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Project Management:
 Policy, Passion & Practice

   Helene Blowers
   Digital Strategy Director
   Columbus Metropolitan L...
In my former life …
Do libraries do projects?




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What is a project?

       A project is a                                                                                 ...
The “required” stuff …




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Not required, but EXTREMELY valuable …




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Not required, but EXTREMELY valuable …




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Project managers
• Influence #1
• Look beyond
  managers
• Communication
  skills
• Leadership
  potential
               ...
Strategies = Projects …




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3 W’s & Y ?
Managing Constraints:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jek-a-go-go/2195531979/
Helene Blowers
       Digital Strategy Director
Columbus Metropolitan Library
  hblowers@columbuslibrary.org


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  • The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while adhering to classic project constraints—usually scope, quality, time and budget A project is a carefully defined set of activities that use resources (money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, motivation, etc.) to achieve the project goals and objectives.
  • Scope =What are doing?What are the objectives & deliverablesWhy are you doing it ?What’s not included ?
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    1. 1. Project Management: Policy, Passion & Practice Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library LibraryBytes.com
    2. 2. In my former life …
    3. 3. Do libraries do projects? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kh1234567890/10410811/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blah_oh_well/409574387/
    4. 4. What is a project? A project is a job that has . Starting & stopping points Objectives Defined scope of work http://www.flickr.com/photos/paopix/2413495787/ /cdell/548548453/ …/fabiolarebello/206950948/ …/mistersnappy/2282846520/ …/randycox/344673538/
    5. 5. The “required” stuff … http://www.flickr.com/photos/iheartlinen/2840173687/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_westby/8723397/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/randycox/344673538/
    6. 6. Not required, but EXTREMELY valuable … http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607
    7. 7. Not required, but EXTREMELY valuable … http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/2264617197/
    8. 8. Project managers • Influence #1 • Look beyond managers • Communication skills • Leadership potential http://www.flickr.com/photos/judepics/325078726/
    9. 9. Strategies = Projects … http://www.flickr.com/photos/phluke/48834835
    10. 10. 3 W’s & Y ?
    11. 11. Managing Constraints:
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jek-a-go-go/2195531979/
    13. 13. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library hblowers@columbuslibrary.org Slides @ www.LibraryBytes.com

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