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Project Management for the Information Community: Managing and
Communicating the Process
<https://www.niso.org/events/2019/02/niso-training-series-project-management-information-community-managing-and>

*Registration Now Open for This Series, Beginning Friday, February 22,
2019! *



*While I have an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
project management training was not part of the academic curriculum.  Yet
there are an increasing number of voices suggesting that perhaps this
should be required professional training. As a valuable skill for all
information industry professionals, project management skills would be
useful to help solve many challenges librarians face working in large
institutions on initiatives that cut across departmental and organizational
lines, especially in these times of rapid change. – Maureen Adamson*



For more on Maureen’s background, see *Communicating Effectively With
Project Management*
<https://www.niso.org/niso-io/2019/01/communicating-effectively-project-management-skills>
.



*Scope of This NISO Training Series: *



There are three major levels of Project Management training:

   - Basic understanding of project management goals, terminology, and
   techniques to communicate more effectively with project managers and be a
   better decision-maker and/or team participant.
   - Training to manage projects using project management principles and
   tools.
   - Training and certification as a professional project manager.



          The sheer variety of types of projects, organizational settings
and environmental factors means initial exposure is likely to lead some to
seek additional training and “lab work” with a professional, with further
training and explorations of how to best apply to the projects and
situations one encounters.  To effectively manage a project, training
usually requires experience to fully grasp the principles.  Well organized
and executed projects also lay the foundations for future successful
cooperative relationships and initiatives.



         This introduction provides the attendee with a basic understanding
and exposure to traditional project management techniques and new
developments.  The goal is to familiarize the user not only with basic
project management but to also lay a foundation for future training for
those who would like to do a deeper dive.  Later sessions will include
presentations by special guest speakers in education, technology, and
librarianship to further explore how they have implemented project
management principles in different settings, including for technology
projects and in academic libraries.



*Course Moderator/Instructor:*  *Maureen Adamson*
<https://www.niso.org/people/maureen-adamson>, Principal, Adamson &
Associates



Maureen Adamson is an information industry consultant offering business
planning grounded in market research and market insights, optimizing
knowledge of appropriate enabling technologies to deliver on business and
organizational goals. Projects often include qualitative and quantitative
market research and analysis of market needs, trends, and value
propositions. Assignments can also include product / service development.
Her approach to business planning and project management focuses on the
importance of understanding goals and context, clear objectives and
communications. This includes bringing marketing and technical knowledge
into the planning process to ensure strategic goals are pre-eminent in
development.



*Course Dates and Duration:*  Friday, February 22, 2019 – Friday, April 12,
2019, The course will consist of eight segments, one per week and each
lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. Sessions are scheduled as a lunch hour
learning opportunity on Friday afternoons, 11:30 – 1:00pm (Eastern).
Registrations include access to an archived recording, distributed within
24-48 hours of the program segment. As per standard NISO practice, a single
registration allows the gathering of an *unlimited* number of staff from
your organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the
event on the day of the live broadcast.



Costs for this training series are detailed on the NISO event page
<https://www.niso.org/events/2019/02/niso-training-series-project-management-information-community-managing-and>.
Early bird registration closes on February 8th. *Note that NISO training
series have a history of selling out quickly*!



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