Project Management


Project Management serves to produce benefits by standardizing and following project management principles, practices, policies, processes, and methods in accordance with industry standard methodology. It also ensures project management processes and procedures are in compliance with UT System policy and state requirements.


  • Initiation: The phase where a project is recognized and authorized.
  • Planning: The phase where the project objectives are defined and refined and the best approach to reach the agreed objectives is defined.
  • Execution: The phase where the project work is done, monitored, and managed.
  • Closing: The phase where the project is formally recognized as the end of a project, accepting the project and bringing the project to an orderly conclusion.

Hours of Availability

Service is available during normal University business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm from Monday – Friday.


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Note: First Time Requesters will need access to the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool. UTPA full time faculty or staff may email requesting access to the PPM. Upon receipt of the email, PMO will initiate the request for access.


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Related Help

Q:What is the process to request an IT project?
Requester must have access to the Project Portfolio Management tool (Innotas) in order to submit a project proposal.
View instructions on how to submit a project proposal.

Contact the Project Management Office at or 956-665-2013 for further information on requesting access.
Q:What are the State and UT System regulations for IT projects?
The state of Texas requires that all state agencies have set project management practices for Information Resource (IR) projects. These requirements, with specific requirements for higher education, can be found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC)Title 1, Part 10, Chapter 216, Subchapter C and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Project Delivery Framework has set specific requirements that meet the TAC.

UT System policy, UTS140 Enhancing Major Software Projects, and UTPA Handbook of Operating Procedures Section 8.1.2 Information Technology Project Management also set forth requirements for IT projects.
Q:What resources are available to help with projects?
The following project management tools and templates are available: Project Sizing Tool, Business Case, Project Charter, Project Plan and Project Scope Change Form.
Q:What guides/manuals are available?
The following guides/manuals are currently available:

Q:Who is eligible to submit a project proposal?
Only full time UTPA faculty or staff are allowed to submit project proposals via the Project Portfolio Management tool.
Q:What is a project?
An initiative that provides information resources technologies and creates products, services, or results within or among elements of the University; and, is characterized by well-defined parameters, specific objectives, common benefits, planned activities, a scheduled completion date, an established budget with a specified source of funding and requires more than 40 hours of effort.
Q:What happens after I submit a project proposal?
The Project Management Office (PMO) will request a consultation with the requester and the appropriate Division of Information Technology coordinating department manager. All participants will review and score the project and assist in identifying the project manager, technical lead and functional lead.

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