Federal Business Applications Webinar - June 21st - Power Platform Center of Excellence
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The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of a Power Platform Center of Excellence in the Federal Government Sphere

June 21st @ 1pm ET


Established in 2020, Transport Canada’s Power Apps Centre of Excellence (PACE) team has been involved in Governance, Professional Development, and Citizen Development.   This presentation covers how the CoE came to be, the successes, the struggles, and the lessons learned.   Discover the merits, the myths, and the majesty that comprise PACE’s history and how they could inform your own Power Platform strategy.


For more about Transport Canada's innovate use of Power Apps and the creation of PACE, check out this short video.


Please register here: https://aka.ms/FedBizAppsWebinar


About Douglas Hubbard

With over 30 years of IT experience in both private and public sector, Douglas joined Transport Canada (TC) in 2014. He has been involved in several major transformation projects as a Manager at TC, with a focus on modernizing of technology in support of inspections and regulatory enforcement, breaking IT silos, and beginning with the Navigable Waters Act Renewal Project (NWAR) in 2017, pioneering Agile development and leveraging Power Platform at the department.    As a direct result of NWAR’s success – including winning the 2020 departmental National Creativity and Transformation Award, Douglas was offered the opportunity to found the Power Apps Centre of Excellence (PACE).   Since being formed in summer 2020, PACE has become a leader in the Government of Canada when it comes to Power Apps.  The PACE team has built numerous critical systems in response to COVID-19 and other department priorities, supported other Professional Developers across government to succeed utilizing the platform, and sponsored the initial blossoming of Citizen Development at TC.   PACE was recognized for these efforts in 2021 by receiving the Government of Canada’s “Excellence in Innovation” Digital Government Community Award.


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About the Power Platform Center of Excellence

Establishing a Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) means investing in and nurturing organic growth while maintaining governance and control. For many, the CoE is the first step in fostering greater creativity and innovation across the organization by empowering business units to digitize and automate their business processes, while maintaining the necessary level of central oversight and governance.

Source: Establishing a Center of Excellence - Microsoft Power Platform - Power Platform | Microsoft Learn


A Center of Excellence (CoE) in an organization drives innovation and improvement and brings together like-minded people with similar business goals to share knowledge and success, while at the same time providing standards, consistency, and governance to the organization.


The Microsoft Power Platform CoE Starter Kit is a collection of components and tools that are designed to help you get started with developing a strategy for adopting and supporting Microsoft Power Platform, with a focus on Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents.


Source: Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Kit - Power Platform | Microsoft Learn


Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources that may help your organization's Power Platform Adoption Journey:




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