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Project Management Office

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Project Management Office provides a unified methodology standard for managing a project at The University of Alabama. Our office strives to attain the following goals on each project:

  • Customer Satisfaction – ensure delivery of a project that meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Process Excellence – improve project management processes to drive process excellence
  • Value Realization – capture and communicate benefits and any positive/negative change to the business resulting from the project
  • Compliance – security, communication and regulatory requirements must be built in as part of the deliverables of the project results.

For further information, please contact the Project Management Office.

The Project Management Guide will explain the process complete with template links and examples for any project lead to follow.

Project Management Office Staff

Director of Project Management:  Carolyn Russo

Project Coordinators:

Current Projects:

Disaster Recovery

Continuity of Operations refers to our ability to keep as much of the technology as close to full operational status as possible in the face of whatever events may occur.  Disaster Recovery (DR) refers to returning to full and normal operational status for those systems as soon as possible after a disaster event occurs.  For more information, click here.

UA Campus Core Network

The University of Alabama is reengineering it’s core network in order to better support the growing demands of the University of Alabama community.  For more information, click here.

Getting a Project Started

Customers can request a project from the Office of Information Technology by completing the Project Request Form below.

Security Alerts

Phishing Email: “IT DESK”

Some users may have received an email with the subject “IT DESK” yesterday evening. As always, be on the lookout for any email that may be attempting to steal your... Read More

Phishing Attack Titled “RE: PASSWORD MANAGER”

Early this afternoon, some faculty and staff received an email titled: “RE: PASSWORD MANAGER” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system with malicious code. Keep in mind... Read More

Badlock Bug

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Scheduled Outages

Disaster Recovery Exercise May 15 – 22

The University of Alabama has an off-campus, disaster-recovery data center in a secure facility in Atlanta. On May 15th, the Office of Information Technology will begin a disaster-recovery exercise and... Read More

myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

The Office of Information Technology will be installing the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Apr. 24, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will not be available during... Read More

Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

OIT will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, April 17th, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.