This paper explores one solution that offers an effective way forward—the independent Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO). This model is based on the core concept that organizations need to be served by IT, not the other way around—something that current frameworks ignore. Too often, the original mission served by an IT project is marginalized or deprioritized while managers focus on the technology itself—a common situation that puts the roles of government agencies, project managers and their IT vendors out of balance.