Project Management Series 2018 - Project Management Fundamentals 101

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:45am to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor/Presenter(s): 

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development

Location: 

Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County), 4 Municipal Plaza, Jamesburg, NJ 08831

Cost: 

$50/participant for the entire series that includes two in-person workshops, two webinars and $300 subsidy from LibraryLinkNJ

Payment: 

Payment (purchase order or check) payable to LibraryLinkNJ should be sent to:
LibraryLinkNJ
44 Stelton Rd, Suite 330
Piscataway, NJ 08854

If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at 732-752-7720.
LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly when requested.

If you require an invoice before you can submit payment, please email your request to Nanette Cox: ncox@librarylinknj.org

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class/event without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class/event.
LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class/event that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund.
In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance. Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page. You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 after 7AM on the day of the class.

Event Files

Target Audience

Any staff working at a LibraryLinkNJ member library/organization who wants to learn project management techniques and commits to manage a project at their library can participate.

Descriptions
This program is a part of the Project Management Series.

 

Project Management Fundamental 101

What to expect: 

Project Management is becoming an increasingly relevant skill in a business environment where deadlines and budgets define success or failure. In this short course, we have tailored our Project Management course specifically to the needs of running a successful project within the context of a Library environment. Over two day-long sessions, you will learn how manage a project by applying basic project frameworks and tools such as the Triple Constraint and Scope Decomposition to author essential Project Management documents such as a Project Charter, Work Breakdown Structure and Project Schedule. 

Program Contents:

0. Introduction:
In this section, we cover the basic definition of Project and Program Management, the importance of Project Management and learning objectives of this course.

1. How to start a Project:
How do we ask the right questions and collect all the relevant information up front? In this section we go through a checklist of items that can help us to understand what the project is about and what we need to do to achieve project success.

  • Identify the customer and the goals
  • Identifying what you'll deliver
  • Definition of Success vs Failure
  • Defining the scope of the project
  • Project Risks and Constraints
  • Documenting assumptions
  • What is the right level of project management
  • Obtaining Signoff
  • The Project Charter: Putting it all together

2. Getting Organized: 
In this section we look at a systematic approach for building a strong structure around the project that ensures that people involved in the project know what to do and when to do it. We also learn how to anticipate when circumstances or events that are out of our control change.

  • Collaborating
  • Identifying the work
  • Estimating time and cost
  • Building your team
  • Scheduling work
  • Making sure the schedule works

3. Project Real Life Examples:
Based on popular demand, we are devoting a significant portion of the course to go over prior year projects conducted at Libraries. During the course, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the instructor on your own project idea, create and submit a project proposal or charter.

4. Real Life Project Management Tools:

The instructor will devote additional time with attendees on a demonstration of popular Project Management applications like Basecamp and Asana. Use these demos to kickstart your Projects with the right tools.

 

Sam Sena

About the Presenter:
Sam Sena has been practicing as a Technology Architect, Author and Certified Trainer for over a 15 years. Sam has trained over 1000 adult learners on a variety of subjects, including Project Management, Information Security and Disaster Recovery.
Read more about Sam!

 

This program is a part of the Project Management Series.

 

Registration Information

Please note: your registration is a commitment to attend all the workshops in the series. You are also committing to completing and managing a project. Check your calendar fully before registering!

  • Registration for the full series opens at 9 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. User log-in is required to use the online registration form for the series. 
  • Participation will be limited to 30 people, with a limit of no more than two participants from one library organization. Please note that priority will be given to libraries who did not participate in the FY2017 series. 
  • Library directors must complete an online agreement form for their staff after registration opens. The agreement form must be filled out by Monday, January 22, 2018 with the extended deadline. 
  • School Librarians/Media Specialists are exempt from completing the Agreement Form. We will consider your registration for the series as a commitment to satisfy all requirements to participate in the Project Management Series.
  • You will get a final confirmation from LibraryLinkNJ on your registration by Tuesday, January 23, 2018.   

You need a User Account to register. If you do not have a User Account, click here to create one. It can take up to 24 hours to have an account approved. Please create your User Account by Monday, December 11, 2017 to ensure that your account is approved before registration opens on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

No registrations will be accepted before the opening date and time. If you are unable to register yourself, please contact Mi-Sun

Extended Deadline: Registration is open until Monday, January 22, or until it fills, whichever comes first.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class/event without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class/event.
LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class/event that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund.
In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance. Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page. You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 after 7AM on the day of the class.

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