Project Management (Symposium)


First offered in 2005, the two-day Project Management Symposium provides an opportunity to:

  • Work with and learn from campus project managers.
  • Practice using a project management framework that includes tools and templates.
  • Learn best practices in initiating, planning, scheduling, executing, controlling, managing, and closing a project.
  • Work in teams to apply course concepts using a simulated project management exercise.
  • Obtain insights, tips, and techniques for managing projects.

This course has been designed for campus project managers who are (or will soon be) responsible for small- to medium-sized projects.




The Project Management Symposium is presented in two days over a two-week time period. Below is the 2018 agenda.

Next Training Dates

December 5 and 12, 2018 (attendees should plan to attend both days)

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Monica Wilson,
Department Operations Officer
Phone: (608) 265-5123

2018 Project Management Symposium Agenda

Topics and activities:

  • Build understanding of the project management framework, the project pipeline, and key terms and concepts.
  • Practice interviewing and other techniques to gather project information.
  • Learn how to prepare for project kickoff meetings and how to create project charters and communication plans.
  • Practice identifying/assigning work tasks and estimating work.
  • Practice developing a project schedule with milestones.

Topics and activities:

  • Learn how to create and maintain a risk mitigation plan.
  • Explore techniques for monitoring project progress, milestones, and costs.
  • Learn techniques for change management and controlling scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Explore personal triggers and techniques for managing yourself.
  • Learn the value of closeout reports and documenting lessons learned/best practices.
  • Learn about portfolio management.
  • Develop a personal action plan and explore other project management resources.