The UCISA PCMG committee (Project and Change Management Group) try to meet up every quarter. On Tuesday, I was pleased to attend the latest meeting that was hosted by Cardiff University.
It was the first time we had been able to meet as a committee since our event in June (http://processimprovementunit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/ucisa-pcmg-project-and-change.html). We took some time to go through the feedback from the event, which was mostly positive and very constructive. It gave us plenty of food for thought and guidance for planning our event next year.
We were also able to confirm that the latest toolkit guide has been published http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/bestpractice/Copy_of_publications/pmo.aspx Early feedback suggests that the guide “Establishing a PMO in an HE Environment” is well received and is a useful resource for other institutions who are starting to set up a PMO. A lot of work goes into writing these guides, so it really helps knowing that they make a difference.
The meeting also gave us an opportunity to gauge ideas about how we can continue to work with other project and change mangers in HE. If you have any suggestions please let us know via the mailing list (information here http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/groups/pcmg.aspx) or on twitter @UCISA-PCMG