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The Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Office (EPPMO) is a single, integrated office with a university-wide scope of responsibilities and perspective. We manage Oregon State University's portfolio of projects, helping drive mission fulfillment while remaining responsive to rapid growth within and across the institution. 

However, executing on this portfolio of projects is no small task. In fact, it might be likened to climbing a mountain, with multiple paths to the top, balancing efficiency and risk exposure throughout the journey.

We provide comprehensive services to the university through:

  • A project intake process that utilizes business case justification and a risk assessment process to comprehensively consider project risks.
  • Project request prioritization, in alignment with Strategic Plan 4.0.
  • Short and long-range roadmap development, helping ensure proper resource capacity and allocation. 
  • Stakeholder alignment and clarity of decision-making authority, with transparency and accountability for portfolio and individual project success.
  • Oversight and delivery on scope, schedule, budget and customer requirements.
  • Return-on-investment (ROI) assessment and reporting.

Our guiding principles:

  • Generate effective results through structured and inclusive decision-making.

  • Convey and confirm intent and respect for all OSU community members through communication and engagement that is responsive, clear and transparent.

  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency through process consistency balanced with flexibility.

  • Provide for OSU community members’ success through community safety, support for well-being and respect for all.

  • Ensure the long-term success of the university through proactive stewardship of resources  in alignment with OSU’s Strategic Plan.

  • Balance innovation and compliance through active assessment and management of risk.

  • Remove barriers to success and expand access to services through clearly defined and integrated policies, standards and processes.

  • Improve the satisfaction of OSU community members through empowering employees with appropriately delegated decision-making authority.

We add value to university projects through:



  • Offering a consistent approach and tools for effective project management that align with industry best practices.
  • Providing resources and support for the broader project management community of practice at OSU.
  • Training on and enhanced project management processes, procedures and standards.



  • Coordinating project activities across the university to prevent overlapping and duplicated efforts.
  • Striving for comprehensive processes, such as risk and scope management.
  • Providing a support framework that promotes leadership support and stakeholder participation for projects.



  • Active use of business cases and project charters to clarify projected return on investment and stakeholder roles.
  • Making certain that opportunities are capitalized on in a responsive fashion.
  • Ensuring projects have appropriate time and specialized skill sets allocated to optimize efficiency and resource management from outset to completion.
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