IT Project Management

Mission

The Project Management Office (PMO) defines and maintains standards for project management within IT. The PMO assigns project managers to project teams to ensure that project completion is predictable, consistent, and result driven.

What we do

The PMO manages projects using a single software tool to request, prioritize, track and report the status of projects. This platform is used to assist other IT units to both organize and execute their projects.

The PMO also assists other IT units to drive process improvement and documentation. Accurate documentation of IT processes facilitates effective task completion, which is vital to both project execution and operational task completion.

Definition of a Project 

Michigan Tech IT considers a project to be any effort that, due to size, cost, complexity or importance to our customers, requires formal project management.

For something to be considered a project by Information Technology, it must have both a beginning and an end.

Initiatives with two or more of the following characteristics will be classified as projects:

  • Requires greater than 80 hours of work to complete;
  • Will cost more than $25,000;
  • Has a duration of longer than six months;
  • Has high cross-functional impact where participation is required from more than one IT delivery team (including contractors);
  • Has high visibility within the University community by impacting more than one academic or administrative department.

 

Steve Blackburn

Steve Blackburn

  • Service Management Director
Brian Hutzler

Brian Hutzler

  • Assistant Project Manager
Heidi Reid

Heidi Reid

  • Assistant Project Manager