The Project Services Office (PSO) provides consulting and support for managing projects. The two methods used in ICT are:
The facilitation and team-based processes promoted in the CORE PM method are applicable in both the CORE PM and Agile project management methods. The Project Services Office recommends, and occasionally arranges for local offerings of workshops designed to support project manager skill development: facilitation, conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership as examples.
Project management tools (charters, status reports, Microsoft Project, etc.) are specific to a project team's work in completing the agreed work on time, within budget and with acceptable quality and results. Some outlines and examples that may be useful to the U of S community are available.
The glossary of project management terms provides a foundation for common terminology between the different units of the University.
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ICT arranges with an experienced project manager and instructor to deliver the Applied Project Management (CORE PM) course twice annually, usually in late October and May. The course covers the essential skills for managing projects and is augmented by the instructor's and other participants' experiences. As well, ICT facilitates regular sessions where project managers can share ideas, concerns and solutions.
Since beginning to use the Applied Project Management method, both career project managers and people who intend to manage small projects along with carrying out other duties have completed the course. All members of project work groups and teams are encouraged to take the two-day Applied Project Management (CORE PM) course.
ICT provides a variety of resources for project managers on campus. These include: