Christina Griffin


Christina Griffin is the Director of the Project and Portfolio Management Office in The Division of Information Technology at The George Washington University where she has managed their IT portfolio for the past 12 years. In addition to managing the IT portfolio her responsibilities include helping to implement university-wide IT governance as well as overseeing a team of project managers who manage projects on behalf of both the IT organization and the University. During her tenure at GW, Christina has overseen the implementation of TeamDynamix, a project and portfolio management tool, as well as the rollout and adoption of a project management methodology (PMLC). Christina has co-presented at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Educause Conference, with a presentation entitled "The PMLC: Your Guide to Managing Projects" the 2012 Annual Conference with a pre-conference seminar entitled "Using Games to Effect Organizational Change: Approachable Project Management", the 2013 Educause Enterprise Leadership Conference with a seminar entitled "Boxing the BOKs (PMBOK vs. BABOK): Adapting Industry Standards to Higher Ed" the 2013 PMI Global Congress with a presentation entitled "Swimming Up the Waterfall, Agile Processes in a Waterfall World." and the 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference with a presentation entitled "A Journey to Governance Through Stakeholder Engagement". Christina is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has her ITIL v3 foundation certification. Prior to her current position Christina was a consultant for BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) specializing in their higher education and not-for-profit sector. She is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA with a degree in Russian and East European Studies and Business/Economics and currently serves on Lafayette College's Board of Trustees as a Board Associate on their Building and Grounds Committee and their Alumni Council Board.

EDUCAUSE Presentations