Knowledge Sharing

Project Management Training

The PMO offers project management training courses through the ITPD program.  These are based on the Project Management Institute's best practices as outlined in PMBOK, but also align with the PMO methodology that incorporate years of experience of managing projects at the University of Waterloo.  For current offering dates, course descriptions, or information on registration, please refer to the current ITPD catalogue. The course offerings include:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Creating a Project Charter
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Planning (coming soon)
  • Project Stakeholder and Change Management (coming soon)

If you are interested in requesting a special offering for any of the courses for your unit or department, the PMO would be happy to discuss this further.  The PMO has customized content based on audience for these special requests, or just delivered the courses as they exist for your unit or department.

Project & Portfolio Management Community of Practice (PPM CoP)

The PMO facilitates a community of practice to discuss project and portfolio management.  This networking and knowledge sharing opportunity is open to all staff, faculty and students on campus.  You must register with a uwaterloo userid and email address.

For further information, please consult the CoP web site.

Change Management

Projects introduce change.  Depending on the impact of the change, formal change management tools and techniques may need to be applied to ensure project success towards stakeholder acceptance, adoption and benefit realization.  The University offers a campus wide streamlined approach to supporting employees through change initiatives.  Please refer to the change management website for information on tools, techniques and courses.