PMO and Jira
Jonathan and Pam will provide a brief overview of PMO’s adoption usage of Jira and Big Picture as a project management platform, as well as plans for supporting the ongoing adoption of the tool and PM practices at UW. Topics will include project intake and portfolio reporting, and standard options available for managing projects with the toolset.
Jonathan (JW) has been with the PMO since 2013, and at Waterloo since 2003. He’s worked in a number of ancillary, academic and academic support departments during that time. As a PM he’s used some form of agile tools and approaches on all of the projects he’s worked on with the PMO and continues to develop people focused methods to managing projects especially in the use of PM tools and software.
Pam manages the Project Management Office (PMO) within IST and is also a graduate of the University. She enjoys collaborating with others on campus on PPM best practices and tools. She is a published author of a young adult fiction novel and enjoys spending time with her family, horses, and dogs.
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Working Remotely Efficiently and Securely
Andrew and Jason will provide an overview of recommended applications and practices to work remotely in an efficient and secure manner. Topics include Microsoft Office 365, especially OneDrive and MS Teams, as well as securing your home network and computer, secure meetings, and working with secure data.
Andrew McAlorum is the Director of Client Services in IST, which includes the Service Desks, Customer Relations and Support, and Project Management Office. He has held previous positions in higher ed IT at University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and York University.
Jason Testart is the Director of Information Security Services in IST, where he oversees WatIAM, the Security Operation Centre, and cyber security risk assessments. This is his 12th year in IST, 18th year (continuously) at UW, and 3rd month with a 5 year-old Golden Doodle as an office mate.