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An Experimental Investigation of Information Systems Project Escalation: An Examination of Contributory Factors in a Business Environment

Description: The purpose of this research is to continue examining the project management process. The management of projects is complicated. It is the complexity of the process that makes a project so difficult to control. This research examines the effect of particular facets of the project manager's skill set and operating environment on management decisions.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Huff, Richard A. (Richard Allen)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digitization Project Rubric

Description: Presentation for the 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This presentation discusses a Project Completion Rubric developed at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to provide realistic estimates for digitization projects.
Date: April 28, 2015
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Rankins, Derek L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Why Did You Publish That? How University Presses and Library Publishers Choose Their Projects [Panel]

Description: Video recording of a panel session for the 2016 Library Publishing Forum. This panel combines librarians and university-press publishers to discuss project selection and strategic use of resources. This session also includes an announcement of scholarship winners.
Date: May 18, 2016
Creator: DeVinney, Karen; Bjork, Karen; Krissoff, Derek; Avery, Margy; Conrad, Kathryn & Froehlich, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries

Replicating Processes: Testing the Project Points System at UNT Digital Projects

Description: Presentation at the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. This presentation describes the replication of a points system used by Northwestern University's Digital Media Services department to better understand lab resources and capacity within the UNT Digital Projects Lab.
Date: May 24, 2017
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Willis, Shannon
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Information Dashboards

Description: "A dashboard is a visual interface that provides at-a-glance views into key measures relevant to a particular objective or business process." Key Attributes: Graphical to focus attention on key trends, comparisons and exceptions, Display only relevant data, Inherently contain predefined conclusions. Note: Collecting user requirements is KEYfrom'Excel 2007 Dashboards& Reports for Dummies' by Michael Alexander
Date: April 11, 2008
Creator: Shutkin, Amy; Shutkin, Amy & Shutkin, Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Examination of the Effect of Decision Style on the Use of a Computerized Project Management Tool

Description: Managing a software development project presents many difficulties. Most software development projects are considered less than successful, and many are simply canceled. Ineffective project management has been cited as a major factor contributing to these failures. Project management tools can greatly assist managers in tracking and controlling their projects. However, project management tools are very structured and analytical in nature, which is not necessarily supported by decision-making styles of the managers. This research examined the influence that decision style has on a project manager's use of a project management tool.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Fox, Terry L., 1963-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Model for Surfacing Hidden Collections: The Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant Program at The University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This article describes the methods and lessons learned from conducting the Rescuing Texas History mini-grant program, which serves as a model for sustainable large-scale digitization initiatives.
Date: July 2017
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia; Mangum, Jake & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Effective Tools for Digital Object Management

Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit workflow for digitization, including organizing materials, using a Wiki project page, internal workflow, managing objects and identifiers, and using a Magick Numbering system.
Date: 2009
Creator: Moore, Jeremy D. & Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Novel collaboration and situational awareness environment for leaders and their support staff via self assembling software.

Description: This is the final report on the Sandia Fellow LDRD, project 117865, 08-0281. This presents an investigation of self-assembling software intended to create shared workspace environment to allow online collaboration and situational awareness for use by high level managers and their teams.
Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: Bouchard, Ann Marie; Osbourn, Gordon Cecil (Org. 1001 : Complex Systems Science Department) & Bartholomew, John Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quality framework proposal for Component Material Evaluation (CME) projects.

Description: This report proposes the first stage of a Quality Framework approach that can be used to evaluate and document Component Material Evaluation (CME) projects. The first stage of the Quality Framework defines two tools that will be used to evaluate a CME project. The first tool is used to decompose a CME project into its essential elements. These elements can then be evaluated for inherent quality by looking at the subelements that impact their level of quality maturity or rigor. Quality Readiness Levels (QRLs) are used to valuate project elements for inherent quality. The Framework provides guidance for the Principal Investigator (PI) and stakeholders for CME project prerequisites that help to ensure the proper level of confidence in the deliverable given its intended use. The Framework also Provides a roadmap that defined when and how the Framework tools should be applied. Use of these tools allow the Principal Investigator (PI) and stakeholders to understand what elements the project will use to execute the project, the inherent quality of the elements, which of those are critical to the project and why, and the risks associated to the project's elements.
Date: September 1, 2008
Creator: Christensen, Naomi G.; Arfman, John F. & Limary, Siviengxay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for EnablingTechnology

