Knowledge Sharing

Project Management Training

The Project Management Office (PMO) offers project management training workshops through the IT Professional Development (ITPD) program. Courses 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, workshop descriptions, or information on registration, please refer to the current ITPD catalogue. The offerings include:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Creating a Project Charter
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Planning

Customized workshops are also available, upon request. We have provided custom workshops to students (graduate and undergraduates) and project teams.

Customized content and course requests

The PMO has customized content based on audience or can deliver the courses as they exist for your unit or department. For course requests or customized offerings, please submit a request to the PMO.

ITPD by the numbers

Fantastic course, and I look forward to more deeper dives into project management (e.g. WBS). - Anonymous course participant

The exercises and group work were great. Helped to learn the material and where projects can go awry. - Anonymous course participant

This course really piqued my interest into PM and I see opportunities to use PM in my work. - Anonymous course participant

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 University username and email address. For further information, please consult the CoP website.

CoP by the numbers

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.