Please join the Minnesota Evaluation Association's Board President, Melissa Chapman Haynes, for a lunch event around the topic of agile project management. This event will begin with a high level overview of this approach to project management, and a one page resource sheet will be provided. Following a brief presentation, participants will engage in small group discussions about how this approach to project management, which is most often used in software development, might be translated into evaluation practice. Participants will share their ideas, which will be compiled and shared with all participants after the event. There is no need for prior knowledge around agile project management – the basics will be provided, with a strong focus on brainstorming which aspects of this approach might be useful for our practice.
Project management is one of the drafted competencies proposed by the AEA Task Force, though it is rarely a skill that has been formally taught to practicing evaluators. MNEA is committed to providing opportunities for evaluators of all abilities to have opportunities for professional development around the competencies. This is the third event around project management. The lunch series focused on project management will continue for the rest of 2018, and into 2019.
This event will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 12-1 PM at Professional Data Analysts (PDA), 219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.