On-Demand 2-Part Webinar Series: Project Management

Series Description: This is a two-part webinar series on project management presented by seasoned project management consultant Jami Yazdani. Attendees will be introduced to basic principles and best practices as well as given an overview of Agile management and its methodologies.

Who Should Attend: Librarians and information professionals at all career stages. While especially applicable for those leading teams, staff, projects, committees, or other collaborations, all professionals can benefit from learning techniques to improve collaboration.




Part One Title: Project Management Essentials

Presented on: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Webinar Description: From new programs and technology initiatives to events and renovations, library and information professionals can apply the best practices of project management to plan for and deliver more successful projects. Attendees will be introduced to the basic principles of project management and presented with strategies to rally stakeholders, encourage project momentum, and triumph over common project challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the phases of a project and common areas of project planning;
  • Implement strategies for using scope, schedule, and deliverables to improve project outcomes; and
  • Utilize techniques for engaging stakeholders and improving project communication.


Part Two Title: More Agile Teams and Collaborations

Presented on: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Webinar Description: Can a more agile leadership approach cultivate motivation and improve your team's and community's collaborations and outcomes? From "failing fast" and "defining done" to increased transparency and earlier stakeholder feedback, agile project management strategies can help us build trust, encourage growth, and create more collaborative and effective teams and community relationships. Attendees will learn the differences between agile and more traditional project management approaches and be introduced to popular agile methods, including Kanban boards and sprints.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between waterfall and agile project management;
  • Identify common agile approaches to projects and team management; and
  • Apply popular agile techniques to projects, teams, and planning.


Presenter Bio: 

Jami Yazdani is a project management consultant known for helping mission-driven organizations lead more impactful projects, teams, and planning. Jami began her library career in circulation roles before earning a library degree and has been a reference librarian, technology librarian, library manager, and library director. She founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018. Jami holds a Masters in Library and Information Science and a Masters in Technology Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM).


Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform.