Joint Project Management Workshop -- BLC and IPLC

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC) are pleased to offer a one-day workshop on Project Management on Friday, May 3rd from 9:30am to 3:30pm, at Boston College's Theology and Ministry Library, room 112 (directions and parking information below).

This interactive workshop will begin with a brief presentation on project management and communication strategies, followed by hands-on discussion of agile and scrum methodologies, as well as an overview of Gantt charts and project networks. Participants are invited to bring a current or upcoming project in order to take full advantage of the exercises.

Registration is limited to 30 participants from both consortia, and if more than one individual from a single institution is registered, they will be placed on a waiting list until all institutions are represented. Registration is closed for this event. 

Participant Objectives:

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • articulate one reason establishing a communication strategy is an essential element of project management (e.g. establishing norms and professional expectations for a project).
  • name and describe at least one attribute of one Agile project management methodology (e.g. Scrum or Kanban).
  • name and describe at least one attribute of traditional project management methodologies (e.g. project network, Gantt chart.)
  • apply at least one aspect of either Agile or traditional project management to their work.

Workshop Agenda:

Time/Duration Topic/Activity
9:30am-10:00am Breakfast/Networking
10:00am-10:15am Welcome | Workshop Goals | Introductions
10:15am-11:00am Introduction to Project Management
11:00am-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:15pm Project Management: The Human Element
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-1:45pm Agile & Scrum: What are they and How to use them
1:45pm-2:30pm Hands on Scrum: Writing & Sharing Stories for a Project | Writing & Timing Tasks for a Project
2:30pm-3:00pm Gantt Charts & Project Networks: What are they and How to use them
3:00pm-3:15pm Hands on: develop Gantt chart based on Scrum exercise
3:15pm-3:30pm Wrap up | Questions

About the instructor:

Galadriel Chilton is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a partnership of 13 academic libraries (Brown, Dartmouth, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and Stanford). In this role, she plans, implements, and oversees collaborative collection initiatives and projects. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Berea College, holds a Master of Library Science from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in educational technology and instructional design from San Diego State University, and a certificate in project management from Cornell University.

Directions and Parking:

Please visit the Theology and Ministry Library's webpage for directions. Parking is available in the lots located to the left and in front of the Library. Additional parking is located past the library, and to the right. Boston College's Parking Department will be informed of the event and will not ticket non-BC vehicles. Please let Mei Mendez ( know if you experience any difficulties or have any questions).

The Boston College Theology and Ministry Library is located on the Green Line. Please consult the MBTA website for additional information.

Room 112 is located in the first floor of the library.