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Hello!

 

I’m on the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee and we’re including Project Management on our program. We want to address those project management issues that the conference attendees would feel most relevant and beneficial to them. To that end, please let me know what aspects of Project Management you would like to see and in what format(s), such as sessions, round table talks, etc.

 

Thank you!

 

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth A. Thomas | Roosevelt University | Assistant Vice President - Project Management Office, ITS | 430 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:39 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit

 

Everyone,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments related to a lack of PM sessions at this year's Educause conference. I will be passing along those comments to the conference planning group and will strongly encourage all of you to consider what expertise you have to share when the call for proposals for the 2013 conference is opened.

 

Regards,

Sherri


 

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009



Comments

I was at the national conference this year and attended several sessions on PM.  I thought they did a good job and covered things important to us as we start up a brand new PMO from scratch.  Could there have been more?  Definitely.

 

I have not been to the Midwest regional conference, but  I would consider it if there were PM sessions.  Topics of interest to me would be how to adjust standard PM frameworks and processes to fit the operational model of a higher ed institution.  If there is anyone who has come from a traditional PMO setting and had to make adjustments to fit their higher ed environment, hearing about what those adjustments were and how easy/difficult that was would be helpful.

 

Related to that, another topic of interest would be which PM process are most important/applicable to the higher ed environment and which are of lesser benefit or extraneous.

 

I think a combination of presentation (from those who have been through the process) with a round table discussion for asking more specific questions and allowing others to contrast their experiences would be helpful.

 

Jeff Lovell

UM-St. Louis - IT Services

Business Technical Analyst-Expert

314-516-7322

ESH 422

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Thomas
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

I’m on the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee and we’re including Project Management on our program. We want to address those project management issues that the conference attendees would feel most relevant and beneficial to them. To that end, please let me know what aspects of Project Management you would like to see and in what format(s), such as sessions, round table talks, etc.

 

Thank you!

 

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth A. Thomas | Roosevelt University | Assistant Vice President - Project Management Office, ITS | 430 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:39 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit

 

Everyone,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments related to a lack of PM sessions at this year's Educause conference. I will be passing along those comments to the conference planning group and will strongly encourage all of you to consider what expertise you have to share when the call for proposals for the 2013 conference is opened.

 

Regards,

Sherri


 

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009

 

I’m brand new to the higher ed; but I’ve been in the corporate environment (different industries) for 10 years and have been involved in project management/PMO for all of those 10 years.  The recurring theme that I keep hearing is ‘PMO tailored to higher ed’.  I struggle with this because the PMO should fit the organization and industry.  Different organizations/industries have different business processes, operational models, core competencies, maturity levels, and key value drivers.  Why makes higher ed any different than that?  There may be different stakeholders, politics, and organizational models, but doesn’t every organization/industry?  The point is that it’s all different and the PMO should always fit the organization, regardless of the vertical.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Lovell, Jeffrey
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:06 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I was at the national conference this year and attended several sessions on PM.  I thought they did a good job and covered things important to us as we start up a brand new PMO from scratch.  Could there have been more?  Definitely.

 

I have not been to the Midwest regional conference, but  I would consider it if there were PM sessions.  Topics of interest to me would be how to adjust standard PM frameworks and processes to fit the operational model of a higher ed institution.  If there is anyone who has come from a traditional PMO setting and had to make adjustments to fit their higher ed environment, hearing about what those adjustments were and how easy/difficult that was would be helpful.

 

Related to that, another topic of interest would be which PM process are most important/applicable to the higher ed environment and which are of lesser benefit or extraneous.

 

I think a combination of presentation (from those who have been through the process) with a round table discussion for asking more specific questions and allowing others to contrast their experiences would be helpful.

 

Jeff Lovell

UM-St. Louis - IT Services

Business Technical Analyst-Expert

314-516-7322

ESH 422

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Thomas
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

I’m on the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee and we’re including Project Management on our program. We want to address those project management issues that the conference attendees would feel most relevant and beneficial to them. To that end, please let me know what aspects of Project Management you would like to see and in what format(s), such as sessions, round table talks, etc.

 

Thank you!

 

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth A. Thomas | Roosevelt University | Assistant Vice President - Project Management Office, ITS | 430 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:39 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit

 

Everyone,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments related to a lack of PM sessions at this year's Educause conference. I will be passing along those comments to the conference planning group and will strongly encourage all of you to consider what expertise you have to share when the call for proposals for the 2013 conference is opened.

 

Regards,

Sherri


 

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009

 

Agreed! The challenge is understanding all the aspects of higher education and then taking the PMO processes, templates, etc from the corporate world and creating the recommended and/or best practices for project management for higher education. We must keep in mind that there are project managers that have always been in higher education and those of us that were always in the corporate world and must now take the best of both worlds in project management and create best practices that can be used by all.

