Francine Alt-Greene, Hennepin County Library (Minn.)
Slides available at http://conferences.infotoday.com/documents/259/C303_Alt-Greene.pdf
Need to have:
- A plan
- A scope (what you will and won’t do, signed off by a sponsor)
- Project Manager
- Business analyst (could also be P.M.)
- Experts to advise
We all play a role. If you don’t understand your role, then ask.
What are the constraints? Time, money, people. What might change? What is the priority? Deadline?
Work to be completed: break into chunks, work breakdown structure.
Communication is 90% of project management.
Don’t sit by yourself. Talk to others.
Ask people when they will be done with their part.
- Project identification
- Charter (have everybody sign it)
- Project plan
- Change/decision log
All of the above should happen before work begins.
Think about projects that will have to be done in parallel tracks.
Set a reasonable deadline before advertising it.
Methodology: pick one and stick with it.
Software: she uses MS Project, spreadsheets