Information Systems employs a project management methodology developed by TenStep, Inc., a project management consulting service in the business of helping organizations promote and use project management in their institutions. TenStep “specializes in business methodology training and consulting.” 2016 marks the fifth year that Information Systems has partnered with TenStep.
Information Systems works with TenStep to provide training with this methodology to out staff, stakeholders and others in the University community. The training sessions are made available once a year and take place over the course of three days, providing attendees with the skills necessary for effective project management. The training takes attendees through the different phases of project management: initiation, planning, estimation, execution and implementation.
The course is taught by a project management professional (PMP) using a variety of tools including PowerPoint slides, exercises and training guides. Attendees are also taught the basic terminology and phases of project management, as well as learning through the use of case studies. We are now also planning the training sessions in Agile Project Management.
As stated above, the training is made available to people in the University community in departments that currently utilize or are planning to utilize project management to manage their important work. To date, over 120 employees have been trained in project management within Information Systems and other departments on campus.
The next full session of the TenStep training program is being planned for the fall of 2016. Check Information Systems website often to see when this or other technology training may be available.