I also came from over 10 years of project management in the corporate world new to higher education over a year ago. Although I struggled with the culture shock in the beginning, I am taking the time to understand the business processes, operational models, core competencies and maturity levels. We are starting to get some basic templates and processes in place and are taking steps to create a PMO.

Here's to collaborating on this and working to create "Higher Education Project Management Best Practices".

Paula Brossard, PMP
UITS Project Manager
UW–Milwaukee CUN B147H

Office: (414)229-2831
Cell: (414)416-7807
brossard@uwm.edu


From: "Michael Abelaj" <mabelaj@BARNARD.EDU>
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 11:33:31 AM
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

I’m brand new to the higher ed; but I’ve been in the corporate environment (different industries) for 10 years and have been involved in project management/PMO for all of those 10 years.  The recurring theme that I keep hearing is ‘PMO tailored to higher ed’.  I struggle with this because the PMO should fit the organization and industry.  Different organizations/industries have different business processes, operational models, core competencies, maturity levels, and key value drivers.  Why makes higher ed any different than that?  There may be different stakeholders, politics, and organizational models, but doesn’t every organization/industry?  The point is that it’s all different and the PMO should always fit the organization, regardless of the vertical.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Lovell, Jeffrey
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:06 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I was at the national conference this year and attended several sessions on PM.  I thought they did a good job and covered things important to us as we start up a brand new PMO from scratch.  Could there have been more?  Definitely.

 

I have not been to the Midwest regional conference, but  I would consider it if there were PM sessions.  Topics of interest to me would be how to adjust standard PM frameworks and processes to fit the operational model of a higher ed institution.  If there is anyone who has come from a traditional PMO setting and had to make adjustments to fit their higher ed environment, hearing about what those adjustments were and how easy/difficult that was would be helpful.

 

Related to that, another topic of interest would be which PM process are most important/applicable to the higher ed environment and which are of lesser benefit or extraneous.

 

I think a combination of presentation (from those who have been through the process) with a round table discussion for asking more specific questions and allowing others to contrast their experiences would be helpful.

 

Jeff Lovell

UM-St. Louis - IT Services

Business Technical Analyst-Expert

314-516-7322

ESH 422

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Thomas
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

I’m on the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee and we’re including Project Management on our program. We want to address those project management issues that the conference attendees would feel most relevant and beneficial to them. To that end, please let me know what aspects of Project Management you would like to see and in what format(s), such as sessions, round table talks, etc.

 

Thank you!

 

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth A. Thomas | Roosevelt University | Assistant Vice President - Project Management Office, ITS | 430 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:39 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit

 

Everyone,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments related to a lack of PM sessions at this year's Educause conference. I will be passing along those comments to the conference planning group and will strongly encourage all of you to consider what expertise you have to share when the call for proposals for the 2013 conference is opened.

 

Regards,

Sherri


 

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services
Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
shy2@lehigh.edu * 610-758-4009

 

Message from colleen.nagy@case.edu

Hello!

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

Colleen




As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

I would love to see more project management sessions and perhaps even a PM track (Theme).

 

We just finish our Oracle E-business suite upgrade to R12 and have what I think may be some good lessons we learned and relearned. I will be submitting a proposal on this topic.

 

Also last year someone suggested to present a topic on the different tools universities use. I offered to help with Project Server aspect. I assumed that topic was not approved, but would like to see something in the future.

 

Thanks,

Dan

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

Randall and PM-CG:

 

I like the idea of the PM-CG as a free pre-conference session the afternoon before the start of the conference. Some people may not be able to attend due to the additional hotel night expense.

 

It would give us a larger chunk of time together with the freedom to use the time in a more structured way. For example, actually scheduling 2-3 topics/speakers for substantive exchange rather than free-ranging brainstorming. Thanks, ML

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

The pre-conference suggestion is a great idea for getting our group together with more time for sharing and getting to know one another.  I also like the idea because it is early in the conference so it enables us to continue networking throughout the conference.

 

 

Sherry Morrill, PMP, CSM

Director, Project Management Office

Office of Information Technologies

University of Notre Dame

213 ITC

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-1326

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

All,

 

I like the idea of a free pre-conference session.  In addition to the topic of “right sizing” project management that was mentioned earlier in this thread, I would also be interested in addressing a topic on how some Agile techniques can be used in higher education project management.

 

David

 

 

David Norman Director of Administrative Computing, Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452, W: 781.891.3498  M:  781-697-6239

Email: dnorman@bentley.edu

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary Pretz-Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:43 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Randall and PM-CG:

 

I like the idea of the PM-CG as a free pre-conference session the afternoon before the start of the conference. Some people may not be able to attend due to the additional hotel night expense.

