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Project and Change Management Group (PCMG)

The group provides a forum for the discussion, development and dissemination of information on best practice approaches to project management, change management and related activities within UK higher and further education institutions


About the Project and Change Management Group

The scope of the group includes:

  • Project, programme and portfolio management frameworks and methodologies
  • Business process improvement principles and methodologies
  • Strategic alignment, project selection and change governance 
  • Business cases and options appraisal
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Risk management
  • Resource management, capacity planning and cost estimation
  • Benefits management and realisation
  • Project to service transition and project sustainability
  • Process improvement tools and techniques including Lean, and Six Sigma
  • Business and requirements analysis 
  • Enabling tools and technologies

The UCISA Project and Change Management Group (PCMG) is a community of skilled and experienced Project and Change Management professionals working together to develop and promote best practice in all aspects of project and change management in higher and further education. We have a strong sector focus which is informed and maintained by our member's presence at the heart of project and change management activities in institutions of all sizes across the UK and beyond. We are supported by and fully integrated within the UCISA community. Our aim is to support better management and execution of projects and change initiatives so that greater benefits are realised by our member institutions across the HE and FE sectors.

Each year the group produces a plan for approval by the UCISA Executive and publication at the Annual General Meeting.

Call for new committee members

PCMG is a group of like-minded people who are interested in taking a proactive role in the development of their area of expertise/interest. By joining the committee you will be able to play your part in taking this agenda forward. You will also have the opportunity to network closely with others at different institutions and get the inside view on how they are tackling the problems we all face.

Full details of what is expected and how to apply are available

Email list

For discussions, questions and answers you can join the UCISA PCMG email list hosted by Jiscmail. Group mailing list policy We can also be found on twitter @UCISA-PCMG

The UCISA-PCMG mailing list is open to staff of Full and Affiliate UCISA member institutions. The mailing list is not currently open to Corporate Members. A full list of current UCISA members is published at: For more information on joining UCISA see


Committee meeting dates

  • April 2018, Leeds
  • September 2018, Edinburgh
  • January 2019, Birmingham

Joint events

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