Process and Change Management Collaborators

Welcome to the PCMC!

Project and Change Management Collaborators (PCMC) is a vibrant and responsive peer network at the University of Minnesota. We strive to advance knowledge and foster exceptional results in project and change management.

The PCMC creates opportunities for UMN professionals to:

  •     Share and learn with each other
  •     Highlight existing resources
  •     Encourage personal leadership
  •     Identify ways to overcome inherent challenges of project and change management at the University

PCMC supports University staff taking a project and change management approach to their work as well as those in formal project and change management roles. PCMC recognizes that anyone can benefit from project and change management principles and tools even those without "project management" or "change management" in their job title or description.

Upcoming Programs and Events


March 2014 : Process Improvement Panel

We frequently hear about the need to be innovative with our resources and to work smarter with the resources we have.  How do we do this?  In an era of Operational Excellence meet practical world of dwindling resources, how can we improve processes to help our work be more efficient and effective?  Come to ask questions and hear perspectives on the road to process improvement.Three highly skilled process improvement expert share their experiences, tools and tips on critical elements of the process.

  • Date: March 27th, 2014
  • Time: 1:30PM to 3:00PM
  • Location: Civil Engineering Room 212
  • Panel: Matthew Larson, Sarah Patterson, Teri Devich
RSVP For the Program

April 2014: PCMC Book Club

We noticed that a number of people were writing down the book mentioned during Angela Johnson's presentation on Transforming with Agile: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management : Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning.  This is our choice for the PCMC Book Club.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 101 Walter Library, 117 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis East Bank

The book is available online via the University Library.
The book is only ~$20 if you would like to purchase it.

  • Date: April 28, 2014
  • Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Location: 101 Walter Library

Bring your lunch and we’ll supply dessert!

RSVP For This Event

May 2014: Building Resilience in the Workplace

  • Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: 312 STSS (Science Teaching & Student Services) 222 Pleasant Street SE  Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Presenter: Rosie Barry

Program Description: Change is a constant in the world we work in these days. How can we use knowledge of how our brain functions to build resilience in our workplace? What does this mean for our project teams and for the users who are impacted? The focus of this session will be on understanding why change is challenging and how to build resilience in order to thrive in it.

RSVP For This Event

More Information

For more information, visit our Moodle site, view our 2009-2010 Annual Report (PDF), or contact us at

What members are saying

"A great source of new ideas"

"PCMC has 'de-mystified' much of the project/change management world"

"Extremely helpful in building my skills"

"A great way to connect with experienced project managers"

"At every meeting... I've made a contact that has benefited my work"

Events Calendar

Click the link below to subscribe to the "PCMC Programs and Events" Google calendar