Project Management

Project Management Office (PMO)

The purpose of the Project Management Office (PMO) is to champion consistent project management practices which that will help Fairfield University fulfill its mission and strategic goals.

The PMO is a strategic functional unit within the Information Technology Services (ITS) department which promotes and advances Project Management principles and services for all IT projects at Fairfield University.

PMO Objectives

  • Using the proper methodologies and best practices standards to ensure successful completion of the project
  • Manage the ITS project portfolio
  • Keep Fairfield University leadership and the project community informed
  • Serve as Fairfield University's authority on IT Project Management practices
  • Build Project Management maturity at the organizational level

The PMO is staffed by one full-time Project Manager and coordinates the work of upwards of 40 departmental Projects and the managers who manage these projects as part of their regular duties.


PMO Overview

PMO Mission/Vision Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Information Technologies Services (ITs) Project Management Office (PMO) is to provide an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, and successfully execute a technology portfolio of initiatives and projects that are aligned with Fairfield University’s strategic goals and educational vision. The PMO’s primary responsibility is to manage and control project constraints by ensuring project plans are implemented on schedule, within scope, and budget. Project management leadership is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for the benefit of University in a way that encourages collaboration, standardization, and overall improvement in our educational community.

Vision Statement

  • Support faculty, staff, students and the Fairfield community as a source for project management leadership and expertise.
  • Promote best practice standards, quality, and methodologies into a project management discipline
  • Utilize PMBOK-based methodology as well as support "best fit" approach for project management at Fairfield.
  • Provide a channel of communication for project status, financial health, and mitigation of issues, risk, and dependencies across projects, departments, and/or divisions.
  • Build project management muturity at the organizational level