Project Management Office

Further information and guidance on the Project Management Office

What we do

The Project Management Office (PMO) provides support for the effective delivery of projects, programmes, and portfolios across Information Services Group (ISG).

We also provide project management guidance, tools and templates to assist staff and students with project delivery across the wider University.

We are a key contact for a range of project-related tools within the University, such as the projects website, Asta Powerproject, JournyX, MindGenius, Visio and MS Project. 

We host a range of project-related resources such as books, poker chips and planning poker cards for agile projects, visual metaphor cards and workshop equipment.

Contacting us

Email us at




The Project Management Office can be contacted by email at .  We can assist with a variety of queries from recommended training through to advice on application of PM techniques.


 Online help


If you prefer to self-help, there is a variety of online help available on this website which can be accessed via the 'Help' icon in the top righthand corner.  There is also additional guidance in the Guidance section of this website.




We can assist with peer reviewing project documents





If you're looking to recruit project staff in your area, we can assist with the creation of job descriptions, recruitment panels, and reviewing job adverts

 Career guidance        


We can offer guidance on how to start or progress a career in a project related role. Our 25+ project managers have come from a variety of commercial and academic backgrounds.




We can assist with individual requests for career advice and mentoring for project-related roles.


 Project tools


We provide support for the tools that we directly offer but are also happy to share our experiences in using other tools available within the University. Tools & Resources (



We offer a variety of training courses in practical project management skills for staff and students across the University.  Training is focussed on providing attendees with a general understanding of project management terms and processes, plus practical skills and tools/templates that can be put into practise on their own local projects.

Types of training we offer include:

  • Bitesize lunchtime sessions (4 x 1 hour, usually spread over 2-4 weeks)
  • Online and classroom based interactive workshops (1.5-3 hours)
  • Full day and half day classroom based sessions
  • Presentations (1 hour)

Further information can be found on our SharePoint site (UoE login may be required) - Training and Accreditation (



We can support departments in establishing their own governance and programme or portfolio structures.




We can offer project managers to co-locate on a part-time basis to directly support departments establishing their own project processes and structures.


Quality Assurance

The PMO can assist with a variety of project quality assurance reporting.  Examples of some of the current reports we produce are listed below.

  • Forward delivery schedule

  • Monthly RAG reporting

  • Projects in progress with no agreed estimate

  • Project more than 10% over budget

  • Projects in progress with missing milestones