PROJECT (noun): A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. (Project Management Institute)

WELCOME to the ITU Project Management Office!

If you are looking for resources and information on the management of Information Technology Projects at George Mason University, you've come to the right place.

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The Project Management Office (PMO) supports consistent project management practices for the Information Technology Unit (ITU), enabling project leaders to successfully deliver their promised value to their customers. The Office ensures that effective project management is a core competency of the ITU.

Where to Start

Not sure what it is you are looking for or even where to start? Check out the Getting Started page for more information on where to find what you need on the PMO web site from general project management information, to Mason's Project Management Framework to how to start a project and more. Still have questions? For more information or questions, please contact the PMO directly at pmo@gmu.edu.

About IT Projects at Mason

For projects in excess of $2 million, Mason will submit a request for review and send the requisite project initiation materials to the State CIO and the ITIB. The State CIO and the ITIB shall, within 30 days of receipt of a request for review and the requisite materials from Mason, provide a non binding recommendation on that project to Mason, the Governor, and the General Assembly. If the ITIB provides a negative recommendation, Mason will await notice form the Governor before making a decision.

On a quarterly basis, Mason's President, acting through the appropriate designee, shall report to the ITIB on the budget, schedule, and overall status of Mason's major IT projects. This requirement does not apply to research projects, research initiatives, or instructional programs. The President, acting through the appropriate designee, will be responsible for decisions to substantially alter a project's scope, budget, or schedule after initial approval.

The State CIO and the ITIB shall continue to have the authority regarding project suspension and termination, and the State CIO and the ITIB will continue to provide Mason with reasonable notice of, and a reasonable opportunity to correct, any identified problems before a project is terminated.

The documentation required within the PM Framework for projects of this size is fully compatible with the forms and reports VITA and ITIB need, as most framework templates and documents are based on VITA's forms.