Project Management for Planners – Managing Upwards and Onwards

APA Missouri Chapter

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Friday, October 26, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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Overview

Are you managing a team, running a department, or trying to get your boss to better understand what it really takes to do the job? Then you should be using some level of formalized project management. Project management you can increase buy-in, communication, efficiency, and yield an overall better product. 

You might be curious, your friends in IT and Engineering keep talking about project management and terms like PMBOK, Six Sigma, and Agile Approach keep showing up in your LinkedIn feed. What is there to talk about, you manage project every day, right? Right. But there is a better way and this session will show you how.   Project management is not rocket science and you are likely already doing many tasks associated with it. So why attend this session?  Because sometimes you just need somebody in your same field to break it down, see how this can actually be applied and share real life examples. Attend this session and find out about how project management can improve every aspect of your work, including how you manage your staff to how you build confidence with decision makers.  This session is presented by a planner for planners and is applicable whether you are in public or private planning.  Attendees will leave this session with a good understanding of basic project management terms, tools, and theory. Building off of that new found knowledge, attendees will also learn how to develop, write, and implement a project management plan.

Speakers

Lauren Driscoll, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Lauren is a public administration professional and AICP Planner with over 15 years of success in the areas of local government, planning, community and economic development, and policy implementation. Highly skilled in complex regulatory, infrastructure, and social initiatives involving diverse stakeholders, complex funding, and a wide array of political circumstances ... Read More

Contact Info

Bonnie Johnson, bojojohn@ku.edu