The Office of the CIO Portfolio and Project Management Office (PPMO) exists to provide strategic portfolio management, skilled resources for program/project management, business analysis, change management, performance support and knowledge management, as well as methodology for cross-functional IT projects for Washington University. Activities underway or in development include:

  • IT Governance Process Facilitation – supporting the IT governance committees in the process of assessing and prioritizing proposed IT investments to achieve strategic objectives
  • Portfolio Management – monitoring the progress of projects in the IT service portfolios, providing relevant and timely information for IT governance, management, project sponsors, and steering committee decision making
  • Resource Management Planning – scheduling approved projects and working with technical groups to assess future resource requirements; the PPMO will play a decreasing consulting role in this space as resource planning becomes a core competency in WashU IT
  • Project and Program Management – establishing the process and standards for project management and methodology within the organization, and providing skilled project managers to lead strategic cross-functional initiatives; foster a community of practice
  • Business Analysis – establishing the process and standards (common activities and deliverables) for business analysis methodology, and providing skilled business analysts to strategic initiatives
  • Organizational Change Management including learning and development, and project communications – providing skilled IT Learning and Development Specialists for projects and service operations; developing instructional resources and communications, including the effective distribution and retrieval of information via content management systems.

Planview PPM: Tool

Here is a link to the Planview tool for Project Portfolio Management.

WashU IT Project Assets & Templates Library

Our templates are meant to be used as a starting point or guide. Each project will be different. Modify the template to suit your needs.

Project Templates by Phase

If you would like to provide a template to add to our library, email


Samples of how to use project templates

The Project Management Community of Practice

The Project Management Community of Practice (PMCOP) was initiated to provide Project Managers (PMs) learning opportunities through practice sharing and collaboration. The PMCOP invites anyone at Washington University to share their expertise and engage with other practitioners across the university. Established in 2016 for PMs, the community has expanded to include Business Analyst and Performance Support topics. Our goals include promoting project practitioner best practices, improving PM and BA skill levels across the university, and promoting the use of methodology. The Portfolio & Project Management Office hosts the Community of Practice on the last Friday of every other month. If you would like to participate, or have a meeting topic suggestion, please contact us at ​