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Project Management for the Information Community: Managing and Communicating the Process
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.
Scope of This NISO Training Series:
There are three major levels of Project Management training:
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, 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. Early bird registration closes on February 8th. Note that NISO training series have a history of selling out quickly!
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