October 13–15, 2014

Split, Croatia
Hotel Le Méridien Lav

Preconference Seminar

Master Class in Geospatial Project Management

Date: Sunday, 12 October 2014
Location: Le Meridien Lav, Split, Croatia—Korčula Meeting Room
Price: €200,00 + Value-Added Tax

Join us for a full-day course on the essentials of managing projects using geographic information (GI), whether for the delivery of a dedicated geographic information system or of web-based map services or as part of an integrated, enterprise-wide development.

Course content will include the following:

  • The key concepts and practicalities of successful project management, with an emphasis on projects for geospatial developments
  • The critical role of human factors and the relationships between them in determining the success of the project
  • Focus on the critical success factors common to projects for geospatial developments rather than promoting a particular methodology
  • How to identify and manage the risks that commonly arise on projects
  • Using the experiences of attendees to add an extra dimension to the ideas and techniques attendees gain from the course

You will learn about

  • People—Selecting and building the team, clear roles, and responsibilities.
  • Engaging in senior management.
  • Knowing the risks of geospatial development projects and how to manage them.
  • Starting off in the right direction: 10 things to do at the start of implementation.
  • Planning for change.
  • Courage and leadership—Saying things management does not want to hear but also celebrating success.
  • What goes wrong—10 reasons for failure.
  • Dealing with data—Quality, maintenance, storage, and management
  • Recovering from setbacks—Crisis management.
  • Monitoring and controlling progress—Avoiding death by a thousand cuts.

Presenter: The course will be delivered by Andrew Coote. An internationally recognized expert in the field, Coote works worldwide advising governments and blue-chip customers on how to harness best practices in GIS for business advantage. The approach will be informal and interactive, emphasizing the practical, and illustrated with real-world experiences. It will provide a neutral approach to particular project methodologies, not promoting any as the complete answer but explaining the advantages and drawbacks in particular contexts. The course will use individual and syndicate exercises based on scenarios to which attendees can relate.

October 13–15, 2014

Split, Croatia
Hotel Le Méridien Lav

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