CDLINFO News: project management

Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

June 28, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last Wednesday, I had lunch with Delphine Khanna, Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Information Technology & Digital Development (ITaDD) Department. Delphine filled me in on … More

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Envisioning Successful Outcomes

June 16, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

How often have you been handed an assignment and plunged into it, then realized that you have an incomplete idea of what the end product is supposed to be? Have you struggled to … More

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Risk Assessment Revisited

June 14, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

The experience of putting together the project management “shot-in-the-arm” I described a couple of posts back gave me a new perspective on risk assessment. I’ve been an advocate of a … More

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Looking anew at Service Level Agreements

June 7, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

“Service Level Agreements”–does the phrase bore you or bring you to tears? Make you run looking for a task designee? Courtesy of Pomona Public Library You are probably in good … More

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Project management and transformational change

June 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop to orient 3 new task force teams. In this context, a “task force team” is a 6-7 person team of … More

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Strategic travel

May 24, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Has your travel budget been getting you down? Or should I say, has the absence of a travel budget been getting you down? I’ve written here about what it takes … More

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Project ecology

May 17, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

It’s standard to describe software development and implementation projects as having “life cycles.” If you look at some of the cool new agile tools, you’ll see another paradigm: story-telling, in … More

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Train train train…

May 10, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’ve heard quite a few project managers say lately, “I don’t have any formal project management training,” as if to discount whatever observation they were about to make, because it … More

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Getting things down: the case for documentation

May 3, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Half way down the Agile Manifesto (a list of the principles fundamental to agile software development), it states “Working software over comprehensive documentation.”  I don’t know how many of us actually … More

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Start from the ground up

April 19, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Have you ever been asked “how long does the task list need to be?” If so, has this struck you as code for something else? When I’ve been asked this … More

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