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a presentation on the one-person project management team. part of the "Project Management in Practice" pre-conference at Internet Librarian 2008.

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  • one-person the project management team Amanda Etches-Johnson, IL2008
  • project management? what do I know about
  • not much
  • one-person the project management team • one-person project management? • project management @ my library • the context: my project • challenges • tips
  • {one person} the project team?
  • oxymoron it’s an
  • projects fail one person when they depend too much on
  • project managers people develop the not the thing
  • is it even project management no team ? if there’s
  • project { management } @ my library
  • lots of projects
  • varying levels of PM training
  • no enterpriseproject management framework (yet)
  • project management on the fly
  • me what does that mean for as a project manager?
  • { context} the
  • project my redesign the library website
  • redesign the library website • adopt the new campus brand • implement a CMS • ...just make it better!
  • the timeline • started in 2006 • really started in 2007 • really, truly started in 2008
  • the timeline go live? fall 2008
  • players the • advisory committee • sysadmin • co-op student • me
  • { challenges} the
  • project manager a person responsible for planning, executing, and closing a project
  • project team ...works under a project manager and consists of various members with responsibility for certain aspects of the project.
  • sometimes you are both
  • being manager + team is hard plan, determine requirements, develop, wireframe, build, user testing, beta, launch, fix bugs, document, communicate throughout
  • being manager + team is hard managing expectations
  • being manager + team is hard where does the planning stop & the doing start?
  • { tips to keep you sane}
  • timeline yourself • beware over-planning! • timeline in 1-week chunks • deadlines are your friend
  • best practices still apply • the project charter - title - synopsis - scope - dates - resources - stakeholders
  • best practices still apply • version control - keeps you on track - especially important for tech projects
  • best practices still apply • watch for scope creep - stick to the plan - more features = more time OR resources (or both)
  • best practices still apply break the project into manageable chunks
  • best practices still apply manage expectations
  • best practices still apply document
  • don’t apply some practices Gantt charts
  • don’t apply some practices complex PM software
  • advisory use that committee • advice! • decision-making
  • working groups assemble • deal with a specific issue • short, firm timeline
  • everyone project is your team ! don’t isolate yourself, don’t get lonely, the whole library can be your project team!
  • {questions?} advice? experiences to share?
  • {thanks!} this presentation is online at http://blogwithoutalibrary.net/talk/il2008/pm.pdf
  • image credits • bicycles http://www.flickr.com/photos/prosto/1694841563/ • trophies http://www.flickr.com/photos/opticallyactive/212340456/ • framework http://www.flickr.com/photos/sifter/292158704/ • tightrope http://flickr.com/photos/schoppik/137915309/ • question mark http://www.flickr.com/photos/eleaf/2536358399/ • snowbirds http://www.flickr.com/photos/damclean/187056021/ • stacked snowbirds http://www.flickr.com/photos/fwp/49515622/ • gantt chart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GanttChartAnatomy.png