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Project management 101: Plan well, communicate a lot, and don't forget acceptance criteria!

Frederick Zarndt (Global Connexions, Coronado, California, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 22 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe basic and simple practices for technology project management. These practices are the ingredients for all successful software development and digitization projects.

Design/methodology/approach

Using project management best practices and personal experience, the paper describes three factors on which a successful technology project must be based.

Findings

Whether they are full‐time professionals or part‐time novices, managers for successful technology projects ensure that their project is well planned, and that all stakeholders communicate clearly and frequently.

Originality/value

Librarians often lack formal training in project management and learn project management skills on demand. The paper gives essential tips for project success.

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Citation

Zarndt, F. (2011), "Project management 101: Plan well, communicate a lot, and don't forget acceptance criteria!", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 170-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751111164542

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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