 

It would give us a larger chunk of time together with the freedom to use the time in a more structured way. For example, actually scheduling 2-3 topics/speakers for substantive exchange rather than free-ranging brainstorming. Thanks, ML

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

If you are open to another contributor, I would be interested in working with you both in this session.  I’ve been with the University of Manitoba for about 18 months, prior to which I’ve worked in both private and public organizations.  Twelve of those years were spent in the healthcare system delivering projects.  I also teach project management at the local college and the other university in the city.   Adapting project management approaches is a key principle in the Prince2 methodology which I’ve used in the past and is the methodology that I’m just starting to introduce here at the university.  We have a new PMO and CI office that I’m just starting up here.

 

Regards,

 

 

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”  - ‘THE PRINCE’, Nicolo Machiavelli, 1513

 

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From: Milkovich, Anne [mailto:anne.milkovich@MONTANA.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

I think the more minds, the better equipped we are with making (right) impactful decisions.

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Les Howard
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:43 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

If you are open to another contributor, I would be interested in working with you both in this session.  I’ve been with the University of Manitoba for about 18 months, prior to which I’ve worked in both private and public organizations.  Twelve of those years were spent in the healthcare system delivering projects.  I also teach project management at the local college and the other university in the city.   Adapting project management approaches is a key principle in the Prince2 methodology which I’ve used in the past and is the methodology that I’m just starting to introduce here at the university.  We have a new PMO and CI office that I’m just starting up here.

 

Regards,

 

 

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”  - ‘THE PRINCE’, Nicolo Machiavelli, 1513

 

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From: Milkovich, Anne [mailto:anne.milkovich@MONTANA.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

Clarkson University would be interested in collaborating on the topic of right sizing project management methodology as well.  Our PMO is relatively new and currently working to establish our organization and methodology.  I am also interested in a Hybrid Agile methodology for use in higher education.  

  

-----

Shannon Robinson, LEED AP

Director, Project Management Office
Clarkson University
srobinso@clarkson.edu -- (w) 315-268-6762 (c) 315-276-8841

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Norman, David
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:00 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

 

I like the idea of a free pre-conference session.  In addition to the topic of “right sizing” project management that was mentioned earlier in this thread, I would also be interested in addressing a topic on how some Agile techniques can be used in higher education project management.

 

David

 

 

David Norman Director of Administrative Computing, Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452, W: 781.891.3498  M:  781-697-6239

Email: dnorman@bentley.edu

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary Pretz-Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:43 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Randall and PM-CG:

 

I like the idea of the PM-CG as a free pre-conference session the afternoon before the start of the conference. Some people may not be able to attend due to the additional hotel night expense.

 

It would give us a larger chunk of time together with the freedom to use the time in a more structured way. For example, actually scheduling 2-3 topics/speakers for substantive exchange rather than free-ranging brainstorming. Thanks, ML

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

Does anyone use PRINCE or PRINCE2 methodology in higher education? All my projects are infrastructure related and I'm curious to see if this methodology might work.

Thanks for any insight.
Paula

Paula Brossard, PMP
UITS Project Manager
UW–Milwaukee CUN B147H

Office: (414)229-2831
Cell: (414)416-7807
brossard@uwm.edu


From: "Shannon Robinson - srobinso" <srobinso@CLARKSON.EDU>
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:36:50 AM
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

Clarkson University would be interested in collaborating on the topic of right sizing project management methodology as well.  Our PMO is relatively new and currently working to establish our organization and methodology.  I am also interested in a Hybrid Agile methodology for use in higher education.  

  

-----

Shannon Robinson, LEED AP

Director, Project Management Office
Clarkson University
srobinso@clarkson.edu -- (w) 315-268-6762 (c) 315-276-8841

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Norman, David
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:00 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

 

I like the idea of a free pre-conference session.  In addition to the topic of “right sizing” project management that was mentioned earlier in this thread, I would also be interested in addressing a topic on how some Agile techniques can be used in higher education project management.

 

David

 

 

David Norman Director of Administrative Computing, Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452, W: 781.891.3498  M:  781-697-6239

Email: dnorman@bentley.edu

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary Pretz-Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:43 PM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Randall and PM-CG:

 

I like the idea of the PM-CG as a free pre-conference session the afternoon before the start of the conference. Some people may not be able to attend due to the additional hotel night expense.

 

It would give us a larger chunk of time together with the freedom to use the time in a more structured way. For example, actually scheduling 2-3 topics/speakers for substantive exchange rather than free-ranging brainstorming. Thanks, ML

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Randall Alberts
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:58 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

--

-------------------------------------------------­­------------------------------

Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

I think having our CG during pre-conference is a great idea. I was not able to get in during the national conference in Denver.

