Texas A&M Technology Services Project Management Practices

As Texas A&M University is decentralized, several business units across the university have project management functions. The Texas A&M IT PMO is proud to partner with the Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M Provost IT Office, The Texas A&M University System, as well as other project management functions within colleges and divisions across campus.

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The requirements for project management at Texas A&M are presented in state regulation and university policy:

TAC 216

  • Requires each state agency to institute, approve and publish a methodology that communicates an agency-wide approach for project management practices.
  • Requires each state agency to include in its agency strategic plan a description of the extent to which the agency uses its project management practices.
  • Presents criteria for project management practices.

SAP 29.01.03.M0.11

  • Provides guidelines to ensure that Information Resource Projects (IRP) are managed according to Texas Government Code 2054: Information Resources and System Policy 10.01.
  • Defines additional requirements specific to Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M Internal Audit Reporting

The Texas A&M University System Internal Audit (TAMUS IA) function has requested a regular report on all Information Resource Projects with development costs of $1 million or more.

Any project within Texas A&M University that qualifies as an IRP should be reported to Texas A&M Technology Services (according to Texas A&M Standard Administrative Procedure 29.01.03.M0.11). Technology Services will then consolidate Texas A&M University IRPs and report all to TAMUS IA through the Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer.

Please email pmo@tamu.edu for additional information.


Texas A&M Technology Services developed a standard Project Management Methodology, according to the TAC 216 requirements and University SAP 29.01.03.M0.11. A consistent project management methodology, developed, endorsed, and used by Technology Services for institution-wide IT projects can improve predictability, understanding and performance of our project initiatives. The project management methodology is based on the Project Management Institute’s approved standards that are accepted and widely utilized by the project management community in both business and education.

This methodology provides a minimal framework to assist project managers, as well as staff functioning as project managers, in the planning and execution of projects. Additionally, the methodology provides a repeatable and documented process for use in communicating a roadmap for both project team members and management.

This material is provided as reference and starting point for other campus organizations wishing to adopt a simple set of project management practices.

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