Project Management Center of Excellence

Project Management

Project Management Center of Excellence, also known as the PMCOE, was created in the fall of 2013 and is responsible for oversight of approved IT projects.

The center establishes and supports standard project management processes at UW-Platteville, focusing initially on projects with technology components and projects related to the strategic plan. The office continues to expand its scope of services. It also offers assistance to other areas on management of projects by sharing processes and working materials. In addition, it establishes and tracks projects as a group using the principles of portfolio management. Its work includes supporting the development of project ideas for review and approval through the IT priorities process. 

The success of the center is measured by:

  1. Project completion percentage (on time, on budget, completed scope, and satisfaction of customers)
  2. Expansion of project management services from IT projects and strategic plan projects to a broader set across the institution
  3. Communication and transparency regarding projects in planning, underway, and completed at UW-Platteville

Not sure if your request meets the criteria to be considered an IT Project? Take a look below to help understand what is and what is not an IT project.

To be considered an IT project, requests must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Work requiring more than 24 hours (3 days of IT time)
  • Cost greater than $5,000
  • An existing project cost adjustment greater than 25 percent
  • Work/impact broader than one campus department or equivalent unit
  • Requires coordination across IT
  • Involves standing up a new technology or expanding functionality of an existing solution

Routine upgrades to systems/software/technology are considered standard operating procedure and do not need to be submitted as an IT project.

PMCOE: Important Dates

Important Dates

Fall/Winter 2018 IT Prioritization Cycle has been suspeneded. See below for additional information.

As we evaluated the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 ITP Cycle, we realized that the Collaborative Integration project with the two-year campuses would generate many ITP-type requests that will need to take priority.  For this reason, we have decided to suspend the request for ITP submissions for the Fall/Winter 2018 cycle. 

Projects that have already been approved will proceed as planned.  If you have any questions, please contact Todd Carothers at

PMCOE: Contact Us

Contact Us

Have questions pertaining to Project Management processes? We are here to help.

PMCOE office
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
401 Karrmann Library
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Tiffany Hintze
Manager, PMCOE
Tel: 608.342.7356

For questions pertaining to the ITP process, please see below:

Tadra Mack
Business Analyst, PMCOE
Tel: 608.342.7360



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