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FAQ

Do I have to use a UIT Project Manager for my project?

No. However, UIT Project Managers are usually assigned to larger, centrally funded (i.e., SGG-funded) systems projects at Stanford. Also, many schools and departments request UIT Project Managers to help them manage locally-funded projects. The PMO is happy to help with these efforts, depending on current commitments and priorities.

Are all of the processes and procedures outlined on the UIT PMO website used for every project?

Critical processes and procedures found on this site are flagged as mandatory; however, many others are considered best practice and are not strictly required, though they're strongly recommended.

Are all UIT projects using the Agile methodology?

UIT sees increased use of Agile or Scrum methodology, especially on projects involving SaaS or other vendor-provided technology platforms, where their professional services people may be involved directly in project implementation and are accustomed to using Agile. But not every UIT project is using Agile, nor is it suited to every type of systems project.

Are UIT Project Managers professionally certified?

Yes. Every UIT Project Manager is required to obtain Project Management Institute (PMI) certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification within their first year of service, or possess a professional certificate from the former Stanford Advanced Project Management program.