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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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  • 1. one-person the project management team Amanda Etches-Johnson, IL2008
  • 2. project management? what do I know about
  • 3. not much
  • 4. one-person the project management team • one-person project management? • project management @ my library • the context: my project • challenges • tips
  • 5. {one person} the project team?
  • 6. oxymoron it’s an
  • 7. projects fail one person when they depend too much on
  • 8. project managers people develop the not the thing
  • 9. is it even project management no team ? if there’s
  • 10. project { management } @ my library
  • 11. lots of projects
  • 12. varying levels of PM training
  • 13. no enterpriseproject management framework (yet)
  • 14. project management on the fly
  • 15. me what does that mean for as a project manager?
  • 16. { context} the
  • 17. project my redesign the library website
  • 18. redesign the library website • adopt the new campus brand • implement a CMS • ...just make it better!
  • 19. the timeline • started in 2006 • really started in 2007 • really, truly started in 2008
  • 20. the timeline go live? fall 2008
  • 21. players the • advisory committee • sysadmin • co-op student • me
  • 22. { challenges} the
  • 23. project manager a person responsible for planning, executing, and closing a project
  • 24. project team ...works under a project manager and consists of various members with responsibility for certain aspects of the project.
  • 25. sometimes you are both
  • 26. being manager + team is hard plan, determine requirements, develop, wireframe, build, user testing, beta, launch, fix bugs, document, communicate throughout
  • 27. being manager + team is hard managing expectations
  • 28. being manager + team is hard where does the planning stop & the doing start?
  • 29. { tips to keep you sane}
  • 30. timeline yourself • beware over-planning! • timeline in 1-week chunks • deadlines are your friend
  • 31. best practices still apply • the project charter - title - synopsis - scope - dates - resources - stakeholders
  • 32. best practices still apply • version control - keeps you on track - especially important for tech projects
  • 33. best practices still apply • watch for scope creep - stick to the plan - more features = more time OR resources (or both)
  • 34. best practices still apply break the project into manageable chunks
  • 35. best practices still apply manage expectations
  • 36. best practices still apply document
  • 37. don’t apply some practices Gantt charts
  • 38. don’t apply some practices complex PM software
  • 39. advisory use that committee • advice! • decision-making
  • 40. working groups assemble • deal with a specific issue • short, firm timeline
  • 41. everyone project is your team ! don’t isolate yourself, don’t get lonely, the whole library can be your project team!
  • 42. {questions?} advice? experiences to share?
  • 43. {thanks!} this presentation is online at http://blogwithoutalibrary.net/talk/il2008/pm.pdf
  • 44. 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