About Us

Central Project Office


The Central Project Office (CPO) serves the ECU community by acting as the IT project management office (PMO). The project office is committed to providing/maintaining a project methodology that project managers/leads follow, which inherently allows projects to be managed effectively and to be delivered on time, on scope and on budget.

Mission Statement

The mission of the project office is to provide and implement enterprise-proven project management principles and methodology that shall promote successful execution of projects; managing schedules, budget, and scope for our stakeholders, while fulfilling university strategic objectives.

Our Team

Hector Molina, Director - 252.328.9189
Eric Houston, Project Mgr., CSM® PMP® - 252.737.4428
Petra Rouse, Project Mgr., CSM® PMP® - 252.328.9292
Robin Viera, Project Mgr., CSM® PMP® -  252.737.4796

Vision Statement

  • Promote project management best practices, standards, quality, and methodologies
  • Deliver a channel of communication for project status, financial health and mitigation of issues, risk and dependencies across projects, departments and/or divisions
  • Customer Satisfaction - ensure delivery of a project that meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Ensure complex enterprise-level IT projects are planned, organized, documented, managed and completed in a timely manner while providing superior service to the university
  • Provide accurate and timely monitoring of university IT projects within the project portfolio system

Project Support and Training

The CPO facilitates project management skill development and process adherence to project management principles across the organization. The CPO also offers project management specific coaching/mentoring and/or training to aid in bolstering one's knowledge, experience and skill in project management.

Portfolio Management

Projects are all part of a bigger project portfolio that is regularly managed by the CPO. Portfolio Management includes the scoring of new project proposals, the scheduling of approved projects based on available resources and budget, as well as managing the change in the projects in terms of the effects on other projects in the portfolio and organization.

The CPO helps support this effort with the following:

Tools and Standards

The CPO implements standards and tools in order to minimize risk facing projects at ECU. Project managers/leads with projects in the portfolio are expected to follow these standards.

Project Tracking and Reporting

Working closely with project managers/leads, the CPO tracks and reports on the status and progress of projects in the portfolio using our Project Portfolio Management tool, TeamDynamix. Reports and dashboards are issued through TeamDynamix, as well as a bi-monthly newsletter; Central Project Office News.

Our Team

Our team brings seasoned experience in project management and business analysis with ALL members earning both: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) industry certifications. The project office works closely with faculty, staff, and senior leadership continuously seeking feedback, to bring appropriate learning and understanding to our team, helping us better serve the university.