Date of Award

Spring 4-1-2009

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Wayne Pauli

Second Advisor

Josh Pauli

Third Advisor

David Bishop


The Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a standardized process where organizations are able to rank their IT projects within the organization. The PPM process also allows the agencies to make decision based on which projects are important while making sure they are aligned with the agency and state goals and strategic intentions. The state began by teaching this process to a couple agencies and then rolled it out to all the state agencies. It became obvious that the initial technologies used to implement this process were not meeting the needs of the agencies. The use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and file directories were utilized to document the PPM process. This process, however, was very error prone. An automated system that would provide a consistent, less error prone, more efficient and centralized system was identified as a need. An intranet application was chosen as a means to replace the current system. The first phase of the project included the creation of the administration of the system, the creation of project concepts, and project concept reporting. The area that the MSIS Project focused upon was the administration portion of the first phase. This project is dynamic and constantly changing. We have already completed the administration portion for over a month. Currently, we are working on the project concept creation portion of the project and will be nearing completion in the next month.