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Project Management Division (PMD)

The Project Management Division (PMD) provides consultation, governance and oversight to agencies

PMD provides assistance for Commonwealth-level Information Technology (IT) projects and associated procurements from project initiation approval throughout the project lifecycle.

Project Management Division responsibilities include:

  • Development of the Commonwealth Project Management Standard, Program Management Standard, and Project Manager Qualification and Training Standard.
  • Development of the Commonwealth Project Management Guideline and Program Management Guideline.
  • Supporting and ensuring the compliance of IT project/program management standards, governance processes and procurements.
  • Agency project management training, consulting and assessment.
  • Review and make CIO recommendations for Project Initiation Approval (PIA), Procurement Governance Request (PGR) approval, Invitations for Bid (IFB), Requests for Proposal (RFP), and contracts associated with IT projects.
  • Facilitate PIA reviews for agencies and higher education, and recommend approval or disapproval of the project to the Secretary of Administration and CIO.
  • Attend internal agency oversight committees on behalf of the Secretary of Administration and CIO.
  • Confirm projects have adequate project management and oversight structures and processes that will enable the success of the project.
  • Report project status to the Secretary of Administration and CIO with appropriate recommendations for project suspension, cancellation, corrective action and support.
  • Review Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) strategies, proposed IV&V statements of work and final reports of IV&V analysis on behalf of the CIO.
  • Develop and sustain the Commonwealth Project Management Development Program which includes qualification requirements, training and the qualification process.