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February 26, 2016

The Project Managers’ Network

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The network is open to everyone involved in projects (big and small), and provides opportunity to meet and share experiences of managing projects here at the University.

What to expect from the March session

The next Project Managers’ Network meeting is 16 March at 2pm – 3.30pm, in room 1N1.4.1.

Make sure you book your place now. This session will focus on:

1. Project news

Updates on recent news and events related to projects.

2. Key changes to the Project Management Framework

An overview of the changes to the Project Management Framework with a focus on the key decision points, the approval of the project mandate, the project proposal, change requests and project closure.

3. Writing a strong strategic case

We’ll talk you through what should be included in the project mandate to make a strong strategic case for getting your project idea approved.

4. Project reporting – What should you report on?

The reporting structure and what makes a good project report will be discussed; you’ll have the opportunity to assess example reports; and you’ll provide feedback on potential changes to the reporting process.

5. Project Managers’ Network – What’s next?

During the September 2015 session you gave suggestions for future training and sessions you would like to receive.  This session will prioritise some of these to form future Project Managers’ Network sessions.

Future topics will include

  • procurement;
  • building resilience when faced with change;
  • health and safety within projects;
  • and much, much more

March: How to book

You can book your place for the 16 March session now via HR Organiser

May: The next session

The next session will be held 11 May 2016 at 11am – 12.30pm in room 1N1.4.1.  Book your place by logging into HR Organiser.

Further information

The Strategic Projects Office is here to support you. Please contact us if you have any questions, or suggestions for future networking sessions.

There are a number of resources available to support you in your role including the Project Status Check that was introduced in the September 2015 session, and the Projects SharePoint site has lots more information available to you.

We look forward to seeing you in March


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