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This page is designed to help navigate through the sometimes confusing topic of requesting a project.
The IT Project Management Office (IT PMO) is a part of Information Services created to support the successful implementation of technology projects at DePaul. The IT PMO team leads a variety of technology projects using consistent processes, methodologies, and project management tools. The team collaborates throughout a project’s lifecycle with a broad range of schools, departments, offices, and individuals at DePaul and also works in conjunction with areas of Information Services to assess, manage, and complete projects that contribute to the core mission and strategic business initiatives of the university.
The mission of the IT PMO team is to connect technology investments with strategic outcomes. The team also strives to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency, improve and inform future planning, and ensure project transparency and accountability. With regard to technology projects, our team works to help DePaul University figure out what to do and when to do it.
The primary objectives of IT PMO are:
There are important questions to ask before pursuing any technology project. Some of these potential questions can be quite obvious, and others may require technology experts who understand the interdependencies of a large university with multiple schools, departments, and offices working with a variety of systems, applications, and software.
Some of these questions are pretty straightforward; others will likely be challenging to answer. This is where project managers are a vital aspect of any project discussion. DePaul's IT PMO team has experience working between technology and systems, and they also know how to work with a multitude of groups throughout the university.
Please reach out with any questions. Initial discussions before committing to a project can result in much more clarity about the potential challenges and benefits of pursuing a new project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If any of these questions are confusing, you can always start the project request process by reaching out to the project team at email@example.com.
Is an existing technology system, service, or application broken or not working properly? If the answer is yes, you may want to start by submitting a ticket to the Help Desk. Typically, if an existing service isn't working properly, it won't require a project request.
Most technology services and requests already have forms within the Service Portal. Review this page that serves as a directory of existing request forms.
Sometimes requests and projects have different needs. If you're at all unsure whether you need to launch a project, the project management team is here to help guide you through your technology request. You can reach out to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If none of the questions above apply, it may be time to begin the project discussion. The project process begins by submitting the New Project Request form. Use this request form if you would like to inquire about a larger new project. The IT PMO team will reach out to you after the form has been received. You can also reach out to the team at email@example.com.
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), a project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. A project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal.
Essentially, project managers oversee projects from start to finish. They supervise tasks, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and ensure that every aspect of the project is completed on time. Project managers must also be able to foresee potential blockers and find proper solutions to mitigate or eliminate them so that they don’t impede a project’s success.
If we break the role of a project manager down into core responsibilities, we get a better picture of how much they oversee throughout a project’s timeline and how their supervision helps ensure success.
These core responsibilities are pillars of project management. They empower project managers to supervise an assignment adequately. Moreover, they allow project managers to create timelines, delegate tasks and shape a project perfectly to the needs of everyone who stands to benefit from its completion. Learn more about Project Managers in general at PMI.