There are still some places left on the following Library Association
workshop which will be held at Newcastle University, 8-9 September 1998:
Managing Successful Projects
As library and information services experience greater pressure to
deliver more for less, there is an increasing need to manage all kinds
of change more effectively...which may mean that as a manager you are
involved in having to manage a wide range of projects such as:
1. changes in systems and processes
2. restructuring departments
3. designing and building a new library
4. raising the profile of your services
5. launching a new service or publication
This two day programme will focus on helping you develop your project
management skills. It will also feature up to date research findings
from a study of the use of project management tools and techniques in UK
university libraries. This research study, funded by the British
Library Research and Innovation Centre, was carried out by Newcastle
How will this event help you?
The workshop will improve your approach to managing projects by helping
* define and specify your projects accurately
* plan and resource projects efficiently
* execute your projects effectively
To help you do this the workshop offers:
* a standard framework for designing and planning projects
* practical tools with a wide application
* improved ability to recognise and reduce risk in projects
* Ideas for presenting your project plan to sponsors and
* research findings on the use of project management techniques
and software in libraries.
Who will benefit from attending?
This workshop is aimed at PROJECT MANAGERS i.e. those staff who day to
day manage projects. For Senior Managers (Project Sponsors) you should
attend the next PROJECT LEADERSHIP programme.
The workshop will be run by The Project Agency. Places are limited to
16 people only.
9:00 Registration and Coffee
9.30 Why project management is so important - its relationship with
day to day library and information management work
9.45 A project management framework
10.0 Project initiation - is it really a project?
10.30 Project Definition - Understanding roles in projects, achieving
understanding with project sponsors - identifying and involving
stakeholders. Having a clear project definition and measurable success
11.30 Project definition continued
2.0 Project Definition continued
3:0 Project Planning - creating a work breakdown identifying
predecessors, estimates (time/resources) Gantt charts and critical path
3:45 Panel discussion. Staff from Newcastle University Library will
highlight their experiences of using Project Management Tools and
Techniques. You will have your chance to put questions to the panel
9:30 Review of day 1
10:00 Project planning continued, including identifying and managing
11:15 Using project management software. Research findings from the
Newcastle University Study (Sponsored By the British Library)
1:45 Project Implementation - monitoring - controlling the project.
Preventing project creep. Having a robust reporting process, dealing
3:15 Project Review - reviewing how successful you were post project.
Did you achieve what you set out to achieve?
3:45 Open forum. Application of Project Management techniques to the
4:30 End of workshop
Personal Members £240 + VAT £42 = £282
Institutional Members £290 + VAT £50.75 = £340.75
Non Members £336 + VAT £58.80 = £394.80
Student/Unwaged £50 + VAT £8.75 = £58.75
University of Newcastle, The Robinson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2
Book now to secure your place on 0171 636 7543 ext: 288/289, or e-mail
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Successful Projects workshop or other workshops in the 1998 programme.
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