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Establish a Project Management Pilot Program in OCC (1)

Description: Assess the need and benefit of creating project manager positions in OCC to help manage resources, prioritize projects and communicate with clients about project status.

Accomplishment: OCC’s project management pilot provided a framework to implement project management within OCC. For the pilot area, accomplishments included better management of incoming requests and projects, the improved use of information technology to support the office and the development of processes that advance efficiency and effectiveness.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Assess need for project management in OCC


Completed 1/3/2011

B. Post project management details


Completed 1/24/2011

C. Select project manager detailee


Completed 4/28/2011

D. Train project manager on OCC Systems



Completed 6/17/2011

E. Develop project manager performance measure to evaluate effectiveness of new position



Completed 7/1/2011

F. Prioritize duties and establish management goals for pilot program



Completed 6/24/2011

G. Complete assessment on program manager position effectiveness



Completed 11/14/2011

H. Make final decision on whether to hire project managers in OCC



Completed 11/14/2011


  • (1) The dates in italics under the milestone due dates are revised milestone due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the revised due dates.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


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