FYI from the RML: New Tool for Project Planning
nnlm at u.washington.edu
Fri May 16 11:11:04 PDT 2003
The Institute for Library and Museum Services has developed a new tutorial
for their national leadership grants. The tutorial is designed to be user
friendly and informative. Users will find real world examples, tools,
schedules, exercises, and even reality checks to help assess readiness to
move from one section to the next. It begins with a step-by-step process
for getting projects underway, including analyzing organizational needs,
identifying target audience, and formulating goals. The second phase helps
to develop the components of a project plan, including activities,
evaluation approach, schedule, and resources. The tutorial also contains
tips for writing applications and implementing successful projects.
Throughout the tutorial, the need to identify and communicate with
stakeholders is underscored.
While this planning tool is designed for developing IMLS grant
applications, it can be used by anyone who would like to learn more about
project planning and development. Senior program officers at IMLS with
years of experience coaching applicants worked together with museum
professionals and librarians to develop this powerful learning resource.
We hope that it will be useful in many different settings, including
professional education and development, staff training, and a wide array
of project planning activities.
Visit the tutorial at http://e-services.imls.gov/project_planning
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