Interactions
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Interactions: Description

Every Project Needs A Plan

Hetty Baiz, Princeton University, USA
Caroline Cassells, Princeton University Art Museum, USA
Janet Strohl-Morgan, Princeton University Art Museum, USA
Janet Temos, Princeton University, USA

Departments within Princeton University, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Educational Technologies Center, and the Princeton Project Office will present their project planning methods and experience. The Princeton University Art Museum's (PUAM) primary mission is to "effectively support and enhance the University's goals of teaching, research, and service. The museum does this through the study, preservation, conservation, exhibition, and development of its collections." The museum houses a collection of over 60,000 works of art that includes African, Ancient, Asian, Later Western, and Pre-Columbian Art; photography; and prints and drawings. The Educational Technologies Center (ETC) "enables scholarship and learning in the Information Age". ETC helps Princeton faculty use technology in teaching, builds and maintains tools for teaching and research, and collaborates with faculty members to share their scholarship with the University community and beyond. The mission of the Princeton Project Office (PPO) is to "enable a project management culture so that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with expected results." PPO provides project management consulting and mentoring, facilitates project planning and reviews, and offers training workshops in project management. These three departments have worked together on numerous art museum projects from conception through fruition. In this workshop, the processes, templates and tools of the Princeton Project Management methodology will be highlighted using actual examples from the joint projects. Participants will learn how to use the Project Management methodology and will immediately be able to deploy their knowledge in their own work environments.

Mini-Workshop: Project Planning [Management]

Keywords: Project Management methodology, successful, management principles, best practices, on time, within budget, expected results