Managing Nonprofit Technology Projects will examine the tools and best practices that will help nonprofits deliver successful technology solutions - whether websites, packaged software implementations, or custom applications.
Interactive sessions and demos will allow a diverse group of participants to compare processes, tools, successes, and lessons learned. We will discuss areas such as team collaboration, project planning, software selection, migration, and project rollout, and map out the software tools - from project management packages to collaborative communication to issue tracking and more - that support successful technology projects.
MNTP will have three primary goals:
* To strengthen the community of practice among those who identify themselves as nonprofit technology project managers
* To enhance the knowledge and capacity of technology project managers within a rich, sharing environment
* To map out the range of tools and best practices being employed in nonprofit technology project management
Participants will exchange project management tools and techniques that they can immediately apply to the management of any project, and discuss project management processes - from project initiation to project planning, project execution, monitoring and control, to project closure - in the context of stories and experiences. We will inventory resources and best practices for nonprofit IT project management, ranging from templates to trainings, and show useful software packages as they are used in actual nonprofits.
Significant time will be spent discussing appropriate practices and processes for defining requirements in nonprofit software projects to inform the "build, buy, or rent" decisions that vex nonprofit technology managers on a regular basis.
Complete agenda is available at http://mntp.aspirationtech.org/
$295 - $595, depending on size of organization.
Official Website: http://www.aspirationtech.org/events/mntp-sf
Added by FullCalendar on May 12, 2008