Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. A backcountry camping trip is a project.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team

Delcor

While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in. Project Management

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

WBT Systems

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Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes

Delcor

You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. Find out what kind of project management personality types you have on your team. Project Managemen

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

The session resulted in 26 different nondues revenue projects that associations could invite members to participate in as a key partners. Have members helped lead you to new projects that generate nondues revenue?

What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager

WBT Systems

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Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

In a workshop on Monday, Torres and her co-presenter, Michael Feinson, president and founder of Engaged Strategies, offered up a new framework that hands idea generation and project control to members, giving them greater opportunity to engage.

Acoustics Group Project Looks to Improve Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages

Associations Now

To ensure people find the correct answers there, the Acoustical Society of America is helping launch a wiki-editing project. The new yearlong project, Wiki4YearOfSound2020 , is a collaboration between ASA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and other groups.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

The Critical Role of an LMS Project Manager during Implementation

WBT Systems

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MC Cares: ELI Project

MembersClicks

For the third year in a row, we teamed up with ELI Project , a nonprofit organization dedicated to hosting events in safe environments for families and children with special needs. Every year, ELI Project hosts a sensory-friendly movie event with a special visit from Santa Claus.

Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start

Smooth The Path

We see successfully completed association projects cited in publications. We do not know about the team’s morale as everything is going wrong and the project gets pushed back 3 months.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all.

Google Shifts Governance Strategy for AMP Project

Associations Now

The mobile page project, largely associated with Google, will move to a governance model that will bring in outside companies to work on the open-source endeavor. Now Google, responding to the criticism, appears to be loosening the reins on the project by rethinking its governance strategy.

The Critical Role of an LMS Project Manager during Implementation

WBT Systems

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New Association Foundation Announces Tiny Act of Kindness Project

Associations Now

It main project will be to build tiny village communities for the homeless and connect them with rehabilitation resources. Holland acknowledges that this is a long-term project, and this first year will be focused largely on getting funding in place.

Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel

Associations Now

The projection, per The Wall Street Journal , takes into account all major U.S. Roads will be packed this weekend: The American Automobile Association projects that 48.7 AAA projects that more than 89 percent of U.S.

Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project

Associations Now

A large-scale project is underway in Atlanta to preserve a football-field-sized painting, and the International Panorama Council applauds the efforts to save it. The post Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project appeared first on Associations Now

Do Not Put off Your Next Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

There is a big project you would like to do, but it is so big you have back-burnered it until the day when you have a significant chunk of time. But you can still make headway on your big project. Related: The fragile middle of a big association project.

Keeping Up Association Staff Engagement Throughout A Tough Project

Smooth The Path

If you live in an over 100 year old house like mine you know there’s a rule of thumb about time and cost for home projects. Association projects are much the same. Often times starting a project like this is fun.

Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design.

State Restaurant Group Backs Transgender Workplace Project

Associations Now

The California Restaurant Association put its support behind a member-launched project that helps to connect transgender people with jobs in the restaurant industry. CRA hopes to bring Mendelsohn the restaurant audience she needs to get the project moving. “If

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

Service projects will help your attendees feel a closer connection to the city—and also to each other and your association. If the answer’s yes, and you want to give back to the greater Nashville community, consider signing up for this year’s community service project.

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives.

Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management

SocialFish

Well, one thing that will help a great deal, particularly in the early stages, is Digital Project Management. The CAPM qualification covers everything from Project Life-Cycle and Organisation, to Project Risk Management. The first thing you need to do is plan the project.

Friday Buzz: Don’t Let Your Tech Project Fall Apart

Associations Now

The issues that can cause your association’s technology project to lose steam. When taking on a tech initiative, you’re dealing with a lot of moving parts, and they can often cause the project to veer off course.

How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward

Associations Now

The Hyperledger Project, which just added American Express as a member, isn’t interested in creating a bitcoin-style currency. That’s where the Hyperledger Project comes in. The post How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward appeared first on Associations Now

Four Key Leadership Traits, According to the CEO Genome Project

Associations Now

A decade’s worth of research went into the CEO Genome Project, an effort to identify the characteristics that define high-performing chief executives. If you can get those decisions right, a lot of things flow from that, which is how we got to the CEO Genome Project.”.

$10,000 Association Video Project?

SCD Group

The other day, a colleague told me that his board wanted to have an updated video produced that could be used in trade shows and other venues. He said he received a proposal to do it for $10,000! My response was swift: "You’ve got to be kidding me!"

Lunchtime Links: 3 Essential Project Management Skills

Associations Now

How to keep important projects moving forward. The essentials of effective project management, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links. She suggests that “anyone embarking on planning and managing a project for the first time” focus on “three critical activities.”

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! In this project, we will be working together to help interested associations create an awesome About Us video that really reflects their culture.

Why I like the Market Research Society’s (MRS) successful membership change project

Optimist Consulting

I know from working with my clients on membership change projects that there are two essential elements to any change process that affect members: Ensuring you use a long-term communications campaign that is consistent. Have you carried out a major change project at your organisation?

Groups’ Clemency Project Pays Off With Obama’s Commutation Streak

Associations Now

President Barack Obama’s decision to use his power of commutation as a form of criminal justice reform has been helped along by Clemency Project 2014, a collaboration between numerous legal and civil liberties groups.

Daily Buzz: Don’t Procrastinate on These End-of-Year Projects

Associations Now

Callie Walker from the MemberClicks blog recommends getting a head start on the following end-of-year projects in particular: Member renewals. “If The post Daily Buzz: Don’t Procrastinate on These End-of-Year Projects appeared first on Associations Now

Life is a Do-it-to-Yourself Project

Holly Duckworth

Life is a do-it-to-yourself project. If, in fact, life is a do-it-to-yourself project, what are you doing to yourself? Sometimes I just say things, like no big deal things. Then the person across the table lights up like I have said something revolutionary.

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

Associations Now

Your attendees have professional skills and specialized knowledge that can make a difference when they’re put to work in a conference-related community service project. However, NCRA members don’t limit their volunteer time with the project to the annual meeting.

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives.

Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

Wild Apricot

“Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech collaboration project management application

Feeding A Zombie Project And Getting No Results

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck maintaining and nurturing a zombie project? A zombie project is one that continues from year to year regardless of its effectiveness. Often many people feel these zombie projects have a birthright and should always be delivered regardless of the outcome.

The Fragile Middle of a Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

The difficult time in any project, especially those long projects, which associations seem to have lots of, is the middle. The middle of the project is when things start to go wrong. It is so easy to start a project but it is so hard to keep it going.