Project management in an operational data center covers the disciplines required to manage all change related activities which are not covered by standard operating procedures (SOP), maintenance operating procedures (MOP) and/or general procedures and/or work instructions.

Any changes required to the completed building, physical infrastructure and ICT infrastructure should be well co-ordinated and controlled. As such, project management techniques should be applied so that these projects meet the technical and quality objectives within the time frame and budget agreed with the data center investor/owner/operator or customer.