Paula Brossard, PMP
UITS Project Manager
UW–Milwaukee CUN B147H

Office: (414)229-2831
Cell: (414)416-7807
brossard@uwm.edu


From: "Randall Alberts" <ralberts@RINGLING.EDU>
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:57:56 AM
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

All,

                This is a great discussion and thank you for starting it. I have sent a note to EDUCAUSE to let them know about this discussion that is happening and hope to be able to get more sessions and more space for the PM CG group at next year’s national conference. I would also encourage each you to consider putting in a proposal for your regional conference, if you can, and also submitting a proposal for the national conference. It would be good to have a good number of PM sessions that we could highlight during the conference. If you need help, reach out to this list. Last year I put out a call to the list serve and had more than enough interest and volunteers to have a great session.

                There is also talk that the national conference next year may offer digital badges for some sessions or tracks. I have talked with several people about being able to offer a PM badge if you attend some PM sessions and then have a follow up after the conference. That is still on-going, but stay tuned. That would be great to have an EDUCAUSE PM digital badge that you could proudly show on your profile.

                Last comment, at the conference last month the PM CG meeting was over capacity. For people that could not get in or had to stand, sorry. In talking with EDUCAUSE, one of their suggestions would be to have the CG session during the same time that the preconference seminars are happening without the cost of a pre-conference seminar. This would give the CG more time and we could highlight the sessions for the conference that focus on project management. Let me know if you would be interested in such a session or your thoughts on a good time to meet as a CG.

                I do think that project management is a big topic at the conference and it gives schools a great chance to mentor other schools. If you have a topic that you would like to see, let me know. If you don’t feel you can present, we will put the call out to others that can.

 

Thanks,

 

Randall Alberts

EDUCAUSE PM CG Leader

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:38 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Starting to get down to the nitty gritty in some of these discussions ………

 

Al

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Biagini, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:20 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Not entirely unrelated to this thread, but to those of you who are in the process of starting your PMO’s (which we are also doing here at UNF) do you all have solid buy-in from your respective executives on the absolute requirement to priority setting across your organization?

 

If so, how were you able to convince those executives that absent any priority setting, the success of a PMO, and project management in general may be limited.

 

Michael Biagini, PMP

Director, Project Management Office

University of North Florida

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Abelaj
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:16 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

I’d also like to contribute.  I am currently starting a PMO at Barnard and the model that I’ve proposed is a mix of consult service & full-service for IT projects.

 

 

Michael G. Abelaj

Director, Project Management Office

Barnard College, Columbia University

3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-851-9694
mabelaj@barnard.edu
www.barnard.edu/bcit

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Milkovich, Anne
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:11 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Montana State University would be interested in collaborating on that. I have years of project management experience in private sector, have made the cultural adjustment to higher education over the last six years. We are implementing a PMO that is focused on portfolio and program management with a very light version of project management, because of the need to right-size for the organizational maturity level (we’re at “preemie” stage). Would love to assist with this topic.

 

Anne

 

Anne Milkovich, MBA, PMP, SPHR

IT Business Officer and Director of Planning and Programs

MSU IT Center, Planning and Program Management Office

51a Renne Library Montana State University

P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.5715 ofc 406.994.4600 fax

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Arin Komins
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:31 AM
To: PROJECT@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

As we continue to talk about this: we here at the University of Chicago were thinking of putting together (and proposing) a session for next year’s Annual Conference for Right Sizing Project Management Methodology.

 

Would anyone be interested in putting this together with us?

 

Thanks!

 

Arin

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Arin Komins

Solutions Architecture Consultant

University of Chicago/IT Services/IT Project Delivery

1155 E. 60th St. #409, Chicago, IL 60637

tel: (773)834-4087

fax: (773)702-0559

akomins@uchicago.edu

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From: The EDUCAUSE Project Management Constituent Group [mailto:PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Nagy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 11:25 AM
To: PROJECT@listserv.educause.edu
Subject: Re: [PROJECT] Regional Conference Project Management Session

 

Hello!

 

It would be interesting to know what the maturity level is across colleges and universities.  If the maturity level is level 1, what can we do as a constituent group to help colleges and universities get to  maturity level 2.  Where are the gaps?  Is everyone experiencing the same gaps?  How do we fill those gaps?  

 

I would also be interested in a round table discussion on priority setting, demand and capacity, and portfolio management.  While we have governance in place and it is working at a high level, we still have staff who are stretched too thin and working on too many projects.  This is particularly true now that ITS has a new strategic plan.  

 

Colleen

 

 

 

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