Building a Project Plan: A Hands-On WorkshopHolly Witchey , San Diego Museum of Art, USA
Session: Building a Project Plan
The workshop "Building A Project Plan" is intended to provide attendees
with a better methodology for project planning than is used in most institutions.
The methodology devised can be used for any type of project planning (developing
a more efficient department, building a better website, producing an internship
policy). The workshop is not dedicated to the planning of technology projects
but rather is devoted to introducing attendees to standard business preactices
which can help them to create more useful, workable plans with a better
overall chance of eventual success - both personal and professional.
This is a hands-on workshop - you will have your hands on a pencil
and paper and spend most of the sessions writing, re-writing, and discussing
your project with your peers. Come prepared to have your own project constructively
The actual workshop planning packet you will be working with is not available
prior to the workshop so that attendees will not be tempted to try to
Level of Technical Knowledge of Intended Audience is Beginning.
Everyone has a great idea that is languishing on the back burner for
want of time to explore the inherent possibilities of developing and implementing
This half-day workshop will provide participants with a formal structure
for developing a project plan. During the workshop, each participant will
draft for him/herself a written plan that can be taken back to an institution
for serious consideration. Participants will then share ideas and get
feedback from others embarked on similar projects. Participants will learn
to use relevant contemporary time management and organizational behavior
techniques to more efficiently and successfully begin to implement their
ideas. Topics to be covered in workshop include goal-setting, potential
funding sources, getting co-workers on board with a project, drafting
lists (equipment, staffing), project lifespan, and project offshoot benefits.
The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with a complete
rough plan for a desired project and the skills to create effective
plans for future projects.
Project Plan Outline
If you have any specific questions, contact Holly Witchey at email@example.com