Borrowed from Business: Using Corporate Strategies to Manage Library Projects

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Abstract

Purpose

To provide a primer on the major project management protocols and examples of how these protocols have been used to manage library projects.
Methodology/approach

The chapter presents a broad review of the literature on project management in general, and as it has been applied in library settings, including brief histories of each major methodology, its development, component elements, and examples of its use in libraries.

Findings

Many of the major project management protocols, such as Six Sigma, Agile, Lean, Scrum, and Waterfall, have been used successfully in library settings across a broad range of areas and project types.

Originality/value

As libraries continue to innovate and expand their services, the management of complex projects and processes has become commonplace. This chapter will serve as a primer on the major project management protocols, highlighting the ways in which they can be used in libraries, and to which types of library projects they have been successfully applied.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProject Management in the Library Workplace
EditorsAlice Daugherty, Samantha Schmehl Hines
PublisherEmerald
Pages229-244
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78754-836-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-78754-837-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Library Administration and Organization
Volume38
ISSN (Print)0732-0671

Keywords

  • project management
  • quality control
  • risk management
  • resource planning
  • business administration
  • Waterfall
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • Agile
  • Scrum

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    Holder, S. (2018). Borrowed from Business: Using Corporate Strategies to Manage Library Projects. In A. Daugherty, & S. Schmehl Hines (Eds.), Project Management in the Library Workplace (pp. 229-244). (Advances in Library Administration and Organization; Vol. 38). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-067120180000038006