In two sessions (90 minutes each), we will discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in planning projects at your institution.
This class is taught in two, 90-minute sessions over the course of two days. Over the two days we will cover: planning for projects in your environment, developing objectives and project design techniques. Class members will focus on resource management including: effective budgeting, creation and management of timelines and how to develop a strong team. We will also discuss risk and change management in your institution. Additionally, we will determine effective communication focusing on both internal and external strategies. Class members will look at workflows and tools for oversight and implementation; and finally, define project evaluation techniques and establish documentation practices.
- Define the steps necessary for strong project management
- Identify institutional risks and strategies for change management
- Articulate institutional goals for project management in your organization
Instructor: Leigh Grinstead
Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.