The UCO IT Project Management Office (PMO)

Definition of a Project:  "An endeavor that requires OIT resources to create a new or significantly changed product, service or result within a finite timeline."

Routine Services and Operations are not considered projects:

  • Routine Service - Repetitive service provided for UCO clients (e.g., Centralities, E-mail Blast, WCMS, Account Creation, Password Change)
  • Routine Operations - Repetitive task which sustains UCO technology business (e.g., Minor Software Upgrades, Backups, Security Updates, Windows Updates

The PMO is responsible for overseeing UCO’s Information Technology project portfolio ensuring that the overall collection of projects is aligned with the University’s mission and strategic goals.  The PMO also provides expert project management support for high-priority projects.

To fulfill this critical role, the PMO will:

  • Develop and support project and project portfolio processes that allow UCO Information Technology and the University of Central Oklahoma to prioritize IT projects, allocate resources, and track performance of the project portfolio and related IT investments
  • Develop and support standard project management methodologies based on industry best practices and the unique needs of a university IT department to assist UCO Information Technology staff in managing projects efficiently and effectively
  • Provide project management consultation to project teams to improve project management expertise and success throughout UCO Information Technology
  • Provide experienced project managers to lead key, high-priority projects to ensure they are delivered on time with the highest quality
  • Collect, review, and distribute data for monitoring the performance of high-priority projects to ensure they are accomplishing their objectives
To request support from the IT PMO, contact the UCO Service Desk at 974-2255 or support@uco.edu.

To learn more about the Committee for University IT Project Prioritization (CUIT), click here.