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Project one stop shop

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The one stop shop (.pdf, Essex users only) is a guide for Project Managers. It outlines the work required at the different stages of a project, together with toolkits, templates and guides for each piece of work.

Undertaking projects is vital to facilitating change and continuous improvement within our University and to achieve our strategic plan.

Projects can be big or small, at team level or across the whole University, and involve staff at all levels. We have created a range of supporting materials and templates so, no matter what type of project you are working on, you can find information and guidance to help you every step of the way.

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Project first steps

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The project first steps guide (.pdf, Essex users only) explains how to turn an idea for a project into a completed Project Mandate that’s ready to seek approval, including who to talk to and what to ask.

PMF Framework guide

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The Project Management Framework (PMF) guide (.pdf, Essex users only) walks you through the entire project approval process, from how to fill in a mandate, right through to closing your project.

PM Network

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The Project Managers' Network regularly meet to share experience and best practice. The network is made up of staff who are interested in or responsible for change and project management.


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We run a regular training programme covering topics such as Project Management, Lean, Benefits Management, Change Management and Process Mapping. All courses are advertised through HR organiser.