Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2010 is the fourteenth workshop. This year's theme is 'The Web in Turbulent Times'.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010

Parallel Session A2: A Little Project Management Can Save a Lot of Fan Cleaning

A2: A Little Project Management Can Save a Lot of Fan Cleaning ... or (Agile) Project Management for the Web
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Monday 12th July 2010 16:00-17:30
Peter Barnes, Analyst Programmer, University of Reading and Matt Jukes, Programme Manager, JISC.

What is project management, how can it help you? This session will look at:

  • common misapprehensions about project management
  • nightmare situations when dev work goes pear shaped
  • how project management can save your sorry ass
  • the 'light' project management approach
  • is agile a better model for the fast paced work of the web?
  • are agile and traditional project management complimentary or mutually exclusiver
  • sexy web based tools to avoid the dreaded MS Project
  • 100% death by PowerPoint free, guaranteed!

Contact Details

Peter Barnes
University of Reading
Phone: +44 (0) 118 378 6361
Matt Jukes
3rd Floor, Beacon House
Phone: +44 (0) 117 33 10789
Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 3308


Peter Barnes is an analyst programmer working for It Services at the University of Reading. His main focus is introducing new web based systems, such as the recently launched institutional research repository: Prior to working as a web developer he was an academic librarian based at Senate House, University of Reading and remains a key IT liaison and advisor for information managers and museum service staff at the University of Reading. Peter blogs at The Scruffian's Tech Blog.

Matt Jukes is a Programme Manager in the JISC Information Environment team. He is responsible for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and and some of the Repositories Start-up and Enhancement projects. He also oversees the JISC IE Repository based at UKOLN and has a watching brief on IPR and Creative Commons for the team. He was previously a member of the JISC Communications team for almost five years and has also worked at ESRC and HEFCE in various digital manager roles (and briefly at Becta). He also spent a year as Head of Product Management at a Bristol based web start-up. You can see more information on his staff page or his personal page.


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A video interview with Peter Barnes, one of the workshop facilitators, is available on the IWMW 2010 blog.