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In Scope: Managing Projects at UW–Madison

Managing Projects in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Event Details

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
9-10 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.

Managing Projects in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Presented by Jim Thompson, internal consultant, Office of Strategic Consulting

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “change is the only constant in life.” That is certainly true in higher education, and especially at a large, cutting-edge research university like UW–Madison. And the pace of change can be quite rapid. So, how can you successfully manage a project in this rapidly changing environment (where targets may be moving or shifting)?

This session will provide an overview of different project management frameworks to help manage change, as well as some examples of how they can be applied to UW–Madison projects. It will focus on foundational change management and communication strategies that are integral to good project management.