CDLINFO News: project management

Territory folks

April 12, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’ve had a couple of reminders this week about the perceived differences between technical team members and the rest of us. I claim the dubious privilege of straddling the fence, … More

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Exit Stage Left

March 29, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’ve just been involved in planning the end of a project. You might even say that we killed it before it got off the ground. At the same time, I’m … More

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Taking the Creep out of Scope Creep

March 22, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

You’re faced with a choice: If you pick Door Number 1, you have to add 1 new feature to the service you are creating. If you pick Door Number 2, you have to add 2 new features … More

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A habit of resilience

March 15, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’ve been reading an article in the January/February issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR), “How to Bounce Back from Adversity.” If you have access to HBR online, here’s a link. The … More

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See (how) the project runs

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

When I first started working at CDL, I was not used to the academic organizational culture. I was coming from a very different environment, that of the Federal Reserve Bank … More

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Project citizenship

February 16, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

In the fall of 2008, as CDL was gearing up to become deeply involved in HathiTrust, I was part of the team managing our efforts. We anticipated a long-term initiative … More

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What a difference time makes!

February 8, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I mentioned in my first post that I’m heading up a Task Force on Project Management Skills here in the UC Library system, and we’re in the middle of our survey … More

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Learning from Detroit, or, Why projects fail

January 25, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

When I heard about the would-be Christmas bomber, I couldn’t help thinking, “Why haven’t the 9/11 Commission Report recommendations been implemented?” And since that day, indeed, we’ve come to find out … More

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Project Management Skills Survey

January 5, 2010  |  Category:  Newsletter,Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Improving the outcome of projects in and across the UC Libraries is increasingly important. SOPAG and the University Librarians are addressing this issue through the formation of a task force whose charge includes identifying staff that currently possess project management skills.

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