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Program Management Office

Mission Statement

The Program Management Office (PMO) is charged with applying repeatable, consistent and proven project and portfolio management frameworks to ensure due diligence in project planning, selection and execution in order to help Montclair State University achieve its mission and strategic objectives. In other words, doing the right things (efforts and investments that promote the University’s objectives) in the right way (thorough planning and excellence in execution).

The focus is threefold:

  • Managing the portfolio such that the investments we make in time, effort and money are aligned and prioritized with organizational goals.
  • Effectively planning projects such that the outcomes, resource requirements technology changes, risks and budgetary requirements are clear and improve project success rates.
  • Delivering projects with the desired outcomes, within the planned budget and on time as planned.

For more information please visit the Program Management Office website.


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Sam Bakane
Associate Vice President Program Management Office
phone: 973-655-7773

Jonathan Candari
IT Project Director, Student & Campus Services
phone: 973-655-7770

M.Sharif Akkara Parambath
Director, IT Quality Management
phone: 973-655-3203