RISI PMO Purpose :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

RISI Project Management Office Purpose

The Research Information Solutions and Innovation Project Management Office (RISI PMO) provides project management resources, methodology guidelines, project portfolio management, project entrance & prioritization, project analysis tools & techniques, annual planning & reporting, and structured PM training and mentoring.


  • Develop, implement and maintain standardized, fundamentally sound project management methodology for use on all IS projects.
  • Create, execute and maintain an ongoing educational program for project management and its methodologies.
  • Provide mentoring to develop project managers.
  • Maintain an active list of current and future projects and facilitate communication amongst key stakeholders in regard to these projects. (Also referred to as "Project Portfolio Management".)
  • Facilitate IS Project Portfolio Management by prioritizing key projects and providing a process for resource allocation and capacity management related to these projects.
  • Develop and maintain a consistent process for handling projects that come through any time of the year.
  • Benchmark, communicate, and implement project management best practices.
  • Assist in business case development for the justification of technology related projects.
  • Advise Management on the status, schedule, issues, risks and financial details of all key IS projects.
  • Create repeatable processes for similar projects.
  • Create a process for project assessments and recommendations for the life cycle and structure for project execution. (Approach and assessment based on size, dollars and complexity.)
  • Identify, determine ways to mitigate, and communication common project risks.
  • Select and maintain project management tools.

PMO Methodology

  • Concept and Approval Phase
  • Initiating Phase
  • Planning Phase
  • Executing and Controlling Phase
  • Closing Phase
  • Change Control


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000