The role of project managers

July 25, 2019

In the June 27, 2019 edition of IT Update, it was noted that concurrent with the IT organizational changes, all project managers will have a dual reporting relationship to the Portfolio Management Office (PMO). This represents a change from the current model where each Information Technology Services group is represented by a portfolio manager who liaises with the PMO on behalf of the project managers in their group. In the new model, the PMO will work directly with the project managers, and not with the portfolio managers. Individual groups may choose to retain the portfolio manager role for various reasons, however, liaising with the PMO will not be one of them. Reasons for this change include:

  • Greater visibility to the individuals that are directly responsible for leading projects
  • Continued maturation of the project manager role
  • A step towards more common project management practices

For further information on this topic, please contact the PMO.