Welcome to UW's Project & Portfolio Management Community of Practice
Established in May 2018, the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) community of practice (CoP) is an environment open to University of Waterloo employees and students interested in sharing experiences, ideas, best practices and lessons for managing portfolios and projects.
Building the Community
Within this site, you will find contact information, opportunities for networking, links to resources, upcoming events, blogs about related PPM topics, and information on how to become a member.
Vision & Values
Continuously improve, evolve, share, and accelerate learning of PPM practices at the University of Waterloo through regular engagement and thought partnerships.
The community encourages and values:
- Knowledge sharing
- Diversity and inclusiveness in roles and projects at UW
- PPM evolution and continuous improvement
- Building a common language
- Trusting relationships
- Group wisdom
- Career development
- Apr. 16, 2019In response to feedback collected from our members, the Project and Portfolio Management Community of Practice (PPM CoP) is excited to introduce the pilot of PPM CoP Chats.What is it?PPM CoP Chats will be 30-minute sessions where attendees can come together to share experiences, discuss challenges or lessons learned, exchange ideas and tools, and advance our understanding of PPM topics.Please come prepared to talk about your experience, feedback and/or questions about each topic.No experience required, all are welcome!We hope you will find the PPM CoP Chats a worthwhile event to expand your knowledge of the various tools and best practices available to support successful delivery of projects!
- Aug. 20, 2018
The Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Community of Practice (CoP) professional development series made the CUCCIO Fast Five, a weekly selection of the top five IT news stories in higher education IT, affecting Canadian universities.
- Aug. 14, 2018
A new website has been launched to support the Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Community of Practice (CoP) professional development series. Community members can visit the site to learn more about project and portfolio management; explore (and share their own) project and portfolio resources, tools, and templates; and discover how they can engage with other community members.
- Nov. 20, 2019
Community of Practice - What is Business Analysis and Why Do We Need It?
Presenters: Anne Paulson
Anne will discuss the value of business analysis, when it is most critical, and share her experience with how business analysis leads to better outcomes. She will also discuss challenges that can emerge and some simple techniques that anyone can use to apply business analysis.
- Dec. 5, 2019
Date: Thursday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Centre Library (DC), room 1568
Topic: Business Analysis in Projects
Register for this event: https://uwaterloo.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3614
- Dec. 18, 2019
Community of Practice - Small 'p' Project Management
Presenters: Nathan Lee
Nathan will discuss small ‘p’ project management and share his experience with how using PM tools and techniques for small projects leads to better outcomes. He will also discuss challenges that can emerge and encourage group discussion for how best to approach handling small ‘p’ projects.
- July 30, 2018
One of the advantages of coming together as a community is to learn from what others have experienced. Within Information Systems & Technology (IST), we recently completed an analysis of our 2017 project lessons learned. These lessons are a combination of opportunities for improvement and things that went well for projects.
- July 25, 2018
What is a portfolio?
Like Project Management, Program Management, and Business Analysis, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has a body of knowledge for Portfolio Management. PMI defines “a portfolio (or project portfolio) as a collection of projects or programs and other work that are grouped together to facilitate effective management of that work to meet strategic business objectives.