(Please note: This deep dive session is scheduled for 3.25 hours and runs across both the 'F and 'G' time slots.)
Project management does not have to be intimidating. It is a long-recognized discipline that promotes a structured approach to planning and successfully completing projects. The tools and skills necessary to be a successful project manager, once mastered, are applicable to any situation. Using an evolving hypothetical project that actively engages the participants, this program will explain, instruct, and guide participants through the process of identifying a project, defining its scope, designing an implementation plan, and executing that plan. The growing demand to effectively deliver legal services, library services, and legal education has created a need for law librarians to become successful project managers. At the program's conclusion, participants will have a set of tools and skills that will enable them to successfully design and manage projects in any environment.
This program is a hands-on workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring a project or idea to use as a basis for discussion and group work.
Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to explain and apply the underlying principles of project management, and be prepared to define the scope of a project, as well as design and execute an implementation plan.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to articulate the characteristics of a successful project manager.
Takeaway 3: Participants will be prepared to assess at least three low-cost alternatives to expensive project management technology.
Who should attend: Individuals charged with completing a complex, short- or long-term project
Track(s): Library Management, Information Technology, Reference, Research and Client Services