Technology Program Office


The mission of the Technology Program Office (TPO) is to plan, foster, and coordinate strategic information technology (IT) projects that serve the needs of the campus community. In collaboration with stakeholders, the TPO provides expert, certified project managers to bring together people, processes, and resources to enable successful project outcomes.


To be recognized as the premier organization that consistently keeps the university strong and agile by empowering a team of experienced leaders who are also experts in tailoring project, portfolio and program management frameworks and methodologies to drive change and deliver the best value for the university.


  • Respectwe treat others kindly and build a safe environment for healthy risk taking 

  • Diversity and inclusion - we value everyone’s experience, perspective, and contribution

  • Collaboration - we use teamwork to leverage our shared expertise to develop solutions together 

  • Accountability - we do what we say and we say what we do while in harmony with our wellbeing 

  • Continuous improvement - we analyze our processes and iterate to make them better


We serve as a central project management resource for the effective management of IT projects on the UC Berkeley campus. Services include:

Project Management (PM) 

The TPO offers experts to manage projects from initiation to completion. PM responsibilities include:

  • Managing IT projects using accepted best practices.
  • Maximizing the benefits of project investments and minimizing project risks.
  • Determining and adapting accepted PM methodologies suitable to the project.
  • Championing and fostering PM practices campus-wide via the UC Berkeley Project Management Community of Practice.
  • Communicating the value and benefits of project management.
  • Reviewing and selecting tools for project and project portfolio management.
  • Managing project portfolios.
  • Managing and communicating the status of the projects in the IST Service Portfolio.


TPO staff can answer general project management questions or help you plan your project.


We provide practical project management training for those who lead projects but are not project managers. Contact for more information.

Tools & Templates 

We have developed tools that have proven most effective on technical projects.