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An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing

The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises.

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Digital Project Management, two-day course

Gain the skills needed to manage your digital projects using Agile and other iterative techniques, through both classroom-based learning and follow-up coaching by email.

If you’re nvolved in the management and delivery of digital projects, including editors, commissioning editors, web managers, project managers and publishers, this course is for you.

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Editorial Project Management

Discover how to effectively manage both print and digital editorial projects. This practical course uses in-depth case studies, gives top tips and guidance and draws on relevant project management strategies and solutions and you will learn how to:

  • Assess the scope, needs and risks of an editorial project
  • Produce a detailed and reliable schedule
  • Create and maintain the project budget to ensure profitability

By the end of the course, you will have gained skills and knowledge that you can use immediately. There will also be a range of checklists and spreadsheets to take away to use as tools in the future.

Editors, desk editors, project editors, production editors and managing editors who are responsible for the management of complete editorial projects will benefit from this course.


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ALPSP: Project Management for Publishing

Projects are vital for all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t.

You will learn to: appreciate the benefits of a structured, common sense approach to projects; make new projects achievable and manage them with confidence; bring struggling projects back on track; be aware of the ‘people’ and related ‘change’ factors that can undermine projects; bring together cross-discipline teams to achieve success; and make a bigger difference!

The course will help first time managers and others responsible for managing projects that introduce change in any area within an organization. It is also suitable for those who are involved in projects as team members. It is relevant to all functions and disciplines within any publishing organization, ranging from large publishing groups to smaller society publishers.

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