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Project Management Office

"Doing the Right Projects Right"

Why Project Management?

The PMO recently presented on why formalized Project Management is important and how it has been implemented at Davenport University.  The slide deck of that presentation is available below.  If you would like more information about this presentation or the PMO, please contact the Director of Project Management.

                                               

Basecamp

The PMO provides tools, templates and other resources. Our primary project management tool is Basecamp. With Basecamp the project managers are able to track project activities, communicate effectively with project team members and maintain all project documentation in one spot.

Project Risk - The Game

The PMO is available to facilitate an hour-long introduction to Project Risk.  This is done using an interactive board game created to introduce players to project risk management and help them develop strategies in dealing with the risk.  It can be effectively used in a classroom setting as an enhancement to a class on project risk, or as a department session to better understand how project risk affects project outcomes.  Session size is 8 - 16 individuals.  Contact the Director of Project Management for details.

Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute is the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. It has more than 650,000 members in more than 185 countries.  PMI provides standards for project management and support for its members to help ensure project success. The Project Managers in the PMO are all members of  PMI and the local West Michigan Chapter.  For additional information about PMI membership, please visit the PMI website at www.pmi.org or one of the local chapter websites below.

November 11th, 2013: PMO slide presentation on PM and PPM Tools delivered at WMPMI's Monthly Meeting

September 10th, 2013: Video Presentation to WMPMI's PMO-CoP on PM and PPM Tools. Scott Radtke, Director of Project Management at Davenport University, discusses how Davenport’s PMO has implemented an integrated solution for Project Management and Project Portfolio Management using three, readily available, cloud-based tools. The corresponding slide presentation is available here.