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Ignition Guide to Creating a Project Management Community of Practice

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00339017

Analyst(s): PMO Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you set up a project management Community of Practice (CoP), strengthen collaboration and knowledge transfer among community members, and foster trust between community members.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Create a CoP

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Identify the Purpose and Structure of the CoP


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Build the Support Structure for the CoP


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Drive Ongoing CoP Attendance and Engagement


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Health of the CoP

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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