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In Scope: Managing Projects at UW–Madison

Your Project is Off the Rails. Now What? Leading a Project that Needs a Reset

Event Details

Monday, November 21, 2022
10-11 a.m.
Online, connection information will be sent in advance

In Scope is a mini-curriculum and conversation workshop series designed for managers of small- to medium-sized projects at UW–Madison. Subject matter experts will address managing projects in the university environment, introduce project management methods and resources, and facilitate conversations around common problems and solutions. In Scopesessions will provide foundational skills so you can navigate projects more efficiently and effectively. All sessions will be online. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

Your Project is Off the Rails. Now What? Leading a Project that Needs a Reset
Presented by Jo Carter, project portfolio manager, UW System Administration

It happens. Despite your best intentions and even thoughtful planning, sometimes a project just doesn’t go as planned. There are a lot of factors that can derail a project, including changes in leadership, sponsorship or team makeup, as well as budget constraints or even environmental factors (hello, COVID). And, sometimes, a project simply stalls out or loses momentum and needs a shakeup to re-infuse life into it.

Whatever the reason, sometimes you need a reset to get a project back on track. But what is the best way to do that? This session will address why these issues happen, how to fix them, and why it’s important to do so.