The Programme Management Office (PMO) have responsibility for managing and monitoring the portfolio of IT projects. These pages provide details of all projects currently managed by the PMO.
In order to ensure effective, consistent and transparent project management for all IT projects, the PMO has developed PRIDE (PRINCE2 In Durham Environments) - an implementation of the PRINCE2 project management methodology - the de facto standard for Project Management in the UK - that is tailored for Durham University. The University has mandated that this method is used for all projects with a significant IT element. The PRIDE method and a series of supporting document templates are available on these pages and in addition, the PMO also delivers a PRIDE-based Introduction to Project Management training course.
The PMO is involved in the project management of the following key University IT projects and programmes:
- Electronic Data Transfer (EDT) Project, enhancing the Banner system to accommodate a 'paperless' admissions process
- Estate Systems Replacement Project, to replace the current estates and buildings systems with a Management Information System which better fits the University's requirements
- Management Information Programme(MIP)
- People+ Project, modernise University HR and Payroll, with an emphasis on the development of new business processes and ways of working.
- Student Enrolment Project (SEP) Phase 2, followed the University's review of registration and aimed to "...improve both the student experience and the efficiency of the enrolment and registration process itself"
- Unified Infrastructure Programme (UIP) will harmonise the University's IT estateby a series of significant projects
- The Security Hardening Project will improve security of the IT infrastructure in a range of areas - from technical architecture, to policy and user education
- Communications Infrastructure Upgrade) Project, (CIU) the installation/implementation of a world class data network supporting the existing and future needs of researchers, students, academics and administrative workers
- Sentinel, consolidation of servers and storage in computer machine rooms, equipped and located in accordance with the Disaster Recovery plan to support all the essential core business functions of teaching and learning, research and administration
- Collaboration tools, provision of tools to enhance collaborative working across the University
- IT Access, an agreed set of supported desktop environments (PC, Mac, Linux/Unix) for use by staff and students that are responsive to user needs