On 29 July 2014.The University of Bedfordshire hosted the UCISA sub group Project and Change Management (PCMG) committee meeting http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/groups/pcmg.aspx. The group is comprised of HIgher Education IT project managers, programme managers, business analysts and other people who are involved with change management activities.
The group was interested to hear about how some of the process improvement projects here at Sheffield have then resulted in IT project work and also how we work with our Programme and Projects Unit to deliver problem definition workshops and process mapping activities to support larger projects.
For my part I was interested in learning from other universities about the projects they are working on; sharing of good practice and experiences good and bad is invaluable. One of the pieces of work which the group is working on is about how to brief and support project sponsors, this should be really beneficial.
The group also started planning for its first event, which will be next year, further details to follow. We hope to run it in June 2015 , and ensure that the agenda offers something for project managers and change agents alike.