Project Management for Success

Tuesday, 5/16/2017 - Tuesday, 6/6/2017
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
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A solid background in the fundamentals of project management will increase the success of any project. This course presents the basics of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) with practical experience to provide the individual with the tools to create a successful project plan. The course is structured as a lecture with hands on components throughout the class with an emphasis on the use of open source technology to manage the project.  Class includes a basic introduction to both Trello and Asana.
 
Program Outline:
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles.
  • Creating a Project Scope.
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Creating a budget.
  • Developing a time schedule.
  • Applying basic project management concepts to the decision making process.
  • Introduction to Trello and Asana project management applications.
This is a blended format web course:
 
The course will be delivered as 4 separate live webinar lectures, one per week on Tuesdays, May 16, 23, 30, and June 6 at 1:00 pm Central time. You do not have to attend the live lectures in order to participate. The webinars will be recorded and distributed through the web course platform, Moodle will be used for asynchronous participation. The web course space will also contain the exercises and discussions for the course.
 

Takeaways

By the end of this class, participants will be able to…
  • Develop an Inclusive Project Scope.
  • Create a work breakdown structure (WBS) that will assist in developing the solid project schedule.
  • Create a basic budget.
  • Develop a basic project plan that encompasses the need for specific information including data standardization.
  • Identify project management applications such as Trello and Asana.

Who Should Attend

Librarians and others who are interested in beginning project management.

Instructors

Gina Minks

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Gina Minks is the Principal of her own consulting firm, Gina Minks Consulting, LLC. Founded in 2014, Gina Minks Consulting provides training, consulting, and project management for all types of collection holding organizations including archives, museums, libraries and records centers. She has presented on a variety of issues including grant writing, preservation, metadata and non-profit management topics. Gina is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas where she teaches project management and digital curation and preservation classes.
 

Registration

Cost

  • LITA Member: $135
  • ALA Member: $195
  • Non-member: $260

Moodle and Webinar login info will be sent to registrants the week prior to the start date.

How to Register

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Contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org or submit print registration form [PDF]

Tech Requirements

The course will be delivered via the Moodle courseware system.  Participants will need an internet connection and computer with a current operating system and web browser. Further details will be provided prior to the course start.  The course will proceed weekly for 5 weeks with an optional two weeks if students need more time to complete assignments.

The live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Foxfire although other browsers should work well for attending.

Alternately the webinar recordings can be viewed after the live lecture using a standard web browser, internet connection, and audio out capability to speakers or head phones.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty at mbeatty@ala.org.