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April 20, 2016

Spring into action – The Project Managers’ Network

The May Project Managers Network (PMN) is now open for bookings.

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

Project Managers Network May

What to expect from the May session

The next Project Managers’ Network meeting is 11 May 2016 at 11am – 12.30pm in room 1N1.4.1. Make sure you book your place now in HR Organiser.

This session will focus on:

1. Project news

Updates on any recent project news and events.

2. Project Sponsor role and responsibilities

An interactive session that will help to clarify the role and responsibilities of the Project Sponsor and how well this translates in to day to day project life.

3. Project clinics                        

This will be run as a World Café style session with multiple tables, each on a different theme. You will have the opportunity to learn more from the facilitator, and discuss your own issues and solutions in that area. The themes for this session are:

  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Project Finance and costings
  • Procurement

Future topics will include

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  • Findings of the Skills Analysis survey
  • How to gain project buy-in
  • Confirming resources for your project
  • How to assess and manage risks
  • Health and Safety within your project
  • and much, much more

How to book

You can book your place for the 11 May session now via the HR Organiser. The next session will be held on 14 September 2016.  Book your place via 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  September 2015 session, and the Projects SharePoint site has lots more information available to you.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

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