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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Tuesday, July 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Research Project Management Principles and Tools; AKA Juggling 101 - Part 1

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"Strategy is a system of expedients. It is more than science, it is the translation of science into practical life, the development of an original leading thought in accordance with the ever-changing circumstances." - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, quoted in Government and War (1918) by Spenser Wilkinson

Skills and knowledge in effective project management aren't just useful to project leads and mission planners - they are critical to all of us who find ourselves working on teams to accomplish a shared goal. Only through the development and management of a clear plan can we keep on track and identify times when we need to update our plan to reflect changing realities. By systematically identifying project goals and outcomes, who and what is needed to accomplish those objectives, and the definition of a realistic timeline for doing so we can work to ensure that our entire team is on the same page and headed in the right direction. This workshop will provide a combination of a conceptual introduction to key principles for effective project planning with hands-on practice with a powerful open source project planning and management tool - TaskJuggler. By the end of this workshop participants will have had an opportunity to learn the foundational principles of project planning and management, gain experience implementing those principles through the incremental development of an increaslingly complete project plan, and be in a position to continue to build their knowledge and skills through continued use of TaskJuggler as a planning and management tool.

You can follow-along and participate in the workshop in several ways:

  • Run the entire workshop on your personal computer - content & executable programs - Visit the Coffee & Code Content Platform (https://github.com/unmrds/cc-content-platform) GitHub repository and follow the installation and run instructions in the README.md file. Once running, the all of the workshop materials are available in the cc-taskjuggler folder in the instruction or playground Jupyter notebook folders. 
  • Follow along in the "playground" where the presentation files can be copied and executable code run on our cloud-based platform - http://cc.unmrds.net:8888 (the password will be provided in the workshop). 
  • Install TaskJuggler on your computer and create and run your own project plan locally while following along with the workshop materials that can be downloaded from the workshop GitHub repository (Zip Archive: https://github.com/unmrds/cc-taskjuggler/archive/master.zip).
  • Follow along with the static notebooks in the workshop GitHub repository - https://github.com/unmrds/cc-taskjuggler

    Speakers & Moderators
    avatar for Karl Benedict

    Karl Benedict

    Director of Research Data Services and IT Services, University of New Mexico, University Libraries
    Since 1986 I have had parallel careers in Information Technology, Data Management and Analysis, and Archaeology. Since 1993 when I arrived at UNM I have worked as a Graduate Student in Anthropology, Research Scientist, Research Faculty, Applied Research Center Director, and currently... Read More →
    avatar for Ward Fleri

    Ward Fleri

    Professional Project Manager & Coach
    Ward Fleri has over 20 years of experience successfully delivering results in a variety of scientific domains and has led teams with diverse technical and scientific backgrounds on multimillion-dollar programs in small business, academic, and non-profit research environments. He... Read More →

    Tuesday July 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
    Canyon C