Resources File

Keeping Your Project On Track

 

 

Week 1: Getting Started

 

Identify Your ProjectÕs Stakeholders—And Only Then Plan Communications, by Rich Maltzman.

www.brighthub.com/office/project-management/articles/22750.aspx

 

The Goals Grid: A Tool for Clarifying Goals and Objectives, by Fred Nickols.

www.nickols.us/goals_grid.htm

 

SMART Goal Setting: A Surefire Way to Achieve Your Goals, by Arina Nikitina.

www.goal-setting-guide.com/goal-setting-tutorials/smart-goal-setting

 

 

Week 2: Monitoring Your Project

 

Activity Maps: Getting Everyone on the Same Page, by Dan Davison.

tinyurl.com/activitymap

 

Seven Steps for Avoiding Scope Creep, by Shelley Doll.

articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1045555.html

 

 

Week 3: Playing Nicely with Others

 

Avoid Burnout by Focusing on Your Team, by John Baldoni.

blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/11/avoid_burnout_by_focusing_on_y.html

 

Dealing with Differences Successfully

rurallibraries.org/videoconference/04-24-08

A Rural Initiative Videoconference and Webcast by Enid Berman, hosted by Infopeople.

 

Chaleff, Ira. The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995.

tinyurl.com/courageousfollower

 

Leading from Any Position: Influencing Library Effectiveness and Responsiveness

www.infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/478/index.html

Webinar for Infopeople by Becky Schreiber and John Shannon.

 

 

Week 4: Project Communications

 

A Simple Technique for Evaluating Success, by Wayne Chaneski.

www.mmsonline.com/articles/a-simple-technique-for-evaluating-success

 

What Are the Signs and Signals of Passive-Aggressive Behavior? by Daniel K. Flavin-Hall.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/passive-aggressive-behavior/AN01563

 

 

Why Being Wrong Feels So Right (And What You Can Do About It), by Sarah Green.

blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2010/10/why_being_wrong_feels_so_right.html

 

Get Everyone on the Same Page with a Project Kickoff Meeting, by Tom Mochal.

blogs.techrepublic.com.com/project-management/?p=138

 

Taking Your Ideas to the Next Level

infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/328/index.html

Webinar for Infopeople by George Needham and Joan Frye Williams.

 

Understand and Manage Passive-Aggressive Employees, by Nicholas Phillips.

tinyurl.com/pabehavior

 

Additional Supplementary Resources

 

George and Joan on Successful Middle Management.

infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/365/index.html

Webinar for Infopeople by George Needham and Joan Frye Williams.

 

Harvard Business Review Management Tip of the Day,

email.hbr.org/preference-center.

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All URLs tested January 16, 2011.