GIS Program Management - A URISA Certified Workshop
An outstanding opportunity to attend URISA’s most popular Certified Workshop presented virtually over 3 days:
· Tuesday, December 3, 2013: 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
· Thursday, December 5, 2013: 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
· Tuesday, December 10, 2013: 1:00– 3:00 pm EST
Instructor: Peter Croswell, PMP, GISP, Croswell-Schulte IT Consultants, Frankfort, KY
URISA’s GIS Program Management workshop is regularly presented at URISA conferences, chapter events, and at regional conferences. Normally a full-day classroom session, the workshop has been re-packaged into three sections and will be presented online this December to meet the constant demand for the subject matter without the travel expense and time away from work. The workshop content is thoroughly peer-reviewed and updated each year and is eligible for GISP Education credit (8 Hours of EDU-) and AICP continuing education credit have been applied for.
Course Description: Today, most government organizations have some type of GIS programs in place. They vary from being in their early stages, to the rebuilding or tuning-up phase, to being completed changed as new technologies and applications emerge. This workshop is designed to provide guidelines for managing your GIS program. It will look at the various organizational and technical issues program managers must address in order to develop a successful GIS program. The discussions will include managing all aspects of a GIS program from staffing and budgeting to procuring technology and working with vendors. A variety of real world examples will be presented showing a range of GIS programs and their implementations. This course presents an overview of successful and unsuccessful techniques for implementing GIS. Specific topics include:
- Program development
- Project management techniques
- Sustaining program support
- And managing consultants and vendors
Intended Audience: GIS Program Management is a must for anyone embarking upon a GIS program, involved with a less-than-successful GIS, or who is seeking ways to improve a successful implementation.
Attendees will receive all of the benefits of traditional classroom learning in an interactive online classroom while not having the expense of traveling to onsite training locations. Interactive communication between the instructor and other attendees is accomplished through communication tools within the training platform. Participants will receive an electronic workbook to accompany the instruction. Sign up early as the online ‘classroom’ is limited to only 100 participants. Consider pulling your team together to participate in the workshop together. Note that attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase THE GIS MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK (an additional textbook resource authored by Peter Croswell) at a considerable discount.
Cost: URISA International Members: $195 Non-members: $295
If you are unable to attend all three sessions, they will be recorded and you will have access to the archived sessions at the completion of the course.