In addition to providing day-to-day operation and support of services and products, the staff of Information Technology Services are engaged in scores of projects to expand and improve Business Affairs’ support for Stanford’s core teaching and research activities.
Oversight for the department’s projects is provided by the Portfolio Management Team, which identifies, prioritizes, authorizes, and controls project activities to achieve specific strategic business objectives. Once a project is approved, the Project Management Office (PMO) provides centralized and coordinated management, tracking, and prioritization. The PMO also tracks and provides tools and other support to projects that are managed non-centrally, within specific IT Services groups ("embedded" projects).
Information on the methodology and process for reviewing and approving projects are available on the IT Services Project Management Office Web site.