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Project Intake Cycle

PM-Led and PI-Led Project Requests

In order to maximize the use of available DU resources, ensure that a project is in alignment with Davenport's Strategic Goals, and identify budgetary spending, if necessary, all project requests will follow the Project Intake Cycle. 

This year's Project Intake Cycle is now closed. The Project Intake Cycle will open again in October 2022.

Classifications of Projects (Formerly "Tiers")

  • Program: A group of related projects assigned to a Project Manager.
  • PM-Led: A medium to a highly complex project requiring an assigned Project Manager.
  • PI-Led: A low to medium complex process improvement project requiring an assigned Process Improvement Representative.
  • Department-Led: A low complex, department-led project, that may consult with an assigned Process Improvement Representative. Please see below for more information regarding this classification.

More information, including examples, can be located on the Project Intake Cycle document or the Project Intake Cycle process map.

If at any point you would like to discuss your project proposal, please do not hesitate to contact the PMO at

To access the PM-Led and PI-Led Proposals for 2022-2023 FY, please visit this website (a login is required).

Department-Led Proposals

In order to ensure transparency across the University, all department-led projects are to be submitted in the Department-Led Project Intake Form. Once your submission is received and reviewed, the PMO will contact you to establish a schedule for updates to your project.

To access the department-led proposals submitted, please visit this Google Sheet.