Project Management: Tools and Techniques for Today's ILS Professional
Edition 1st edition
OverviewAre you involved in project work such as implementing IT systems, setting up a website or conducting a customer survey? Or involved in work on local, regional, national or international projects? Do you find that you are working under a wide range of pressures, and need to develop new skills and ways of working in order to successfully manage your project as well as your main work role? If you answered yes to one or more of the above you could use this book. It offers in-depth guidance on project management in LIS. It explores tried and tested methods and techniques for managing projects, including paper-based approaches and the use of project management software. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Contents include: * the context of library and information projects * the project manager * the project worker * the project life cycle * the money side of projects * the people side of projects * working with diverse project teams * management of change * disseminating good practice * using ICT to support the project * legal issues. Readership: If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.
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