From Kanban boards to sprints and scrum masters, “agile” project management approaches are increasingly popular and often integrated into project management tools and templates. But how is agile project management different from traditional project management? And should we be implementing agile methods in our library and archival environments?
During this session, attendees will learn the difference between agile and traditional project management approaches and environments, and be introduced to popular agile methods. Learn ways to apply agile tools to managing projects, planning and people, and consider whether a more agile philosophy can improve library and archival teams and outcomes.
At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
Define and differentiate between waterfall and agile project management.
Identify common agile approaches to projects, planning and team management.
Instructor: Jami Yazdani
Jami Yazdani started her library career in circulation roles before earning her MLIS, and has been a reference librarian, technology librarian, library manager and library director. Jami is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 17 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding (sometimes reluctant) groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders towards consensus and positive outcomes. After more than 15 years in libraries, Jami founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation to help people solve management problems. She turned her passion for supporting the development of leaders at all levels and her experience in leading projects, teams and trainings into a solutions-focused approach to project and management consulting.
Jami holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University and a Master’s of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.