Project Management for Geographic Information System (GIS) Professionals
December 3-4, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break
Have participants do a self-introduction and share their GIS Project status if they have one (i.e. proposed, in flight, under consideration)
Session Goals & Deliverables
Review goals and deliverables to better equip the attendees to undertake a GIS-specific project
Justifying a GIS Project
What makes up the justification
Is it driven by an IT need, a business need, or a Regulatory need?
Establishing a GIS Project Leadership Team
Engaging the project leadership team
Establishing a team structure
Different facets and structure for different phases of the project
Setting the Scope
Identify specific scope of the project to establish accountabilities, set budgets, identify project team needs, and prepare for vendor selection
Establish a high-level employee impact map for future use in Communication and Change Management
What about the Regulatory Body?
Checking in with the Regulatory body from a project or rate case perspective
Go Forward Approval
Keys to getting Executive approval for the GIS Project
Staffing the Project
How will the project be staffed?
Approaches and the benefits and risks of the different approaches
Initializing the project and key steps in gaining employee acceptance and establishing team chemistry
Establishing what is needed from the vendor
How will the vendor be selected and who will the vendor selection decision rest with?
What management oversight looks like
How project results, deliverables, and issues are shared with the management group
Project Execution and Principles
Friday, December 4, 2020 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
Who, what, when, how, and how often communications are delivered
Consider the core impacted group as well as an extended group and the company
Identifying all stakeholders and knowing their connection to the new system
How to manage the charge for this group of employees
High, medium, and low impacted employees to be identified and strategies to manage the change for them
Change management and productivity curve
Dealing with the Inevitable Catastrophes
Ensuring you celebrate successes and who to include
Benefits of these recognitions
How to implement and who will implement
Ongoing items to manage
How users will be trained and who will train them
Project Closure & Sustainment
What’s required from your company to close the project
Lessons learned, sessions, executive report, and establishing a sustainment organization
Chuck Legg, Professional Engineer, Province of Ontario
Chuck’s career spanned 37 years in the natural gas industry at a natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company in Ontario, Canada. His experience included various Engineering, Operations, and GIS roles within the Utility, and he was the Project Lead for a corporate-wide GIS Replacement Program and subsequently managed the Corporate GIS system. His experience also includes field operations, engineering design, system planning, and engineering standards.
During his career he also spent time mentoring and training new Engineers. He was also involved in various industry committees and organizations and presented at industry conferences during his career. Chuck graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a current member of GITA.
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Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.