Introduction to Project Management
Instructor: Robin Hastings
Dates: October 5-30, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Project Management is a fast-growing discipline and set of techniques useful in all professional fields. Join Robin Hastings in this 4-week course on Project Management as she takes you through the basics of how to manage projects efficiently and effectively. You will define what exactly a project is, what the 5 phases of Project Management are and how to use them in a real library project. You will be given case studies of projects and will be asked to fill out templates for the each of the phases of a project. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the process of project management and how - and when - to implement it. You will also be given the opportunity to discuss using Project Management techniques in your library and be given resources to continue your learning. This course will give you the basic tools you need to take and keep control of your projects.
Robin Hastings is the Director of Technology Services for the North East Kansas Library System. She manages the system's technology department and consults about all kinds of technology topics with member libraries. She has presented on Mashups, Cloud Computing, RSS, Drupal, Library Learning 2.0, Project Management and many other topics. She is the author of Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries, part of the original Tech Set, as well as Making the Most of the Cloud and Outsourcing Technology for Libraries, both published by Scarecrow Press. Interview with Robin Hastings
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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