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Project Management

The SPPS Innovation Office provides strategic planning oversight and project management services districtwide to identify, prioritize and successfully execute the strategic plan and projects that are aligned to the district's mission and strategic goals.

Strategic Planning Oversight

The Innovation Office oversees the development and implementation of the district's strategic plan. This includes: 

  • Facilitating plan development, communications and stakeholder engagement.

  • Supporting initiative action teams and others in developing and completing work plans.
  • Coordinating outcome reporting and evaluation. 

Project Management Services

The Innovation Office establishes and implements project management best practices districtwide. This includes:

  • Supporting effective and efficient project results through the use of project management processes and tools.
  • Defining and maintaining project management standards among departments that do not have project managers on staff. 
  • Makes recommendations needed to formally manage projects and provides project templates and training assistance to departments.

support levels:

  • Full support: Innovation Office directly manages the project. 
  • Consultant support: Innovation Office works in partnership with departments or teams as they manage projects through the project life cycle. (i.e. artifact creation, lifecycle phase checkpoints, etc.)
  • Resource support: Innovation Office provides templates and tools to departments or teams that support the project management process. (i.e. self-help, templates, etc.)

Project Management Templates: 


The project life cycle provides a step by step framework for managing a project through the project origination, initiation, planning, delivering and closure phases. 

PM Lifecycle

Each project phase is associated with templates to help effectively manage your project. Choose the template(s) that will work best for your project.