What experience do you have in project management and project planning?
I really have no experience in project management or project planning despite an assignment for one of my classes last semester, Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates. The assignment required one of our group members to become project manager and we had to create a work charter and detailed project plan for a consortium’s new digital library. Our group had to consider all aspects of constructing the digital library including budget, staffing, training, usability, marketing, software/hardware, evaluation, and security/privacy. Having never managed anyone or even thought about starting a digital project before, I was amazed at all of the initial planning needed. The number of things needing consideration in beginning the project was also shocking. I had never thought about all of these things, a few examples being sustainability, usability testing, technical support or the support software needed, all of which are very vital to the project’s success. This project really enlightened me on the importance of setting up extremely detailed guidelines for a project and considering all aspects of that project, including how to evaluate the project’s success. This week’s readings only further instilled the importance of project management and planning into me.