Description: The SciDAC2 Visualization and Analytics Center for EnablingTechnologies (VACET) began operation on 10/1/2006. This document, dated11/27/2006, is the first version of the VACET project management plan. Itwas requested by and delivered to ASCR/DOE. It outlines the Center'saccomplishments in the first six weeks of operation along with broadobjectives for the upcoming future (12-24 months).
Date: November 28, 2006
Creator: Bethel, E. Wes; Johnson, Chris; Joy, Ken; Ahern, Sean; Pascucci,Valerio; Childs, Hank et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EVMS Self-Surveillance of Remote Handled Low Level Waste (RHLLW) Project

Description: DOE G 413.3-10A, Section 3.a states: “The Contractor has primary responsibility for implementing and maintaining a surveillance program to ensure continued compliance of the system with ANSI/EIA-748B. DOE O 413.3B requires the FPD to ensure the contractor conducts a Self-Surveillance annually. This annual Self-Surveillance,…should cover all 32 guidelines of the ANSI/EIA748B. Documentation of the Self-Surveillance is sent to the CO and the PMSO (copy to OECM) confirming the continued compliance of their EVMS ANSI/EIA748B...” This review, and the associated report, is deemed to satisfy this requirement.
Date: July 1, 2013
Creator: Nelson, Michael L.; Case, Kimberly; Hergesheimer, Linda; Johnson, Maxine; Parker, Doug; Staten, Rick et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knowledge management in times of change: Tacit and explicit knowledge transfers.

Description: This study proposed a look at the importance and challenges of knowledge management in times of great change. In order to understand the information phenomena of interest, impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents in times of great organizational change, the study is positioned in a major consolidation of state agencies in Texas. It pays special attention to how the changes were perceived by the knowledge workers by interviewing those that were impacted by the changes resulting from the reorganization. The overall goal is to assess knowledge management in times of great organizational change by analyzing the impact of consolidation on knowledge management in Texas's Health and Human Services agencies. The overarching research question is what happened to the knowledge management structure during this time of great change? The first research question was what was the knowledge worker environment during the time of change? The second research question was what was the knowledge management environment of the agencies during the time of change? The last research question was did consolidation of the HHS agencies diminish the ability to transition from tacit to explicit knowledge? Additionally, the study investigates how the bill that mandated the consolidation was covered in the local media as well as the actual budget and employee loss impact of the consolidation in order to better understand the impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents as a result of major organizational restructuring. The findings have both theoretical and practical implications for information science, knowledge management and project management.
Date: December 2005
Creator: Hall, Heather Leigh
Partner: UNT Libraries

Final report: mathematical method for quantifying the effectiveness of management strategies.

Description: Large complex teams (e.g., DOE labs) must achieve sustained productivity in critical operations (e.g., weapons and reactor development) while maintaining safety for involved personnel, the public, and physical assets, as well as security for property and information. This requires informed management decisions that depend on tradeoffs of factors such as the mode and extent of personnel protection, potential accident consequences, the extent of information and physical asset protection, and communication with and motivation of involved personnel. All of these interact (and potentially interfere) with each other and must be weighed against financial resources and implementation time. Existing risk analysis tools can successfully treat physical response, component failure, and routine human actions. However, many ''soft'' factors involving human motivation and interaction among weakly related factors have proved analytically problematic. There has been a need for an effective software tool capable of quantifying these tradeoffs and helping make rational choices. This type of tool, developed during this project, facilitates improvements in safety, security, and productivity, and enables measurement of improvements as a function of resources expended. Operational safety, security, and motivation are significantly influenced by ''latent effects'', which are pre-occurring influences. One example of these is that an atmosphere of excessive fear can suppress open and frank disclosures, which can in turn hide problems, impede correction, and prevent lessons learned. Another is that a cultural mind-set of commitment, self-responsibility, and passion for an activity is a significant contributor to the activity's success. This project pursued an innovative approach for quantitatively analyzing latent effects in order to link the above types of factors, aggregating available information into quantitative metrics that can contribute to strategic management decisions, and measuring the results. The approach also evaluates the inherent uncertainties, and allows for tracking dynamics for early response and assessing developing trends. The model development is ...
Date: October 1, 2005
Creator: Covan, John Morgan; Sena-Henderson, Lisa; Robinett, Rush D., III; Brewer, Jeffrey D.; Roginski, Robert J. & Cooper, James Arlin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solid Waste Information and Tracking System Client Server Conversion Project Management Plan

Description: The Project Management Plan governing the conversion of SWITS to a client-server architecture. The PMP describes the background, planning and management of the SWITS conversion. Requirements and specification documentation needed for the SWITS conversion
Date: February 10, 2000
Creator: GLASSCOCK, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department