New Project Management Office designed to make things better

Enterprise Project Management Office GroupDo you need help getting a project off the ground or you're not sure how to improve a process? In either case, the newly formed Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) can help. The motto of the EPMO is "We make things better," and that's exactly their purpose - to help make things better across our entire campus. 

The formation of the EPMO was part of the recent reorganization of KUMC's information resources division. During the reorganization, Michael Harmelink, associate vice chancellor for information resources and chief information officer, recognized an opportunity for a professional project management office. Now the EPMO can support and manage business and technology projects within all areas of the institution. 

Getting started with the EPMO

Anyone can reach out to the EPMO team and initiate a discussion. Larger and more complex projects and/or projects that involve multi-departmental collaboration will take priority. The EPMO can write business requirements, project plans, and other documentation; manage and support testing functions; and develop the framework for functional owners to take over and successfully move forward after the EPMO work is complete. While this is just a brief summary of what they will do, the result is that they will help manage the process from start to finish and ensure a project achieves the best possible outcome. And if your project does not fall within the scope of the EPMO, they can connect you to other resources as appropriate.   

A more formal process to submit a proposal to the EPMO is in the works, but until then, you may contact any of the team members directly. The team is led by John Steinmetz, director, 913-588-4917, who previously served as director, project management office, at DineEquity. The team's project managers include Bob Pisciotta, 913-588-7311; Shannon Hennessey, 913-588-7137; and Stan Sneegas, 913-588-4178.

Pictured: Your Enterprise PMO team - Shannon Hennessy, Bob Pisciotta, Stan Sneegas and John Steinmetz

Last modified: Jan 10, 2014