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Project Management Services Overview

As detailed in the Information Technology Project Management Policy, technology projects are conducted in a disciplined, well-managed, and consistent manner that promotes the delivery of quality products which are completed on time and within budget. This is accomplished through the assignment of qualified project managers, ongoing staff training on standard system life cycle and project management methodologies, quality contract management and oversight, and use of standard project management tools.

For more information see: OIT Project Management Office Web Pages

Summary of Project Management Services offered:

As detailed in the Information Technology Project Management Policy , technology projects are conducted in a disciplined, well-managed, and consistent manner that promotes the delivery of quality products which are completed on time and within budget. This is accomplished through the assignment of qualified project managers, ongoing staff training on standard system life cycle and project management methodologies, quality contract management and oversight, and use of standard project management tools.

Portfolio Management: Using regularly updated portfolio information, The OIT Project Management Office (PMO) analyzes project categories, risks, life cycle, interrelationships, benefits and strategic alignment with Maine State Government. The team may discover trends, suggest collaborations intended to extend scarce resources and recommend efficiencies. By taking an enterprise view early in a project's life cycle, improvements can be effected without having to "undo" work. This process assists towards successful projects and a well balanced portfolio.

Project Management Training: The Project Management Office maintains a webpage with links to dozens of 20-minute short-courses on State of Maine Intranet and to resources to assist users in preparation for certification as a Project Management Professional (PMPĀ®).

Project Management Best Practices: The Project Management Office maintains web pages with links to documents and other websites for users.

Benefits for users

The following list is taken from TenStep (developers of the Ten Step Project management methodology). More detail can be found at http://www.tenstep.com/open/A1ValueofPM.html

  • Completing projects more quickly and cheaply.
  • Being more predictable
  • Saving effort and cost with proactive scope management.
  • Better solution "fit" the first time through better planning
  • Resolving problems more quickly.
  • Resolving future risk before the problems occur
  • Communicating and managing expectations with clients, team members and stakeholders more effectively.
  • Building a higher quality product the first time. • Improved financial management.
  • Stopping "bad" projects more quickly.
  • More focus on metrics and fact-based decision making • Improved work environment.

Availability:

NA

Service Components Included in the Base Price:

Options Available for Additional Charge:

  • NA

Rates charged:

Hourly rate. See: Fully Burdened rates

Service Level Targets & Agreements:

Each individual Project Plan defines project activities, timelines, and measures and reporting expected.

To Learn More about Project Management Services:

  • To learn more about this service see: PMO FAQ

How to Escalate Service Issues:

    • Questions or issues that arise should be discussed with the Project Lead. If this does not resolve your issue, contact:

      Douglas Birgfeld
      Director, Project Management Office
      Douglas.Birgfeld@maine.gov
      1.207.441.5414

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Page last modified: October 17, 2014