Project and Program Management

The Michigan IT Project Management Community of Practice (PMCoP) serves multiple important purposes within the University of Michigan. Here are some of its key objectives:

Knowledge Sharing: The PMCoP provides a platform for project managers and related professionals across the university to share best practices, tools, techniques, and methodologies. This collective knowledge helps to improve project management practices across the institution.

Professional Development: The community offers opportunities for professional growth through workshops, seminars, and other learning opportunities. Members can stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in project management.

Networking: The PMCoP facilitates connections between project management professionals across different departments and units. This networking can enhance collaboration, provide support, and create a sense of community among members.

Standardization and Consistency: By promoting standardized project management practices, the PMCoP aims to bring more consistency and efficiency to projects across the University of Michigan. This can lead to better project outcomes and more predictable results.

Resource Sharing: The community acts as a repository for various project management resources, such as templates, guidelines, and case studies. This helps members to more effectively manage their projects by providing readily available tools and examples.

Problem Solving: Members can use the community to seek advice and solutions for specific challenges they face in their projects. Peer support and collective problem-solving can lead to more effective and innovative solutions.

Overall, the Michigan IT Project Management Community of Practice aims to enhance the effectiveness of project management at the University of Michigan, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.

How to join

  • You can "join" or "leave" the group at:  Project and Program Management MCommunity group
    • Look for the "Join group” or "Leave group" button. (If you are not logged in, then you will be prompted to do so; you can login even after you have left the university, if your uniqname is still active, such as for alumni or retirees.)
  • Slack Channel #cop-project-management on the Michigan IT Workspace
    • If you do not see the Michigan IT Workspace as an option in Slack, you will need to join the michigan-it-slack MCommunity group using your credentials. The group is synchronized with Slack at approximately 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET each day. 
    • Email [email protected] if you need assistance adding the channel






Please see below for recent and upcoming sessions hosted by the Project and Program Management Community of Practice:

  • Feb. 21, 2024: PM CoP Presentation: GenAI Tools - Demo and Prompts
  • March 13, 2024: PM CoP Coffee Hour: PM mentorship opportunities at U-M
  • April 10, 2024: PM CoP Presentation: Software Quality in the Agile Environment
  • May 8, 2024: Ethics in AI, with Special Guest, Merve Hickok
  • May (TBD):  PM CoP Coffee Hour:  Season wrap up and retrospective



See the CoP calendar for details.

Information Sharing

Join the CoP Project and Program Management MCommunity group to receive information on project management topics and upcoming meetings. 

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