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the one-person project management team

  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

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