About Us

The PMO reports directly to Lee Carmen, Associate Vice President for Information Systems, and Chief Information Officer for the University of Iowa Health Care. The PMO provides Project Management leadership, communication planning, quality assurance, risk mitigation, issue resolution, budget and project timeline/task tracking, project status reporting, and Project Management consultation services.

Who we are

The PMO is a group of seasoned project management professionals who lead a variety of UI Health Care projects. The PMO is used as a way to boost efficiency, cut costs, and improve on project delivery in terms of time and budget. The PMO helps UI Health Care by providing the structure needed to both standardize project management practices and to facilitate the implementation of projects, as well as determine methodologies for repeatable processes.

The PMO provides a variety of project management services:

  • Provide leadership and coordination of selected large cross-functional projects.
  • Provide and continually enhance project management guidelines and tools.
  • Encourage UI Health Care project leaders and staff to adopt project management best practices.

What we do

The PMO staff utilizes a consistent project management approach that is based upon the methods, techniques and best practices defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMO project managers have experience in the areas including (but not limited to): project control, workflow/process analysis, business process re-engineering, request for proposals (RFP), contracting, project initiation, management of the implementation process, project closure, vendor management, work plan development, resource tracking and utilization, and project communications.

Services provided by the PMO include (but not limited to):

  • Project Management services and management of selected UI Health Care projects.
  • Development and implementation of a project management methodology and tools based on best practices.
  • Mentoring of UIHC project teams as they learn and adopt project management best practices for managing projects.
  • Provide a variety of regular updates to management including the status of selected UI Health Care projects.
  • Set the standard, provide the tools (e.g. Risk Assessment tool, templates) and be the advocate and model for good Project Management practice.

The PMO staff offices are located on the 7th floor of the John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP) within suite 7830.