Association Leadership - July/August 2016 - (Page 20)

FE AT u R E : M A n AGE ME n T ! ? n i g e B o t e r e h 101 - W by trevor s. Mitchell, MbA, cAe P roject management has dramatically increased in demand and popularity within the association industry during the past 10 years. The rise of a defined project manager started within the IT function with the various advances in systems required to be implemented, customized, and updated to meet the current and future demands of the organization. It then shifted into other areas of the organization where project management evolved from a process that you do to an action that you perform. With this evolution, we've found ourselves put into a role that must do project management-but with no clue on how to do it or where to start. The good news is you are already a project manager! 20 July/August 2016/Association LEADERSHIP Today's project manager is the current definition of a traditional leader/owner of a particular process or program that we've all been doing for years. Examples of projects you may already be managing are the regular development and production of publications, the implementation of an event, or even the onboarding and training of volunteers. Practically anything we do today can be defined as a

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Association Leadership - July/August 2016

60-Second Solutions
Quick Takes
Introducing the 2016-2017 TSAE Board Chairman
Meet TSAE’s Newest Board Members
6 Signs That It’s Time for an Organizational Check-Up
Project Management 101 – Where to Begin?!
Inaugural TSA Open a Big Hit!
Meetings Thought Leadership
Destination Planner: Lubbock
New Members
Index to Advertisers
Work Smarter

Association Leadership - July/August 2016