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SQUEAL PROJECT PLAN

THE SQUEAL TEAM:

Brooke Ballantyne

Cen Campbell

Andrea Freeman

Reece Steinberg

SQUEAL LIBR/ARST 570: Management of Libraries and Archives

Executive Summary

This Project Management Plan is the result of the time and energy spent by the members

of SQUEAL (Students Quietly Undertaking to Encourage Apt Learning), who have

embarked upon the task of learning about management in an information environment.

The path we have chosen is outlined in this document.

SQUEAL is devoted to learning how to "work effectively within a larger organization

and to assume managerial responsibilities," and each of SQUEAL's members works to

achieve this goal through internal, external and personal factors. The Project

Management Plan is a guide which SQUEAL has created for itself in order to accomplish

our common goals in a timely and thorough manner.

The Plan includes an Introduction, Goals and Objectives, a list of Deliverables, the

Resources which Squeal has at its disposal, Constraints, Strategy and Actions, our

Budget, Controls, a description of our Documentation process, the Review and

Appendices.

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SQUEAL LIBR/ARST 570: Management of Libraries and Archives

Table of Contents

Executive Summary..................................................................................1

Table of Contents.....................................................................................2

Introduction............................................................................................3

Team Characteristics.................................................................................4

Ground Rules..........................................................................................5

Goals and Objectives.................................................................................6

Deliverables..........................................................................................10

Resources.............................................................................................12

Constraints...........................................................................................14

Strategy and Actions................................................................................17

Budget................................................................................................20

Controls...............................................................................................21

Documentation.......................................................................................22

Review................................................................................................23

Appendix A- Gantt Chart...........................................................................A

Appendix B- Budget Time Sheet..................................................................B

Appendix C- Time Sheet............................................................................C

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SQUEAL LIBR/ARST 570: Management of Libraries and Archives

Introduction

Students Quietly Undertaking to Encourage Apt Learning (SQUEAL) is a dynamic team

comprised of members Brooke Ballantyne, Andrea Freeman, Reece Steinberg and group

leader, Carolyn (Cen) Campbell. SQUEAL was formed in January, 2005 in response to a

Project Management assignment from Dr. Ken Haycock, professor of LIBR/ARST 570:

Management of Libraries and Archives. SQUEAL's parent institution is the School of

Library, Archival and Information Studies, a school of the Graduate Faculty of the

University of British Columbia located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

This project plan outlines the projected outcomes of SQUEAL's completed assignment,

giving concrete evidence of team decisions, investigation, resource development and

organizational structure. The plan defines the qualities of SQUEAL, its framework and its

projected development. It describes the schedules and rules by which SQUEAL abides, as

well as the ideologies and reasons on which these are based. The project plan includes

examples of documentation and programming which SQUEAL uses to organize, tabulate

and present its information.

The project plan is a navigational tool, utilized internally to focus efforts on completing a

high quality presentation on Pre-Appointment Human Resources Management, which

will be used as an educational device externally. As well, members of SQUEAL will

facilitate seminars on various relevant topics, encouraging team growth, and learning

through teaching.

The project plan also serves to document and clarify the process of the project; it

reinforces

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