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The Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) is a standard project management methodology used for project planning and implementation at the university. PMLC offers a clearly defined process for how to take a project from idea stage through closing, while using project management principles that clarify expectations, streamline communications, and ensure thoroughness in planning and execution.

Benefits to utilizing PMLC during project management include:

  • Clearly defined roles, requirements, and responsibilities allow for greater ownership, buy-in, coordination and efficiency of process.
  • Clear communication with project sponsors, project owners, and project team.
  • Standardized methodology that allows for clear expectations and more stream-lined training and process.

PMLC Resources Templates and Tools

PMLC’s Project Management Office offers a wide variety of services to help your project succeed.

Please help us understand your expectations by selecting the activities in which you prefer your Project Manager to be involved. 

PMLC PhasesPMLC - FULL TemplatesStrategic Solutions Project TemplatesPMLC LITE Templates
PMLC FULL offers a wide range of templates for PM’s to choose from for large, complex projects. Strategic Solutions Project Templates provides the templates required for Strategic Solutions Projects. PMLC LITE offers a “minimum set” of templates needed to effectively run small projects.
Idea Phase
Proposal Phase n/a
Planning Phase
Analysis, Design & Development Phase
  • If applicable (use templates from PM Full)
  • If applicable (use templates from PM Full)
Testing & Readiness Phase
  • If applicable (use templates from PM Full)
  • If applicable (use templates from PM Full)
Cutover/Post Go Live Phase
  • If applicable (or captured w/in Project Plan)
  • If applicable (or captured w/in Project Plan)
Closing Phase
  • If applicable (use templates from PM Full)
Other Project Management Tools & Templates Essential Recurring Documents Essential Recurring Documents