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Interim Director, PPMO,
George Mason University

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Posted By John Prette Jan 18, 2022 2:48 PM
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Fred - We had this discussion internally last week. Project managers are one role that we felt could really be handled remotely. In fact, I won't out the person, but I am aware of at least one in our community that is remote for their position. For my organization right now, we are flexible with our ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 14, 2022 1:57 PM
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Looking for that next position/promotion? The Office of the Provost at George Mason University is looking for a Director, Project Management and Operations. Benefits include working for a great, growing university just outside the nation's capital AND getting to work closely with both the academic leadership ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 12, 2022 3:15 PM
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Second Reply. I believe we have both the recording and materials from @Chris Bradney's presentation available in the PMCG Library on the Connect Site. You should be able to find the materials using this link: February 2021 Webinar: Rise of the Project Manager Liaison (Unmasked Link: https://connect ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 12, 2022 3:08 PM
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What happens when you don't have enough Project Managers in the PMO to lead every project? Join @Chris Bradney and the PMCG Leadership for February 2021 PMCG Webinar, "Rise of the Project Manager Liaison" - when and how to identify project management champions outside the PMO and create a common set ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 11, 2022 8:54 PM
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Chris gave a great presentation this topic in February 2021 that he mentioned. You can find the link here on our PMCG YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/m_cii4I1K2E Rise of the Project Manager Liaison Chris Harshman provides an update on the community group's template collection project. Chris Bradney, ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 7, 2022 10:34 AM
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Everyone - I apologize for the bad link yesterday. HERE is the working link to the January Webinar registration: https://bucknell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrd-iupj8sEtdH2fj5abzAApJEgodN3VGG Full details of the event are posted in EDUCAUSE Connect on the PMCG Event Page John Prette, PMP ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 6, 2022 3:50 PM
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Everyone - Thanks for the replies and interest. We had originally flagged a topic like this for later this spring with the PMCG; however, it looks like there is interest to meet a little sooner. With that in mind, the PMCG Steering Committee is meeting next week and we'll work to identify a time ...
Posted By John Prette Jan 5, 2022 10:20 AM
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Happy New Year! We recently created a Power BI Dashboard to show our projects, status, etc. With our projects that are active, we used to prioritize them with a priority number (A001 - A035) for our top active projects and then any other less important projects were designated as "A999" - the "A" means ...
Posted By John Prette Dec 14, 2021 7:33 AM
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Good morning, PMCG. As a reminder, Adam Petrea will be hosting a special PMCG Discussion on Resources at 10:00 ET/9:00 CT/ 7:00 AM PT (sorry for our West Coast folks) TODAY! We do intend to record the session and post to the PMCG YouTube channel and link it here on our PMCG site. Join the meeting with ...
Posted By John Prette Dec 9, 2021 12:41 PM
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Good morning PMCG Members - Our PPMO at Mason continues to grow both in size and scope and we are looking for Project Managers to join our team. Linked here is our latest job posting from which we are looking to hire up to 3 PMs and we'll have an additional PM position posted in early 2022 as well! ...
Posted By John Prette Dec 9, 2021 9:12 AM
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Everyone - In 2022, one of the things the PM group doing is partnering with other groups to share the work they are doing. In the spirit of that, Catherine Yang from EDUCAUSE has shared the following message, as they have developed an official style guide for inclusive language. Her message and a link ...
Posted By John Prette Dec 3, 2021 3:01 PM
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Thanks, Craig. I believe Adam Petrea is already working on it on behalf of the group. Great idea! John Prette, PMP (he, him, his) Interim Director / Sr. Portfolio and Project Manager Portfolio and Project Management Office Information Technology Services George Mason University 4400 University ...
Posted By John Prette Nov 16, 2021 8:28 AM
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Good morning, PMCG Members - This is a reminder that we have our November Webinar later today at 2:00 ET / 11:00 PT. Please remember that a quick registration is required to join the session: https://bucknell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkd--trDgoH9LExtqIYsqn-iHeaCPpWo60 We'll be following up on ...
Posted By John Prette Nov 1, 2021 3:05 PM
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Thank you for sharing this, Betsy. This is a great opportunity for our community members to get involved in EDUCUASE beyond project management. If you are interested, I encourage you to follow-up with a self-nomination. John PMCG Co-Chair John Prette, PMP (he, him, his) Interim Director / Sr. ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 27, 2021 10:00 AM
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Thank you, Adam. And if any of the group members happen to be in Philadelphia with us and could not make our session this morning (we were kind of in an out of the way location at the start of the conference), we encourage you to: Drop by our Poster Session either on-line at 1:15 ET or in person ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 19, 2021 4:14 PM
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We've traditionally gone with a model of "continuous intake with periodic review" approach. That means that we'll work on collection of our requests on an on-going basis; however, we have set cut-offs to be included for review cycle. In our current revision that is under development, we are looking ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 15, 2021 3:18 PM
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Evan - That is exactly what we are in the process of building/revising in our structure at George Mason right now. Our PPMO team is working side by side with our analysts to provide an upfront service to help direct requests and ensure they are fully flushed out prior to becoming projects. We are trying ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 15, 2021 11:26 AM
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We have seen the same issue and that is part of what we have under a bit of revision at the moment. What we have done is created an actual Service Request for a Project Intake in our Team Dynamix system. When a Customer asks for a new project or we are tasked with the documentation of the request, we ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 15, 2021 9:31 AM
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At George Mason University, we've shared this previously, and, in full disclosure, it is under revision at the moment, but we used what we called a Prioritization Criteria Worksheet to capture information about a request for both its impact (benefit) and effort (cost) so that we could map requests next ...
Posted By John Prette Oct 15, 2021 9:31 AM
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