Project management in libraries : on time, on budget, on target / Carly Wiggins Searcy.
- ISBN: 9780838917190
- Physical Description: viii, 123 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The basics -- Characteristics of a project manager -- Meeting management -- Find and use the right tool for the job -- Initiating -- Getting to know your stakeholders -- The planning team -- Planning your deliverable -- Planning for risk -- Schedule planning -- Planning who will do the work -- Costs and budget planning --Executing -- Monitoring and controlling -- Closing.
"A recent study showed that only 53 percent of projects come in on budget and only 49 percent on schedule. What does it take to be a finisher? If you're looking for Project Management Institute certification, you best memorize the 47 processes. Project management, thankfully, doesn't have to be so complicated. Mastering basic skills around initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing will deliver a big payoff in results. Author Carly Searcy, herself a certified Project Management Professional as well as a librarian, instead guides you in applying project management principles in a library-project context. You'll get quick tips on: Checklist for running effective meetings Treating people fairly while openly sharing information Keeping it simple by choosing the software program that fits your needs. How to write a project charter The agile concept of self-organizing teams. Identifying risks and planning for the downside Managing scope creep Checklist for the oft-overlooked step of closing the project"-- Provided by publisher.
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