Author Archives: Marisa A Benson PMP

Docendo Discimus

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Docendo discimus [1] While we teach, we learn. Project managers in the PMO, along with other UTS staff, actively participate in the MentorEmory program at every opportunity. It is a time commitment to help someone else see his or her own gifts and thus, time well spent. Mentors teach, but they also learn. Either by […]

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Explore Emory: Relax and be More Productive?

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It’s a shame not to take advantage of at least some of what Emory has to offer, isn’t it? Last year, the PMO substituted one of its weekly staff meetings for a customized trip through the Carlos Museum. A month ago, we invited twenty of our closest friends (i.e. recent project team members and sponsors) to […]

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UTS Manager Development Program

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Emory’s HR Manager Development Program? Check. ITIL v3 Foundation Certification? Check. But have these courses and curricula made a real and lasting difference to our UTS managers? Well, that’s the real question, isn’t it!  To try and connect the dots by transforming theoretical knowledge into practical usage, UTS has begun its own Manager Development Program […]

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Working on Extra Credit: An Update

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Several of the Rich’s Extra Credit presentations from last year are underway, with a few already wrapping up. Here are a few notable examples: The Integration team completed their work on the Web Analytics effort in November.  It enabled integrated authentication with a Google Apps Domain ( to support Google Analytics usage for Emory websites […]

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