The purpose of the Project Governance Office (PGO) is to provide project, program or portfolio management tools, training and support. Our services are to uplift UQ's capability in transforming ideas to robust business cases, through to program and project executions.

Our operating model is supported by a project focused high performing team whose strategic outlook and core capabilities stretch across project governance, assurance, people, processes and technology.

The Project Governance Office (Governance & Risk) is responsible for:

  • Developing procedures, forms, tools and templates.
  • Proactively assisting and guiding project sponsors, project owners, steering committees and project managers adopt procedures, tools, templates, including through provision of appropriate training.
  • Establishing and managing, in conjunction with category managers, pre-qualified panels for the procurement of project and program resources including project managers, business analysts, change managers and advisors.
  • Maintaining a database of all project proposals, projects and programs with necessary details to enable effective monitoring, and meaningful reporting and analysis.
  • Monitoring and reviewing (on a sample basis) project proposals, projects, programs and UQ-wide portfolio of projects and programs to assess the effectiveness of their governance and management controls, performance against approved plans, and progress towards benefits realisation. Results of such monitoring and reviews will be shared with relevant project stakeholders and executives.
  • Assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of procedures, tools and templates, addressing any identified deficiencies and providing assurance to the executives and Senate.