"Project management is controlling the introduction of a desired change." From the UK institute on project management.
This presentation didn't give me anything that was particularly applicable so, what follows is a bunch of ideas I came up with as I sat in the session.
Side Note to self- ask Nini about DLDS sponsoring an ASTD workshop for the SDCs in MD to learn more about the program and the certification and its renewal. Or sponsoring an improv workshop from the group in Baltimore. Or sponsoring a Thiagi workshop on training games. Are there implications for any of these outside of this SDCs (anyone who gives presentations, improv for communication, or managers, etc?) that would warrant the regional sponsoring them directly?
Side note to self: can Facebook be used as a project management tool? Prezi? Other freely available tools that are more social and transparent?
Side note to self: ask for volunteers from the three counties to hear my staff development ideas so I can see if they are viable among the staff. Kinda like focus groups but call them something else that's more visual and meaningful. (The TLC approach. Talk to people) Maybe request audience during preschrduled meetings (branch staff meetings, etc).
Project Management Tools
Jira (is expensive and has a steep learning curve)
Oppm - downloadable
Basecamp - is proprietary