management of:

  • Risk
  • Issue
  • Stakeholder
  • Scope
  • Cost
  • Communication
  • Schedule
  • Quality

Email us at [email protected]!  We would be happy to consult.

The PMO reviews new project requests every Friday.  A PM from our office will contact you to discuss your project further.

Please fill out the Project Intake Form and we will follow up with you to discuss.

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