Students Staff

The Project Coordination Group (PCG)

PCG is a sub-group of the University's Steering Group (USG) and is chaired by the Registrar and Secretary Bryn Morris, with membership comprising senior managers from Professional Services and academic departments.

PCG's role includes overseeing the prioritisation, development and implementation of the Strategic Projects Portfolio (SPP) of projects, in order to support delivery of our Strategic Plan. The Group meets seven times a year.

The Project Coordination Group (PCG) has three sub groups:

  1. Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) - Estates
  2. Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) - Systems
  3. Digital Project Alignment Group (DPAG)

Committee structure

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Our Committee Structure (.pdf, Essex users only) for projects will help you to make sense of the relationships between the various project related committees and the reporting structure they all follow.

Project approval process

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Our project approval process (.pdf, Essex users only) is really simple and easy to follow, with three decision gates, four project stages and five key project documents, it’s as easy as 3, 4, 5!

Project process flow

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Don't be confused about who approves what and when on your project. The project process flow (.pdf, Essex users only) is clearly defined here, and takes you right from an initial project idea to closing a project.

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.