There are currently two communities of practice that bring together staff working in planning, projects and data related roles from across UCL.
Planning+ Communities of Practice
Data and Insight
Project and Programme Management
Staff who produce data, insight and analysis to improve evidence-based decision-making to help UCL fulfil its academic mission. A significant part of your core role is likely to involve analysing data and delivering data-driven insight to decision-makers.
Staff who manage projects and programmes that aim to invest UCL’s valuable resources to improve operations in support of our Academic Mission. As a project or programme manager at UCL, you may currently use an established approach or methodology. A significant part of your role is likely to involve initiating or coordinating change, improvement or other projects or programmes of work.
Leaders and their divisions
Rebecca Allen, Data and Insight Manager (Education), UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs)
Sarah Dowling, Project Manager, Division of Psychiatry
|Martin Howells, Data and Insight Manager, Planning Division|
Sarah Earl, PMO Manager, UCL East
|Peter Jones, Director, Data and Insight, Planning Division||Dean Stokes, Major Projects Portfolio Director, Planning Division|
The Project & Programme Management Community of Practice Launch
The Community of Practice held their launch event on 1 November giving colleagues the opportunity to discover what they do. Michael Schuitevoerder, Programme Director for the Institute of Neurology/Dementia Research Institute was their guest speaker.
Community led projects
|Data and information catalogue||To make UCL's data visible and accessible so that it can be used to contribute to decision making.||Data and Insight||Rachna Kayastha and Nico Ulloa Olguin|
|Principles for good data visualisation||To establish and embed best practice principles for data visualisation at UCL.||Data and Insight||Lydia Harwood and Bettina Baumann|
|Sector collaboration||To identify inspiring practices being used by other institutions and build relationships that foster collaboration.||Data and Insight||Community led project|
|UCL project log|
Understand the totality of planned change across UCL and our capacity to drive and support it.
To start with we will create a register that aims to capture all of the projects
Programme and Project Management
|Rachel Fishwick and Kate Higham|
|Communities of excellence|
Create a project management framework for UCL.
To start with we will identify the most appropriate tools and methods and
|Programme and Project Management||Dean Stokes|
|Mentoring for the community|
Establish a mentoring scheme for the Project & Programme Management Community.
To start with we will develop a scheme that supports members of the core
|Programme and Project Management||Helen Sawyer|
|Training and development|
Provide a coherent offering to underpin people’s career and personal development choices.
To start with we will provide access to training & development opportunities
|Programme and Project Management||Rachel Corcoran and Rosie French|
|Hackathon||Promote active, practical collaboration within the Project and Programme Management Community.||Programme and Project Management||Emma Brady|