The UW System Project Management Office leads successful systemwide initiatives by strategically connecting people and information. Our project experts do this by collaborating across the UW System with project partners and leaders to identify, develop, and implement the project plan, change management plan, or communication plan to achieve success.

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Self-Service Center

The PMO Self-Service Center is here to provide you with simple explanations of project management, a guide to project management, and easy-to-use templates to help you manage your project. Get started by exploring these project management resources and adapting them to meet your unique project management needs.

“Just wanted to touch base and let you know that I found the templates on the project management site very helpful. It was nice to run across and very timely as I was able to use one of them for a project of mine.  So thank you for putting those out there!” Greg Cass, UWSA Financial System Project Manager

Why Us

  • We provide strategic solutions for project management and project communications of systemwide initiatives.
  • We use our expertise to collaborate across the UW System, delivering effective project management and communications resources to meet challenges and unlock opportunities.
  • We facilitate the success of systemwide initiatives by connecting stakeholders, establishing workflows, managing timelines, resolving issues, and offering change management solutions.

Learn more about the PMO Services to take you from project initiation to successful completion.


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The Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Automation project moves into Phase 2, after the successful launch of ShopUW+ in April as UW System’s new cloud-based purchasing and payables platform. Phase 2 of the project started in fiscal year 2022. It focuses on adding business office-facing functions to ShopUW+ like Contracts+, sourcing coordination, supplier management support, spend analytics, and chemical inventory management. Teams have been formed with leaders from across UW System to define the scope of work to implement the changes, design and configure the new functions, refine business requirements, and deploy the functions with needed training. The business processes will be deployed by the end of 2022.

The PMO provides project management, change management support, and communication services. Follow the progress of the project on the ShopUW+ Essential Phase 2 Updates page.

PMO Project Dashboard July 2020-July 2021