Stakeholder analysis

January 23rd, 2015 by paul mayes

I’ve been using the same method of stakeholder analysis since I blogged about it in January 2011 (see http://betterprojects.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2011/01/10/stakeholder-analysis/ ) but in a recent practical session I used different 2014 material (and commnents) to support the participant’s learning. The material is at http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_07.htm

Templates

January 14th, 2015 by paul mayes

Although there are a lot of good template sources about (I have blogged 14 times about this since 2009), a couple of my USA readers have both mentioned that they have used the many templates that are available from the Virginia.gov site at http://vita.virginia.gov/oversight/projects/default.aspx?id=567

Project crisis management

January 8th, 2015 by paul mayes

I haven’t done much work on project crisis management since I blogged about it back in 2010. In bringing together my favourite material for a forthcoming presentation I was impressed by the recommendations at http://www.pmchampion.com/blog/pdu-ideas/crisis-management/ Very similar to my own thoughts.

JISC InfoNet

December 23rd, 2014 by paul mayes

My readers will know very well how much I respect the higher education project management material that has been available at the JISC InfoNet site. In January 2015, the work of InfoNet and other valuable JISC teams such as TechDis and Netskills will be rolled into the new JISC group customer services team. However, I am pleased to have been assured by the Head of the new team that the InfoNet material will continue to be available through the jisc.ac.uk website or in a publicly available archive

Student research project library guide

December 20th, 2014 by paul mayes

In the last two weeks I have been working on new material for student research projects. I have followed Norwalk Community College since going there in 2004 and their library guide for student research contains a lot of good ideas on project management. It can be found at http://norwalkcc.libguides.com/content_mobile.php?pid=359314&sid=2938408#box_2938408

Using projects in lessons

December 7th, 2014 by paul mayes

If you are interested in using projects within taught lessons (rather than project based learning) there is a thought provoking article on this at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/avoiding-flop-guide-project-inquiry-joshua-block

Grant project management

November 27th, 2014 by paul mayes

There is al Grants Management Handbook available on the Valenica College Resource Development Office web site. It contains lots of very useful information and suggestions about project management for grant holders. It can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/academic-affairs/resource-development/documents/GrantsManagementHandbook11_5_12.pdf

More on project charters

November 18th, 2014 by paul mayes

I had quite a few e-mails about the college project charter template I blogged about last month. One correspondent highly recommended the New York University template available at http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/hr/documents/Project_Charter_Template.doc

I would welcome any other examples of good practice in higher education at the usual e-mail address paulmayesprojects@rocketmail.com

Benefits realisation

November 5th, 2014 by paul mayes

I am currently updating my Slideshare presentation on project benefits realisation. Among the examples of good practice I have used in my work since the last version of the slideshow is an excellent set of material from the University of Tasmania. Highly recomended and available for viewing at http://www.utas.edu.au/project-management-methodology/useful-resources/expected-benefits

Project charter example at a college

October 25th, 2014 by paul mayes

Last week I was asked about how a college can develop a new project charter approach for ‘academic’ uses. I was pleased to see that an excellent example of a project charter template (being used for a project to establish learning communities)  is still available at https://www.zanestate.edu/files/ie/CurrentILCProjectCharter.pdf