If you view managing projects as
bureaucratic and time consuming, then you'll be glad to know there's help
At City, projects vary in size and
complexity, and to cater for this the processes to manage them are
continually being developed.
The Project Office,
based in the Business Systems Department, is currently ensuring that
processes are fit for purpose, namely providing a structured approach
which adds value, yet is easy to use, appropriately tailored for each
individual project, and well supported.
information will be published in future newsletters. In the meantime, if
you want any guidance or support on managing projects effectively, the
please contact the Project
Norman Staines, scientist and
founder of Incus Associates, is holding an informal talk on presenting
research effectively on Tuesday 8 April 2008 from 18.15 - 19.30 in the
During this session you will discover how good
presentation skills can help you to get buy-in to your work.
You will learn how to structure a lecture with a
purpose in mind, capture your audience's attention from the start, choose
your content, how to use visual aids and even how to combat nerves and
This event is particularly suitable for
academics who are producing and publishing research and who need to
present their research to secure funding.
coffee will be available from 18.00 with optional drinks
For more information contact Marylis Marapao, ext
New CMS Training
The IT Training team have
restructured the CMS course from a full day training course, to be split
over two consecutive half days.
The first half will
take place in the afternoon, with the remainder the following morning.
Both parts will need to be attended consecutively and, where applicable,
access to the CMS system will only be given after both parts of the course
have been attended. The course content however will remain
The new CMS course will be piloted twice
this month to assess whether the new format is well received and delegates
will be asked to provide feedback. This new course will run on Thursday 10
April from 13.30 - 17.00, on Friday 11 April and Monday 21 April from 9.30
To book your place, complete the online