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Julia MacMurray

Julia MacMurray, Project Management Process Owner, Network and Classroom Services

Managing Projects, Predicting Outcomes

“Project management helps us to 'get it right the first time' with repeatable processes that produce predictable outcomes. ”
Julia MacMurray, Project Management Process Owner
Network and Classroom Services

Julia MacMurray is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Project Management Process Owner for Network and Classroom Services (NCS). Julia's skills help efficiently manage projects. "Project management helps us to 'get it right the first time' with repeatable processes that produce predictable outcomes," Julia stated.

Before coming to UB, Julia was Regional Engineering Manager for an integrated communications systems company. Prior to that, she was Telecommunications Manager and later Deputy CIO for Erie County. During her time with the County, Julia connected with people at UB while working on various projects. Her current position in CIT allows her to share her experience and skills. Working at UB, Julia is given the flexibility she needs as the mother of two young children.

Currently, Julia is working on the CIT Incident Management Process Improvement Project, which involves collaborating with various CIT staff members. The new process and tool should enable better recording and reporting to help CIT resolve incidents more effectively.

Julia's skills enable her to contribute to project management processes and tools so NCS staff can "...ideally complete projects in a more predictable manner, on time and on budget." One such tool is the “Project Management Tool Kit," an Excel workbook to help NCS staff track and manage their projects. Julia enjoys being a respected resource for project management questions and likes helping others facilitate projects.

At home, Julia likes to cook, grow and can her own vegetables, brew beer and spend time with her husband and two children.